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The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps

Showing Wed 26 February, 7pm

The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps

This production ended on 26/02/2020


Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young stars in this thrilling new family performance perfect for audiences young and old.

After the double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.

Mixing compelling storytelling with a brilliant musical score by award-winning Arun Ghosh, the show has oodles of theatricality and a shed load of silliness.

A theatrical treat that’s perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and The Brothers Grimm!

Suitable for ages 7+

‘Hilarious - 10/10' The Guardian

'A fearsome but funny gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope…fantastic word-play, lovely moral' Michael Rosen

'Side-splittingly hilarious', Howard Blake (The Snowman)

'Murray Lachlan Young’s latest masterpiece', Matt Everitt, BBC 6 Music

'Beautifully staged…. utterly brilliant …. fiercely clever', Marcus Brigstocke

Prices £14; Students, U16s £8; Family Ticket £40