• Murray Lachlan Young


  • Book Release

    How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You ?

    It’s here! The collected works of Murray Lachlan Young – from 1994 to the present day – published by Unbound Books. Murray’s incurable addiction to rhyme is evident from the first page to the last, so to enter the marvelous, extraordinary world of Murray Lachlan Young!

    Buy a copy of How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You ? here


     


    Summer Dates 2017

    Here's where you can catch An Evening with Murray Lachlan Young, Modern Cautionary Tales for Children or a stand up festival show.

    More shows to be confirmed. Find them here first.

    www.murraylachlanyoung.co.uk/events



    Lyrics With...

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

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08fs446



    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:

    http://matthewlinley.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/the-buzz-on-the-incomers/


  • 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.

    www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/a-z/by/alien%20balladeer/current

    Now also available for your permanent enjoyment from:

    www.cdbaby.com/cd/murraylachlanyoungandbes


    Murray Lachlan Young on 6Music Breakfast

    A Poem for the Pope, in 140 Characters