Murray Lachlan Young’s ‘Modern Cautionary Tales for Children II’


Murray Lachlan Young stands outside in a dressing gown, his arms held up and pulling a face.

‘Enchanting. One of the greatest children’s entertainer’s I have ever seen. Five stars.’ THE SCOTSMAN

From the moment Murray Lachlan Young bounds onto the stage, hair wrapped in a towel, dressing gown flapping, you know you’re in for a good time. Young is clearly one of the most likeable performers in the world. Best of all, he knows exactly what your average 5–10-year-old is interested in. Toilets, poo and death being three key subjects discussed during the show.

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, completing simple fun poems, dying theatrically and getting seriously involved in live interactive poetry – a raucous, silly, scary, funny, poignant and enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem.

Murray Lachlan Young is one of the UK’s foremost performance poets, BBC 6 Resident poet and a regular fixture on BBC Radio 4. His poetry is funny, observational and entirely silly. His audience banter is even funnier. And with Young, audience participation for both children and ex-children (as he calls us) is neither awkward nor embarrassing, just fun. Essentially, Young’s show defies description. A literary event, a stand-up show, a cosy chat – Modern Cautionary Tales for Children is all these things and more.

Performances are on:

  • Saturday 24 July at 12 noon
  • Saturday 24 July at 3:30pm

This show is free for everyone and you’re more than welcome to just turn up on the day – we can’t wait to see you!

All events as part of our ‘Swich programme will be carried out in accordance with the current government guidelines on Covid-19 on the date of the event.

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