Sat 2 November - 2:00pm
Ages 7+

Matthew Linley Creative Projects
In association with Action Transport Theatre and Eastern Angles presents
Murray Lachlan Young’s

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

Part of Ellesmere Port Family Festival 2019 | Age 7+
Whitby Hall | Saturday 2nd November

A gothic tale which will make you and your family shudder and laugh out loud!

“Fearsome and Funny” — Michael Rosen
"Beautifully staged…utterly brilliant… fiercely clever" — Marcus Brigstocke

Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (Radio 4, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music poet in residence) stars in this thrilling new family performance perfect for audiences young and old!

After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps to give him his full name) 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.

The acclaimed Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling storytelling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness. A ‘theatrical treat’ that’s perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and The Brothers Grimm!

Ellesmere Port Family Festival 2019

Tickets: £8 all ages | £5 tickets for Ellesmere Port residents*

"Side-splittingly hilarious" — Howard Blake (The Snowman)
“Murray Lachlan Young’s latest masterpiece” — Matt Everitt, BBC 6 Music

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps is coming to Ellesmere Port Family Festival 2019 as a part of the Big Imaginations Festival, filling the North West with brilliant theatre.
(*You may be asked to provide proof of postcode prior to the event.)