A lurid, yet blistering funny tale of sex, drugs and perfectly seared scallops is making it’s way to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 20 April, 8pm. The Incomers is a hideously entertaining black farce in which four friends are slowly stripped of all their pretensions and secrets written by 6 Music resident poet, Murray Lachlan Young.
The play is set in the South West, as a full moon rises over a remote, windswept cottage. The children are in bed, wine is breathing nicely and the dinner is in the oven. It’s Gordon and Celia’s wedding anniversary. They’ve asked their oldest and dearest friends Zach and Jane down from London. The only problem is that Zach and Jane aren’t Zach and Jane anymore. Jane has gone and Julia – the 25-year-old, French burlesque dancer, has taken her place.
What starts as a simple celebration quickly descends into farce as devastating revelations unravel, until it becomes perfectly and painfully clear that no one has been telling the truth for a very long time. Groundbreaking by its use of Murray’s characteristic verse, The Incomers will have you gasping in shock and roaring with laughter in equal measures.
Critics have already lauded the Incomers as ‘an Abigail’s Party for the Generation X’. Set to a fabulous soundtrack of evocative ’90s sounds, The Incomers dances, laughs, sings and cries its way through an unforgettable night. ‘Simply brilliant – hysterically funny and strangely moving’ – Claudia Winkleman
Murray Lachlan Young is one of the UK’s most dynamic and best-known exponents of spoken-word and stand up poetry. Murray is known for punchy wit, brooding subtext & occasional attacks of unaccompanied erotic folk song. Murray has played the main stages at Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & has toured with The pretenders, Julian cope, Morcheeba, The Pet shop boys amongst others. Having recorded with Chuck D, Morcheeba, Jools Holland, Shriekback & many unknown bearded weirdoes, Murray has also appeared in Movies opposite, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Grant, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Tim Spell, Rachel Weiss.
Currently 6 Music’s resident poet, the original regular on Sony Gold winning Radio 4 Saturday Live show, regular on BBC radio 2 Culture show & contributor to the BBC’s test match special. Neil Tennant Called him “The best since Betjeman”.
Tickets £12 adult/£11 members/£10 concessions. To book tickets for contact 01308 424204 or click HERE.