We’ve announced the first few dates of the new Murray Lachlan Young tour – cunningly entilted A QUEST FOR THE WEST. The tour runs from 27 January to the 13 February.
Thursday January 27th
Murray kicks off at the wonderful Broomhill Art Hotel. Ticket price includes a buffet and at £10 a throw its a real bargain! A perfect place for Murray to kick off his Quest for the West
Friday January 28th sees Murray do his usual slot on 6 Music with Sean Keavney. Then its off to a discussion about the poet as playwrite (more details later) before hitting the wonderfully decadent Barrrelhouse at Totnes. Its a limited capacity here – so buy early!
Then on Saturday 29th Murray will be performing his anarchic but wonderful family show Modern Cautionary Tales for Children II in the wonderful surroundings of Dartington’s Barn Theatre. Tickets will be on sale soon here.
Sunday sees Murray in a very intimate and very special show in Exeter – as part of the Laugh Out Loud festival -ticket details to be announced.
Whats it all about I hear you ask – best to leave that to the man himself:-
Murray said: “I was always being asked why I never embarked on a West country tour even though I live in Cornwall. It was then that the notion of a Westcountry tour and poem seemed like too good an opportunity to miss.”
Murray, resident poet on BBC6 music and Radio 4 Saturday Live, has been previously commissioned to write poems on subjects as diverse as the Save our Sleeper Train Campaign and the infamous incident when Rolling Stone Keith Richards fell out of a coconut tree.
Murray will be penning a poem to capture the essence of the West country while touring and is appealing for people to forward a few lines or a paragraph about their town or village for inspiration or perhaps inclusion.
“Capturing the essence of the Western counties without slipping into well-trodden cliché is a real challenge. That’s why I would really like to hear from the people that really know Cornwall, Devon or Somerset,” added Murray.
Murray, who has toured with the Pet Shop Boys, Morcheeba and The Pretenders, came to public notice in the west when he appeared on BBC This Morning program with a specially written poem for the Save Our Sleeper campaign.
Murray said: “I went on the show with ex-governor of the Bank of England Sir Eddie George. Together with my in depth knowledge of finance and Eddie’s superb satirical poetry, I think we carried the day.”
Stage aside, Murray has appeared in films alongside Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Grant, Liv Tyler, Tim Roff, Richard Griffith, Rachel Weiss and Jonny Lee Miller.
The tour will present a rare opportunity to enjoy Murray’s dynamic writing style, unique sense of humor, electric stage presence with rapid-fire verses in an intimate environment. His satirical show is deeply chuckleworthy and one not to be missed.
Much more info to be added here – and at murraylachlanyoung.co.uk – soon!