What better day to start rehearsals for Murray Lachlan Young’s new verse play The Incomers than on UNESCO world poetry day!
Written entirely in verse (mainly blank verse with quite a bit of rhyming verse thrown in too) the Incomers is a lurid, yet blistering funny tale of sex, drugs and perfectly seared scallops. Set around a 10th wedding anniversary four friends find their lives unravelling as revelation follows revelation until we become aware that no one has been telling the truth to anyone about anything for a very long time!
You can listen to Murray introduce the play here:-
And heres a sneaky little extract – with Murray himself reading all the parts!
Although in many ways ‘a love letter to Cornwall’ it’s a real made in Devon story. The Incomers came out of workshops at Beaford Arts and at Dartington and is now being rehearsed in Exeter (at Emmanuel Hall – the home of Theatre Alibi and Hope Hall) before moving onto North Devon Theatres where the show opens on the 18th April.