Murray Lachlan Young
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.
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
Murray On Social Media
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
Murray's great show on BBC 6 Music 'Lyrics With...' is available on I-Player, don't miss his fantastic show
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
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 email@example.com
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 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