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The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

  • 16 - 17 Nov
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

Event Information

11.30am & 3pm
- The Saturday 3pm performance will be signed
Running time: 55 mins

Performed from Sat 16 — Sun 17 Nov

A gothic tale to make you shudder and laugh out loud! When 7-year-old Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps, he finds himself with only an ancient butler for company. As Kenilworth begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his eccentric ancestors, the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.

Celebrated poet and BBC broadcaster Murray Lachlan. Young stars in this compelling story with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), which combines oodles of theatricality with a touch of exquisite silliness.

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11.30am & 3pm

– The Saturday 3pm performance will be signed. Meaning a skilled BSL interpreter will be standing to one side of the stage interpreting the script and language used by the performers at the same time it is being performed. If you are booking specifically for this service please let our Box Office know as you are entitled to a concession.

£9 Standard Price
£8 Children & Students
£7.50 | Plus 1 in 11 free Schools

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Murray Lachlan Young

Murray Lachlan Young is a British poet, stand-up performer, broadcaster, playwright, screenwriter and children’s author. He came to prominence during the Brit Pop era of the mid 1990’s, when he became the only poet to sign a contract worth £1m.

His work echoes the great rhymers Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Gilbert and Sullivan, along with more alternative influences such as Grandmaster Flash, Tom Waits and Ian Drury.

His satirical commentaries can read like RD Laing in their philosophical intensity, whilst their subjects range from the vanities of celebrity and middle-class angst, to highlighting the absurdities of modern life.

Currently the poet in residence on BBC 6 Music radio station, touring the UK with his solo stand-up show and the collection of his work ‘How Freakin’ Zeitgeist are you?’, published by Unbound books.

Matthew Linley Creative Projects

Is a theatre maker, creative producer and freelance arts manager.

Action Transport Theatre

Action Transport Theatre don’t believe children are the future. They know they are the now, the present. Their individual ideas and imaginations are relevant today and inspire and inform everything they do. They work with children and young people as creative collaborators, to make professional and aspirational theatre which they share locally, regionally, nationally and internationally from their home in Ellesmere Port…

Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here