• Murray Lachlan Young


    I'd love to ask for your help in turning my epic poem for young and old 'The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps' into a stage show, an audio book and a unique VR experience!

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    or go buy yourself the book at:



    Here's where you can catch  Murray’s  live show How Freakin Zeitgeist Are You?  Modern Cautionary Tales for Children and his live stand-up show  at festivals. More shows to be confirmed. Find them here first

    To book Murray Lachlan Young to appear at your event , theatre or festival please contact
    Crispin Thomas crispinctm@gmail.com  01453 757376 / 07837 798463

    2018 Book Release

    How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You ? (Paperback)

    It's been another busy 12 months for Murray Lachlan Young. April 2018 saw the paperback  release of How Freakin' Zeitgeist Are You? The collected works of Murray Lachlan Young – from 1994 to the present day – published by Unbound BooksBuy a copy of How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? in paperback here


    August 1st 2018 also sees the  publication of The Mystery of The Raddlesham Mumps on Scotland Street Press by Murray Lachlan Young told entirely in verse with 52 original stunning illustrations by Julie Verhoeven. https://scotlandstreetpress.com/#jp-carousel-1071

    2018 Touring, Performing Writing & Broadcasting

    Murray is performing this year in theatres and  across the UK  including  festival appearances at  Edinburgh International  Book Festival, Port Eliot,  Wilderness, Campo Sancho, Poet In The City/Smithfield 150 ,  Whitwell Music Festival, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Guernsey Literary Fest, Caerleon Lit Fest and  The Idler Festival. More dates to follow

    To book Murray Lachlan Young to appear at your event , theatre or festival please contact
    Crispin Thomas crispinctm@gmail.com  01453 757376 / 07837 798463

    Murray On Social Media

    You can follow Murray on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/murrayly and https://www.facebook.com/murraylachlanyoung/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/MurrayLYoung

    The Royal wedding announced

    Oh come on 

    Let’s Polish up the cutlery?
    And sample the fecundity
    With gathering hyperbole
    The gushing of the punditry

    The members of the soldiery
    The ranks of the nobility
    And really rather trendily
    A tickle of modernity

    For dressing rather racily
    A drizzle of celebrity
    And really rather nimbly
    O'Leary in for Dimbleby

    But keeping the solemnity
    And campery and bellsery
    The arch bishop of Canterbury
    All sparkly and velvety 

    Yet blocking out the frumpery
    By snubbing of the Trumpery
    The Windsors pitching handsomely
    The transatlantic fantasy

    A possible monstrosity
    Has altered its velocity
    To palpable delivery
    Of national specialty

    In millions at 33
    In tax that’s paid by you and me
    The second greatest wedding
    Of the the first part of the century 


    Or for the full effect listen to this rendition first broadcast on the fine Mr Shaun Keaveny's BBC 6 Music Breakfast show on 18th of May 2018 then may I suggest you visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p067jkrq

    Lyrics With...

    Murray's great show on BBC 6 Music 'Lyrics With...' is available on I-Player, don't miss his fantastic show


    Festival Fever

    Bookings are rolling in for this summer's festival shows and Murray is delighted to be starring on the larger comedy stage at this year's Port Eliot Festival in July

    2016 Tour 

    To coincide with the New Year publication of the forthcoming Anthology,Murray Lachlan Young will be undertaking a very special up-close and personal UK Tour in  September / October / November / December 2016.

    Widely regarded as one of the best-known poetry voices in Britain, Murray Lachlan Young presents his new live show . Acclaimed playwright, actor and writer,  Murray is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy and poetry with delightful commentaries on the bizarreness of contemporary life. Live and onstage expect flamboyant punchy wit and brooding subtext with empathetic humour and occasional attacks of original erotic folk song .

    A man whose performance clips have notched up over 250,000 hits on YouTube. 

    Known for his numerous appearances and residencies on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show and Radio4'sSaturday Live. Murray is current resident poet of BBC 6 Music and BBC Test Match Special and recently chalked up a huge BBC Radio4 hit with his poetic responses to The Shipping Forecast. Most recent work includes a co-adapted the new film version of the Dylan Thomas classic: Under Milkwood. No stranger to the big screen himself Murray has also appeared in About A Boy, Vatel and as a haunting gallows poet in Plunkett & Macleane.Murray’s first stage play, The Incomers, toured nationally as well as residencies at The Union Club, Soho and The Arts Club in Dover St. There was also a famed tongue in cheek Poet Loreate ‘bid’ appearance alongside Andrew Motion on BBC Newsnight with Jermy Paxman, commissioned works for Vauxhall Motors and Magners Cider, and recent appearances at countless festivals including headline slots at: Glastonbury, Latitude and Edinburgh Festival . Unmissable!

    PLUS..where  performances permit alongside the above tour:    MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG’s Modern Cautionary Tales for Children

    An innovative poetry show written and performed by Murray Lachlan Young.  A mixture of: poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling and a touch of panto make for a hilarious and positive route to showing children that poetry can be fun, thought-provoking and occasionally quite cool! This show gets children dancing on-stage, completing simple fun poems, being Ponies and getting seriously involved in live interactive poetry - this is a raucous, silly, scary, funny poignant and enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem.

    "Who'd have thought it .The big bad boy of performance poetry. turns out to be one of the greatest children's entertainers I have ever seen. There is not a patronising nanosecond in this show - children and 'ex-children' are treated exactly alike"  THE SCOTSMAN, FIVE STARS

    "Young is clearly one of the most likeable performers . His poetry is funny, observational and entirely silly. His audience banter is even funnier."  THE LIST, FIVE STARS

    For all show bookings contact

    Crispin Thomas / CTM. .Culture Tradition Music. Stroud Glos

    01453 757376 / 07837 798463  ctm@crispinthomas.orangehome.co.uk

    The Incomers

    All the buzz from Murrays play The Incomers can be seen at:


  • Listen again to Songs from Murray's acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Alien balladeer.

    Murray Lachlan Young

    Murray sings the songs of some of those who walk the roads less travelled.


    Now also available for your permanent enjoyment from:


    Murray Lachlan Young on 6Music Breakfast

    A Poem for the Pope, in 140 Characters