Events 2008

Show Performer Performances
City Entertainment Presents Jess Conrad City Entertainment Wed 9 Jan 2008
The Sleeping Beauty Lets Dance Sat 26 Jan to Sun 27 Jan 2008
Sweeney Todd York Stage Musicals Tue 5 Feb to Sat 9 Feb 2008
An Evening of Mediumship with Simon Goodfellow Simon Goodfellow Mon 11 Feb 2008
Where There's A Will Rowntree Players Thu 28 Feb to Sat 1 Mar 2008
Disney's High School Musical Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Tue 11 Mar to Sat 15 Mar 2008
Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 16 Mar 2008
Fame The Northern Musical Theatre Company Mon 31 Mar to Sat 5 Apr 2008
Me And My Girl NE Musicals YORK Tue 15 Apr to Sat 19 Apr 2008
Spotlight on Dance Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance Wed 23 Apr to Sat 26 Apr 2008
Olympic Brass Shepherd Group Brass Band Sat 3 May 2008
Fun For The Family Generation Groove Sat 10 May 2008
The Beggar's Opera York Opera Wed 14 May to Sat 17 May 2008
Thick as a Brick Rowntree Players Wed 21 May to Sat 24 May 2008
Saturday Night Sunday Morning York Stage Musicals Wed 4 Jun to Sat 7 Jun 2008
Movie Magic KDanz School, York Fri 13 Jun to Sat 14 Jun 2008
Fanfare in Concert Fanfare Fri 20 Jun 2008
West End Wizardry York Light Opera Company Sat 28 Jun to Sun 29 Jun 2008
Dance Dance Dance 2008 Yvonne Hoque School of Dance Fri 11 Jul to Sat 12 Jul 2008
Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 13 Jul 2008
Sleeping Beauty Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 13 Sep 2008
Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 14 Sep 2008
Last Tango in Whitby Rowntree Players Wed 1 Oct to Sat 4 Oct 2008
Showtime Spectacular 3 The Northern Musical Theatre Company Tue 7 Oct to Sat 11 Oct 2008
Generation Groove in Concert Generation Groove Sun 12 Oct 2008
Back to Broadway Back to Broadway Sat 18 Oct 2008
The Best of Times York Musical Theatre Company Thu 23 Oct to Sat 25 Oct 2008
Showcase 2008 Anna's Academy of Dance Mon 27 Oct to Tue 28 Oct 2008
Youth Music in Action 4 Centurion Show Band Sat 1 Nov 2008
Hello Dolly NE Musicals YORK Tue 11 Nov to Sat 15 Nov 2008
York Gang Show 2008 York Scouts and Guides Tue 25 Nov to Sat 29 Nov 2008
Sleeping Beauty Rowntree Players Sat 6 Dec to Sat 13 Dec 2008
Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 14 Dec 2008
Les Miserables - Le Panto Oddsocks Productions Tue 16 Dec 2008
Gala Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Thu 18 Dec to Fri 19 Dec 2008
Christmas Music Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 20 Dec 2008

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City Entertainment Presents Jess Conrad

Original 60's Singing Sensation

City Entertainment

Wednesday 9 January 2008

Fabulous Showtime Spectacular Including The Showcase Dancers with The Golden Voice of Geoff West and Top Showdancer and Choreographer Paul Morgan.

Wed 9 Jan 19:30
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The Sleeping Beauty

Lets Dance

Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January 2008

Sat 26 Jan 14:30
Sat 26 Jan 19:30
Sun 27 Jan 14:30
Sun 27 Jan 19:30
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Sweeney Todd

"The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

York Stage Musicals

Tuesday 5 February to Saturday 9 February 2008

Tue 5 Feb 19:30
Wed 6 Feb 19:30
Thu 7 Feb 19:30
Fri 8 Feb 19:30
Sat 9 Feb 19:30
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An Evening of Mediumship with Simon Goodfellow

Simon Goodfellow

Monday 11 February 2008

Simon is an International Medium working in The UK and Europe He works as a Medium in a very unique way with passion and understanding it will be a truly inspiring evening

Mon 11 Feb 19:30
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Where There's A Will

By Georges Feydeau - a new adaptation by Nicki Frei. Directed by Frank Higgins

Rowntree Players

Thursday 28 February to Saturday 1 March 2008

A classic by the master of the French farce - Where There's A Will examines what happens when the widow of a philanderer re-marries and tries to control the behaviour of her new husband, whom she measures by the standards of the first! Just when she thinks she has him where she wants him, things get complicated by the return of a rival for her affections and close friend of the first husband who had taken himself off to China but returns believing the coast is clear to recommence his wooing.

