The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps

A hilarious new verse drama for children from the pen of 6 Music Poet in Residence Murray Lachlan Young.

Murray and I have history!

We first worked together under the auspices of Phrased & Confused, and then together with director Paul Jepson we developed two verse dramas The Incomers and Running Stag.

So I’m delighted to be working again with Murray on a new show for families. Murray’s family work mixes dark story telling, poetry, stand-up comedy, music and a touch of panto in long, long tales which make you shudder and laugh out loud. What always drives it is Murray’s passion for enthusing younger audiences with a love of poetry, rhythm and rhyme!

The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps is going to be a brilliantly absurd, raucous, silly, scary, funny poignant and an enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem.

Heres some sizzle – as Murray would say!

After a series of strange deaths young Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps-to give him his full name) at the tender age of 7 inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps.

So its just Crispin, a great big house and it’s ‘Aged beyond reason and green at the gill’ butler, Kenilworth.

What could possibly go wrong…or even right?

Development Period: Development in Summer 18, followed by test performances to co-incide with the publication of The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps, with beautiful images by Julie Verhoeven (see image above for an example!)

Key dates: On tour in April and Autumn 2019.  For more information see the attached promotors pack

What We Are Looking For: Venue partners interested in the new show!

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Photos from the early research and development (credit Pooch Purtil)