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The Christmas Show 2019

The Festive Spectacular

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Come and indulge in the glitz and glamour of our great British Christmas show. Featuring laugh out loud comedy from Christian Lee (Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist), spell binding performances and spine tingling vocals, together with a company of eight gorgeous dancers plus our junior ensemble…
The Christmas Show is not to be missed!

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A feast of festive family entertainment, flavoured with tradition.

Thursday 19th. 2pm & 7pm

Friday 20th. 2pm & 7pm

Saturday 21st. 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 22nd. 2pm

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Jack Off The Beanstalk

Saturday 28th December 7.30pm

‘STRICTLY OVER 18s ONLY’

Pantomime isn’t just for Kids!!!

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Something giant is coming to Clacton!

Following their sell out production of Sinderella in 2019, the adult panto team visit the West Cliff Theatre for the first time for another filthy season of festive fun. The Trotts are in town and Jack is prepared to mount the huge stalk (not for the first time!) to do what it takes to save his village from being crushed by the giant.

This strictly adults only production brings a whole new meaning to it’s behind you! Join a fabulous cast of hilarious performers for a night you won’t forget in a hurry!’

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Dick Whittington

TUESDAY MATINEE

31ST DECEMBER 2PM

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The Panto Bus proudly presents their take on the traditional, fun, family pantomime …… Dick Whittington.
We join Dick Whittington as he travels to London to seek his fortune. There he will do battle with the evil King Rat as he tries to save the town and win the heart of the beautiful Alice. Will he succeed….. find out as you cheer and boo your way through this fun for all the family pantomime, packed full of song, dance and a few laughs along the way…… Oh yes it is’

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West Cliff Open Day 2020

SATURDAY 25th JANUARY 11am & 2pm

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We are once again throwing our doors open to the local community on Saturday 25th January from 10.30 am until 4pm for our annual Open Day.

There will be two tours this year (11am and 2pm) which will include a ‘point of view’ opportunity to see exactly how a performance is put together.

This FREE event offers a wonderful opportunity to explore behind the scenes, meet the Trustees, the Friends and the many fantastic volunteers who are essential to the day to day running of the West Cliff. Our Stage Door Bar will also be open during the day serving coffee, drinks and snacks.

Tours are FREE but please do book in advance (In person, by phone or via our website) to avoid disappointment.

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Aladdin (CMTS)

30th JANUARY – 2nd FEBRUARY

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Join Aladdin, Widow Twanky and Wishee Washee on the adventure of a life time as they do battle with the evil Abanaza. With plenty of audience participation, songs, dance and laughter this is truly one of the all-time classic pantomimes and suitable for all ages.

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California Dreamin

FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY, 7.30pm

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The Mamas and Papas, one of the super groups from the Golden age of the Flower Power Era in the 60’s.

They brought us smash hits like “Monday Monday”, “Creeque Ally”, “Dedicated To The One I Love”, “I Saw Her Again Last Night” “California Dreaming”, just to name a few.

This show will instantly transport you back to one of the most iconic periods of the Sixties.

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The Flower Power Era, where, Peace, Love & Psychedelia Flowed freely to the great music of Scott McKenzie, The Flowerpot Men, Barry McGuire, The Lemon Pipers , The Turtles, plus many, many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relive a summer of love in one great show.

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Nathan Carter

& Special Guest Claudia Buckley

SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Irish Country pop star Nathan Carter is back at the West Cliff for another energetic live performance with his amazing band and a special support guest.

Nathan is one of Ireland’s biggest artists, and with an incredible 7 top 10 albums under his belt, he is well on his way to becoming a household name. Most recently, the 2018 ‘Born for the Road’ shot straight into the top 5 at number 3.

Growing up in a house where Country and Western music filled the air, Nathan was exposed to classic songs of Johnny Cash, Don Williams and Dolly Parton. From the tender age of 4 years old, not only learning to play guitar, piano and accordion, which plays a vital part in his live show, Nathan quickly became head chorister in the Liverpool Boys choir where he toured the world and even performed in front of the Pope in Rome.

Nathan will be joined by Special Guest Claudia Buckley.

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Dance Through The Sensational Seasons

SUNDAY 9th February 6.30pm

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A wonderful collaboration of dancing from Theatretrain pupils aged 6 to 18 years, to seasonal songs including Spring and Summer favourites, along with Autumn, Halloween and Winter classics.  A show with many styles of dancing including musical theatre, modern and contemporary/ lyrical, a fabulous night out for all ages as the show comes alive with vibrant costumes.  This show will have you clapping, toe tapping and singing throughout!

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The Cinder Path

FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

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The Cinder Path tells the tale of Charlie Macfell, an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.

Written by legendary author Dame Catherine Cookson, The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama set against the backdrop of WW1.