Thu 28 Feb 19:30
Fri 29 Feb 19:30
Sat 1 Mar 19:30
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Disney's High School Musical

Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

Tuesday 11 March to Saturday 15 March 2008

All Performances Have Sold Out

A tale about daring to be different, our story starts with Troy, the school basketball star and Gabriella, possibly the cleverest girl around in a very unfamiliar situation. Having been thrown together in a karaoke contest whilst on a New Year’s Holiday they both realise that they have another growing interest – not just in the singing but in each other... So when Gabriella’s mother gets a transfer to the same area as Troy and Gabriella starts at the same High School it looks like our two heroes can re-unite and live happily ever after – or maybe not!

In step their well meaning friends Chad and Taylor and not so well meaning school drama divas: Sharpay and Ryan who are not so keen on the amount of time Troy and Gabriella are spending together rehearsing for their audition in the school musical or the effect it seems to be having on the rest of the school.

Will our two budding stars find a way to overcome the obstacles placed in front of them and make everyone realise that they really are All In This Together?

Tue 11 Mar 19:30
Wed 12 Mar 19:30
Thu 13 Mar 19:30
Fri 14 Mar 19:30
Sat 15 Mar 14:30
Sat 15 Mar 19:30
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Music Night

Musical Director Don Pears

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 16 March 2008

Featuring music by Ivor Novello, George Gerschwin and Jerome Kern

Sun 16 Mar 19:30
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Fame costs and right here is where you start paying

The Northern Musical Theatre Company

Monday 31 March to Saturday 5 April 2008

"To dream that you have FAME, denotes unrealized achievements and disappointed aspirations."

But this show is no dream. It is all about aspiration, passion and damned hard work! Remember those famous lines?


Bev Jones and his Northern Musical Theatre Company bring you a musical show full of youthful enthusiasm and talent showcasing hopeful, impressionable students all wanting to graduate from The High School of Performing Arts in the hope of starting out on a career in Acting, Singing, Music or Dance in order to achieve FAME! All under the watchful eyes of their experienced college tutors, who offer advice and words of wisdom to the exuberant, nervous and sometimes naive students. But student life isnt always a song and dance! Personal tragedy can strike, to even the most talented ......

Embrace this production of high energy, professionally choreographed dance routines, invigorating upbeat musical numbers, and leave the theatre singing to one of the most famous numbers ever since it was shown on TV in the eighties! FAME.

Mon 31 Mar 19:30
Tue 1 Apr 19:30
Wed 2 Apr 19:30
Thu 3 Apr 19:30
Fri 4 Apr 19:30
Sat 5 Apr 14:30
Sat 5 Apr 19:30
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Me And My Girl

Book and lyrics by L ARTHUR ROSE and DOUGLAS THURBER. Music by NOEL GAY.

NE Musicals YORK

Tuesday 15 April to Saturday 19 April 2008

The original show ran for 1646 performances and has had two revivals, in 1952 and 1984. Enjoy Leaning on the Lamp Post, The Lambeth Walk, Me and My Girl and other favourites.

Tue 15 Apr 19:30
Wed 16 Apr 19:30
Thu 17 Apr 19:30
Fri 18 Apr 19:30
Sat 19 Apr 19:30
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Spotlight on Dance

Proceeds go to The British Heart Foundation and St. Andrews Church, Huntington, York.

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

Wednesday 23 April to Saturday 26 April 2008

Featuring many different forms of dance including Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobatic.

Around 100 students are taking part ranging from the very young to senior citizens.

The music is very varied and includes items from classical, pop, jive, modern and film.

There are some 40 dances all with fantastic costumes.

