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. 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. And with Young, audience participation for both children and ex-children (as he calls us) is neither awkward nor embarrassing, just fun.
Murray Lachlan Young is one of the UK’s foremost performance poets, BBC 6’s Resident poet and a regular fixture on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. His unique combination 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 and dying on-stage, completing simple fun poems, pretending to be ponies, and getting seriously involved in live interactive poetry. It is a raucous, silly, scary, funny poignant and enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem. Murray’s poetry is funny, observational and entirely silly. His audience banter is even funnier.
Suitable for ages 6+