This is theatre at its very best filled with laughter, tears and an unforgettable musical score.

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On Tour With ELVIS

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE

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Michael King is thrilled to be back at the West Cliff for another performance of his ‘On Tour with Elvis Show’. Widely recognized as the best in the business at being Elvis and supported by his superb backing band and singers, this show is what many describe as one of the most authentic and dynamic Elvis Presley tribute shows ever. It has been said on many occasions that Michael King’s dynamic and powerful live performances are as close as it gets to watching Elvis for real. But don’t take our word for it, come along and decide for yourself!

See more info at elvismichaelking.com

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Summer Holiday

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All aboard! Let the award winning West Cliff Youth theatre take you for a ride abroad a Routemaster from London to Athens as they present the classic 60s feel-good musical ‘Summer Holiday’.

Sing along with the iconic songs Bachelor Boy, Living Doll, The Next Time and of course the title track, as you join Don and the other London bus mechanics and their friends on their musical adventure across Europe.

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Billy Fury In Sound & Vision

FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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Fury in Sound and Vision is an exciting new show combining amazing on screen visuals with live performance from renound West End performer Gavin Stanley.

Using cinematic documentary footage from the huge BBC4 hit ‘The Sound Of Fury’ you will be taken through the amazing journey of Billy’s life with interviews from Len Goodman, Imelda May, Mark Kermode, Joe Brown and more with his songs brought to life live on stage. Fury lives!

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The Opera Boys

SATURDAY 29th FEBRUARY 7.30pm

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With Immaculate 4-part musical medleys, combined with stunning solo performances, the Opera Boys will keep you entertained with a whole feast of West End treats.

Featuring songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story,  Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You and The Greatest Showman, this is the perfect show for lovers of musical theatre.

The show also features beautiful operatic and classical numbers that the boys have become known for over the last few years, such as Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye.

With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.
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Twist (CADS)

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David Woods is a mild-mannered accountant who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his venomous wife, Sarah, the nation’s favourite actress from the hit soap Doctors and Nurses. But such a book would sell even better if she was murdered first!

With all the ingredients you’d expect of a first class thriller, the cunning twists and turns will take you on a corkscrew ride of suspense and excitement.

And just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, think again, as Twist catches you out one more time before the breath-taking denouement.

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Lionel – A Tribute to Lionel Richie

FRIDAY 13th MARCH 7.30pm

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Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’,

 ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

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 “I CLOSE MY EYES AND IT’S LIONEL”

ROGER UPRIGHT Ex Western European Manager of MOTOWN
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Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

SATURDAY 14th MARCH 7.30pm

 

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Mark and the gang are back for another toe tapping night of great music as the Winter Dance party returns.

This is always a popular show which has people singing along, so be sure not to miss out on a great night out.

Will rock ‘n’ roll ever die? That’ll be the day!

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Dad’s Army – Radio Show

SUNDAY MATINEE

15th MARCH 2.30pm

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Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters
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Calling Planet Earth

FRIDAY 20th MARCH 7.30pm

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Recreating the electrifying 80s taking you on a musical memory right back to the nightclub dance floor!

Relive, sing, dance to many of the best 80s songs ever from artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, The Police, Tears For Fears, ABC, Japan, Human League and more. Unforgettable hits such as Planet Earth, True, Tainted Love, Vienna, The Look Of Love and many, many more!

Performed by an incredible live band, awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast.

This show is without doubt the most stunning 80’s experience ever brought back to the future!

Calling Planet Earth – The show that defines a decade”

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Foster & Allen

SATURDAY 21st MARCH 7.30pm

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Foster & Allen aren’t showing any signs of slowing down and their touring commitments prove how popular they remain for their fans who like to see them in a live performance experience.

The tour coincides with a special edition new release Timeless Memories which features 182 tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums, many of which have not been reissued in the UK for a number of years; Maggie, After All These Years, Reminiscing, Reflections, Remember You’re Mine, Souvenirs, Memories, Heart Strings, By Request, Songs We Love To Sing.

THE UNIQUE ‘FOSTER & ALLEN’ SOUND WILL BE WITH US FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!
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Forever in Blue Jeans

SUNDAY MATINEE

22nd MARCH 2.30pm

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Come and join the greatest party in town as Forever In Blue Jeans celebrates 22 happy and successful years “On The Road”.

A perfect feast of entertainment starring Carole Gordon with terrific singers, dancers and musicians playing the best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. This big hearted show performs songs from Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals such as Oklahoma and Paint Your Wagon plus many more all performed by the stunning Red Hot Blue Jeans Band”.

Bring the whole family and come and enjoy the liveliest and happiest show of them all FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS.

