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The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

£3 - £5 Tickets


October 27, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£3 - £5
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Haydock Library
Church Road, Haydock WA11 0LY + Google Map

Part of the Big Imaginations Festival 

Matthew Linley Creative Projects

In association with Action Transport Theatre and Eastern Angles presents

Murray Lachlan Young’s


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

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 story telling with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness.

Bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the north and beyond. www.bigimaginations.co.uk

Suitable for 7 years +

“Fearsome and Funny”— 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

“Magical ****1/2” — Norwich Eye

“An utter delight for audiences young and old” — Neil D’Arcy Jones / Colchester Gazette

Tickets: £5/ £3 concessions

Starts: 11.30am

Where: Church Street (Opposite Mcdonalds)

Age:: 7+

Length: 65 Minutes

Pre-Show Crafts: 11.00am

Please note a £2.50 order processing fee will be added to your entire order.  This fee covers the cost of processing your booking from beginning to end.

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