Wed 23 Apr 19:15
Thu 24 Apr 19:15
Fri 25 Apr 19:15
Sat 26 Apr 19:15
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Olympic Brass

A Multinational Celebration Of The Olympics

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Saturday 3 May 2008

Including numbers played by the Beginners Band, the Concert Band and the Senior Band with a finale featuring all the Bands together. There will be a raffle in the interval.

Sat 3 May 19:30
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Fun For The Family

Generation Groove in Concert

Generation Groove

Saturday 10 May 2008

A night of music and entertainment for all the family to enjoy

Sat 10 May 19:30
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The Beggar's Opera

York Opera

Wednesday 14 May to Saturday 17 May 2008

The first and most famous of ballad operas, The Beggar's Opera is a lively satire of eighteenth century political life, in which beggars, thieves, fences, lawyers, prostitutes and gaolers clash and squabble, in their attempt to worm money out of all and sundry (and each other!).

First performed in 1728, the piece pokes fun at operatic convention by being based on low-life characters - the hero is an amoral highwayman who marries for convenience, pretends to marry two wives simultaneously and is betrayed by his 'so-called' friends.

Written by John Gay, The Beggar's Opera uses songs culled from contemporary songbooks, from other composers and from the traditional folk area. York Opera are using the Frederick Austin score, and the show will be directed by Clive Marshall and musically directed by Steve Griffiths.

Wed 14 May 19:30
Thu 15 May 19:30
Fri 16 May 19:30
Sat 17 May 19:30
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Thick as a Brick

An energetic score by John Pattison makes an all-round entertainment laced with John Godber’s characteristic insight and humour

Rowntree Players

Wednesday 21 May to Saturday 24 May 2008

Relief drama teacher Mary faces an uphill struggle when she tries to interest sixteen-year-olds Stacey, Kelly and Maggie in dance.

She isn’t helped by the science-obsessed headmaster, nor by the girl’s patent lack of commitment, nor by the lack of funds and resources, but she ploughs doggedly on

A trip to London to take part in a dance competition proves to be a turning point - the girls, though they don’t win, gain confidence, and Mary nearly becomes romantically involved with Stacey’s dad, Jimmy

Wed 21 May 19:30
Thu 22 May 19:30
Fri 23 May 19:30
Sat 24 May 19:30
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Saturday Night Sunday Morning

A New Concert

York Stage Musicals

Wednesday 4 June to Saturday 7 June 2008

Featuring songs from Hairspray, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Avenue Q, Altar Boyz, Crazy for You, The Wild Party, Jersey Boys, The Rink, Saturday Night, Parade, Sweet Charity, Sunday in the Park With George and many more!

Wed 4 Jun 19:30
Thu 5 Jun 19:30
Fri 6 Jun 19:30
Sat 7 Jun 19:30
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Movie Magic

KDanz School, York

Friday 13 June to Saturday 14 June 2008

Fri 13 Jun 19:30
Sat 14 Jun 14:30
Sat 14 Jun 19:30
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Fanfare in Concert

Featuring The Copmanthorpe School Choir


Friday 20 June 2008

Fri 20 Jun 19:30
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West End Wizardry

Marvellous Magical Musicals

York Light Opera Company

Saturday 28 June to Sunday 29 June 2008

Songs from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, The Boyfriend, Cats, Mary Poppins, Carousel, Oliver!, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Five Guys Named Moe and many many more...

Sat 28 Jun 15:00
Sat 28 Jun 19:30
Sun 29 Jun 19:30
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Dance Dance Dance 2008

Yvonne Hoque School of Dance

Friday 11 July to Saturday 12 July 2008

Fri 11 Jul 19:30
Sat 12 Jul 14:30
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Music Night

Music Night concert featuring the Tuesday Singers with soloists George Horne and Yvonne Garside

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 13 July 2008

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre hosts an evening of music and song.

