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artsoutwest@thekirkgate.com

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The Kirkgate Centre

Location

The Kirkgate Centre
Kirkgate, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ

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Date

24 Oct 2019

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

£12/£6/£28

Labels

Theatre

The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps

Celebrated poet and broadcaster MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG (BBC 6 Music poet in residence, Radio 4, Radio 2) presents his thrilling new family performance.

In this brand-new show Murray mixes compelling story-telling and poetry with a brilliant score, a healthy dose of physical theatre and a touch of silliness.

After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps to give him his full name) inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.

A gothic tale which will make you and your family shudder and laugh out loud!

Suitable for 7 years +

 

‘A fearsome but funny, perfectly metrical gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope. Fantastic word play, lots of gruesome. Lovely moral’  Michael Rosen

 

On Murray’s previous childrens’ work – Modern Cautionary Tales for Children:

‘The big bad boy of performance poetry turns out to be the greatest children’s performer in the world’  Kate Copstic, The Scotsman

 

On Murray Lachlan Young:

‘Simply brilliant, hysterically funny and strangely moving’ Claudia Winkleman

 

Bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the north and beyond
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