Murray Lachlan Young's THE INCOMERS Launches UK Tour Today

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A lurid, yet blistering funny tale of sex, drugs and perfectly seared scallops is set to both enthral and entice audiences when it tours the UK this spring. The Incomers, a hideously entertaining black farce in which four friends are slowly stripped of all their pretensions and secrets, is written by 6 Music resident poet, and regular BBC Radio 2, contributor Murray Lachlan Young.

The play is set in rural countryside, 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.

Written entirely in Murray's characteristic verse, The Incomers will have you gasping in shock and roaring with laughter in equal measures.

Murray, who spent 10 years living in rural Cornwall before returning to London said: "I love the Westcountry sense of humour and I love the way things get done and undone. It may seem strange to those who come to a performance of The Incomers, but it is my tribute to the west."

"Many people, when moving to rural areas find that the countryside has different plans for them than they had originally hoped for."

The Incomers features a strong cast fronted by Rory Wilton, best known as Chippy Miller in the popular television series Doc Martin.

Rory said: "Murray's script is pure gold. It's an outrageously dark comic farce, where four head strong characters are slowly stripped of their outer layers of pretence and their deepest secrets are both painfully and pleasurably revealed. Three of our characters end up gloriously savaged with no option but to take a good hard look at everything we've come to stand for.

Murray added: "When waking up from living a dream, one can often find that delusion would be wonderful - if other people didn't start getting involved."

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.

The Incomers opens today, April 18th at North Devon Theatre, Barnstaple before touring until May 25th including a week at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London (Monday 13th May until Saturday 18th )

For full tour details see www.theincomers.co.uk/tour-dates.

Windswept Productions is about creating theatre that's new. It's about mixing up dance, drama, verse and bags of talent. We like theatre that provokes, challenges, make you laugh out loud and leaves you wanting more. More information, including actor's / production blogs, cast biogs and video clips of rehearsals, can be accessed at www.theincomers.co.uk.

Pictured: Murray Lachlan Young

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