HOW FREAKIN' ZEITGEIST ARE YOU? - AN EVENING WITH MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG
Prepare for an evening ofsatirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty as BBC 6 Music & Radio 4 regular Murray Lachlan Young presents his stunning new live up-close and personal show way. A delightful romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum. This is unique stand up comedy/spoken word performance, from one of the very best in the business. Always topical, his show effortlessly addresses the way we live and our trying to make sense of society .
Playwright, actor, screen-writer and poet -extraodinaire. Celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy with delightful commentaries on contemporary life, expect flamboyant, punchy wit, brooding subtext and empathetic humour.
With many festival appearances (Latitude, Glastonbury, Womad, Beautiful Days, Wychwood, Port Eliot and Ways With Words Dartington) under his belt, Murray draws and performs material from his new hardback collection: How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? along with much loved live favourites from BBC Radio 4 . Murray has also most recently co-written the screenplay for the latestfilm version of the Dylan Thomas classic: 'Under Milk Wood' .
Making his name in rock clubs and underground cabaret venues in London in the 1990s he signed to EMI in 1997 releasing the album Vice and Verse. No stranger to the big screen, Murray has appeared in 'About A Boy', 'Vatel' and 'Plunkett & Maclaine' .His first stage play, 'The Incomers', toured nationally to great acclaim. A man whose performance clips have notched up over 250,000 hits on YouTube and known for his numerous appearances and residencies on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show , Radio 4's Saturday Live, BBC Test Match Special and The Shipping Forecast and even on Newsnight. Mick Jagger even recently presented Keith Richards with a CD copy of Murray’s poem, marking the anniversary of Keith falling out of a coconut tree. Bless. Un-missable.
“Simply brilliant, hysterically funny and strangely moving.”Claudia Winkleman
“A Noel Coward for the Noel Gallagher generation.” The Times
“A rock n roll poet”. Chrissie Hynde
The evening will comprise of two sets from Murray with a short interval inbetween. After the performance Murray will be signing copies of How Freakin' Zeitgeist Are You? Published by Unbound.