Sun 13 Jul 19:30
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Sleeping Beauty

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 13 September 2008

Sat 13 Sep 14:00
Sat 13 Sep 19:00
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Music Night

A Celebration of the Popular Song

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 14 September 2008

With Musical Director Don Pears

Featuring Jo Pears, Stephanie Crossley, Janina Sweetenham, Caroline Parker, Arnold Durham and George Horne

Sun 14 Sep 19:30
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Last Tango in Whitby

By Mike Harding

Rowntree Players

Wednesday 1 October to Saturday 4 October 2008

For Pat, recently widowed, this years charabanc trip to Whitby is tinged with sadness. She is determined to enjoy herself, however, in the company of her old friends — warm, kind hearted Jimmy and Joan; gentle, innocent Jessie; Maureen; even garrulous, know-it-all Henry and interfering, outspoken Kathleen.

The holiday gets off to a lively start as Phil and Edna, "The Shangri-Las", provide evening entertainment in the form of old-time dancing. Phil, too, is trying to enjoy himself, despite being trapped in a dead, loveless marriage, and it is during their first dance together that he and Pat feel the unexpected spark of mutual attraction. To the disapproval of friends and family, they decide to sieze this second chance and start a new life together....

Directed by John Hall and co-directed by Caroline Heppell.

Wed 1 Oct 19:30
Thu 2 Oct 19:30
Fri 3 Oct 19:30
Sat 4 Oct 19:30
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Showtime Spectacular 3

Be thrilled and entertained from start to finish - a show for all the family!!!!

The Northern Musical Theatre Company

Tuesday 7 October to Saturday 11 October 2008

Bev Jones' Northern Musical Theatre Company returns once more with his extremely popular yearly event - Showtime Spectacular - an evening of well-known favourite West End showstoppers, Swing, Big Band and popular Hit Songs, with colourful glitzy costumes, fabulous, professionally choreographed, dance routines and stunning, memorable, show numbers!!!

His extended company of 45 quality performers, many of whom have been seen in Les Mis, Fame and recently The Pirates of Penzance, come together with Bevs' very own fabulous Showband to provide a professional musical extravaganza of pure, LIVE entertainment. Transport yourself to Broadway or The London Palladium.

Featuring 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls, Hairspray, Grease, Kismet, The Rocky Horror Show, Bob Fosse, The Can-Can, and Las Vegas to name but a few! Witness Showgirls in towering costumes, do the hand jive with the company in Grease, be absorbed into the haunting melodies from Kismet, blown away by the slick , precision dance routines of Fosse, and tap along with our tappers in 42nd Street. As for The Rocky Horror costumes....

Showtime Spectacular 3 — a show for all the family!!!!

Tue 7 Oct 19:30
Wed 8 Oct 19:30
Thu 9 Oct 19:30
Fri 10 Oct 19:30
Sat 11 Oct 14:30
Sat 11 Oct 19:30
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Generation Groove in Concert

Generation Groove

Sunday 12 October 2008

Sun 12 Oct 19:30
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Back to Broadway

Presenting a fast moving, spectacular evening of songs from some of the best loved musicals featuring West End and National Tour performers

Back to Broadway

Saturday 18 October 2008

Back to Broadway are currently touring the UK with a sparkling NEW production of songs from some of the greatest musicals.

This fast moving performance features artistes from West End and National Tour productions and promises to take you on a musical journey through show stopping numbers from Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Lion King, Chicago, Cabaret and many more, not forgetting the haunting melodies of Les Miserables.

With spectacular special effects, lively dance numbers, beautifully arranged harmonies and glitzy costumes this enchanting new production brings all the magic of the West End and Broadway to life in one unforgettable experience.

This performance is supporting Martin House Children's Hospice

Sat 18 Oct 19:30
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The Best of Times

Devised and directed by Paul Laidlaw

York Musical Theatre Company

Thursday 23 October to Saturday 25 October 2008

There is never an evening when somewhere in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman are not being sung...

Join us for what really is 'the best of times' as we take you on a stunning musical journey through some of the best-loved Broadway shows of all time.

Enjoy the hits from musicals such as Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack & Mabel and La Cage aux Folles to name just a few. Your favourite will be in there somewhere and if you don't know the music of this multiple Tony and Grammy award-winning composer... isn't it about time you did?...

Packed with music, song and dance this is an evening of musical entertainment at its best from York Musical Theatre Company.

