Thursday, November 13, 2008

LONDON: Apples & Snakes, featuring Murray Lachlan Young

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008, £8/£6
Soho Theatre,
21 Dean Street,

APPLES & SNAKES IN SOHO - Rogue spoken word and maverick poetry

To some, he will always be the poet who signed a £1m record deal with EMI. Others will recall him as the Britpop Lord Byron who kept popping up on MTV and supporting the Pet Shop Boys. We're happy to report, though, that Murray Lachlan Young is well and truly back. Not only that, but winning new fans with his reassuringly daft children's shows and his snappy stints as resident rhymer on Radio 4's Saturday Live. So if you want to see the man who's scaled heights that most poets can only dream of, better book a ticket post-haste.

Stacy Makishi is another artist who's constantly exploring new areas – in her case, the uncharted corners of her own mind. In Stacy's world, the spoken word is as stretchy as the pair of tights she utilises on stage to such good effect. And once you've seen her, you'll never look at a Brussels sprout in the same way again. Joining Murray and Stacy will be the footstompingly feisty Chanje Kunda, with her upfront mix of poetry and hip-hop beats. Socially committed and hard to ignore, Chanje is so feelgood that you'll just want to take her home and stick her on your hi-fi. And if she's remembered her CDs, you can do just that.

With compere Joshua Idehen manning the mic, it looks like being London's liveliest night this side of New Year's Eve.

Booking: 020 7478 0100 /

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