Thu 23 Oct 19:30
Fri 24 Oct 19:30
Sat 25 Oct 14:30
Sat 25 Oct 19:30
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Showcase 2008

Anna's Academy of Dance

Monday 27 October to Tuesday 28 October 2008

Featuring Happy Feet, Hairspray, Angelina's Favourites and much much more

Mon 27 Oct 19:30
Tue 28 Oct 19:30
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Youth Music in Action 4

A celebration and show case of youth music and dance talent from in and around the city

Centurion Show Band

Saturday 1 November 2008

Sat 1 Nov 19:00
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Hello Dolly

Book by Michael Stewart. Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.

NE Musicals YORK

Tuesday 11 November to Saturday 15 November 2008

"And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this musical comedy. "Some people paint, some sew... I meddle," replies Dolly.

HELLO, DOLLY! is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, Hello, Dolly!, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie. And we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker!

Tue 11 Nov 19:30
Wed 12 Nov 19:30
Thu 13 Nov 19:30
Fri 14 Nov 19:30
Sat 15 Nov 19:30
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York Gang Show 2008

Walking Tall

York Scouts and Guides

Tuesday 25 November to Saturday 29 November 2008

Another show filled with Music, Merriment and Mirth from the York Scout & Guide Gang

Tue 25 Nov 19:15
Wed 26 Nov 19:15
Thu 27 Nov 19:15
Fri 28 Nov 19:15
Sat 29 Nov 14:00
Sat 29 Nov 19:15
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Sleeping Beauty

A fantastic fun filled traditional family pantomime

Rowntree Players

Saturday 6 December to Saturday 13 December 2008

Loosely based on a famous fairytale with madness and mayhem!

Evil Witch Hazel doesn't get invited to the christening of baby Rose so casts a spell on her so that if she pricks her finger before her 18th birthday she will sleep for 100 years!

Musical spectacular with lots of zany dance routines, silly plot lines, and dont forget the slapstick!

Prepare to be entertained again by the group who brought you Aladdin last year.

Directed by Caroline Heppell, Produced by Howard Ella. Musical Director Vic Heard supported by Dan Hield. Choreographer Claire Horsley supported by Siân Davies

Sat 6 Dec 14:00
Sun 7 Dec 14:00
Mon 8 Dec 19:30
Tue 9 Dec 19:30
Wed 10 Dec 19:30
Thu 11 Dec 19:30
Fri 12 Dec 19:30
Sat 13 Dec 14:00
Sat 13 Dec 19:30
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Music Night

Sunday Night Is Music Night

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 14 December 2008

A Celebration of the Popular Song

Featuring Jo Pears, Stephanie Crossley, Carol Richardson, George Horne, Arnold Durham and Ian Harvey

Sun 14 Dec 19:30
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Les Miserables - Le Panto

Oddsocks Productions

Tuesday 16 December 2008

It is France 1815, seven year old Cosette is saved from the clutches of an evil innkeeper and his wife by our hero Jean Valjean. But our hero is an ex-convict who is being relentlessly pursued by the pompous purist policeman Javert!

Will Cosette find secours? Will Javert arrest the suckers? Will Valjean finally succumb?

Adventure and tension, barricades and battles. Love, liturgy and laughs aplenty this Christmas as Oddsocks take on the French revolution and comes out on top!

Tue 16 Dec 19:30
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Gala Christmas Concert

The Three Bands of The Shepherd Group Brass Band Organisation

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Thursday 18 December to Friday 19 December 2008

Once again the 3 bands that represent The Shepherd Group Brass Band organisation are back to entertain this Christmas at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with songs old and new, festive and not so festive.

The Beginners Band will charm you; The Concert Band will give you a true taste of brass band music that will lead into the main course that is The Senior Band. The music will be uplifting and enjoyable just the job for the up and coming festive season.

Thu 18 Dec 19:30
Fri 19 Dec 19:30
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Christmas Music Night

A Celebration Of The Popular Song

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 20 December 2008

The Tuesday Singers


Jo Pears, George Horne, Ken Humphreys and Yvonne Garside

Sat 20 Dec 19:30