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Jersey Beats

FRIDAY 27th MARCH 7.30pm

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It’s the show night out not to be missed – wowing crowds in Blackpool since 2014, and now touring the country – OH WHAT A NITE! is a different style of tribute show to any other that you will have seen or heard of before.

Matt Andrews leads our vocal quartet as our tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band and how they formed the group which took them to the dizzy heights of television appearances, fame and fortune… All performed alongside an amazing trio of vocal talent – Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massey, Bob Guardio and Tommy Devito.

Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceedings and ensuring the crowd leave with a big smile on their face.

Our Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up – bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage bringing the era back to life!

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The show also has a way of bringing current hits to life too, with that same Doo Wop style – again making OH WHAT A NITE! different to any tribute show you’ll ever see!

Stunning costumes, choreography, production and more – all to take you back to the era when hit song, after hit song had ‘The Four Seasons’ famous around the World.

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The Fizz – Up Close and Personal

SATURDAY 28th MARCH, 2020

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Up Close and Personal Evening with The Fizz

Join Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston (The Fizz) for an “Up Close and Personal” evening at The West Cliff.

Have you ever wondered where the idea for the rip-off skirts came from? What it’s like to win The Eurovision Song Contest? Why Cheryl, Mike and Jay can’t be called Bucks Fizz any more? Why not ask them yourselves at this “warts-and-all peak behind the curtain” story of Bucks Fizz. Hear some of the hits, including three No. 1s: Making Your Mind Up, Land of Make Believe and My Camera Never Lies, that made them one of the most successful bands of the 80s.

An evening full of music, laughter and nostalgia, this is must for any lover of the 80s.

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West Bergholt Concert Band

SUNDAY MATINEE

29th MARCH 3pm

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The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return for an afternoon of musical favourites from the Big Bands, Musicals, Films, Rock-n-Roll, and more. It’s sure to be another enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style.

In aid of St Helena Hospice.

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Rapunzel

SATURDAY 4th APRIL 2pm

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Scott Ritchie Productions & KD Theatre Productions are joining forces once again to collaborate on a Brand-New  Staging of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL.’  Featuring an original book, music & lyrics, high energy choreography, loveable characters, colourful set and costumes and an opportunity for the audience to meet the characters after the show, this production promises to be entertaining for all the family.

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Wired for Sound – Celebrating the Music of Cliff Richard

SUNDAY 5th APRIL 7.30pm

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Jimmy Jemain with the Undercover Shadows celebrate six decades of hits singles by Sir Cliff Richard. A must see show for all Cliff Richard fans. This show will have you tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles as you listen to Cliff’s fantastic music. Jimmy Jemain, who won TV’s ’Stars in Their Eyes’ 30 years ago, is widely recognised as the number one Cliff tribute artist, with Cliff himself commenting “Spot on, a bit too good”. The Daily Mirror write that Jemain “Talks, walks, looks and sings like Cliff Richard”. As The Shadows played an important part in the early years, no show reflecting on the career of Sir Cliff would be complete without some of their music performed by a sensational five piece band the Undercover Shadows.
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Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps

SATURDAY 11th APRIL 7.30pm

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Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he’s visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

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Exciting Science

FRIDAY 17th APRIL 2pm

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This Brand New, Exciting & Educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the “Exciting” back into Science.

So stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop …. And splurt…

Exciting Science – Prepare to be amazed!

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ELO Encounter

SATURDAY 18th APRIL 7.30pm

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Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.

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Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music!

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Fantastic performance, I’ve never seen such a standing ovation here!

Braintree Arts Theatre – Manager Phil Pattie

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Simply outstanding – sell out show – thank you ELO Encounter

The RoadHouse Birmingham – Manager Zoe Godber

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Supersonic 70s Show

FRIDAY 24th APRIL, 7.30pm

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Yes, it’s the hottest ticket in town! The ‘Supersonic 70s show’ is GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all…the 70s! Led by the ‘Catsuit Wonder Girl’ vocalist Janey Bombshell, this ‘all live’ band delivers a power packed spectacle. From the towering might of Queen, Fleetwood Mac & ELO, through the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy, David Essex and Donny Osmond whilst foot stompin’ to the sounds of Sweet, T.Rex, and Suzi Quatro you won’t have time to catch your breath! Alongside timeless classics by The Carpenters, 10cc and Elton John, the band even add in a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision song contest.

It’s no wonder it’s being called, “the greatest 70s show in theatre land”

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So bring a strong pair of lungs, and favourite 70s outfit, as it is time for you to live out your childhood memories once more on this glorious rollercoaster ride of 70s nostalgia.


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Herman’s Hermits

Saturday 25th April, 7.30pm

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Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest selling bands of the 60’s, not just in the UK, but around the World.

From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, the band have chalked up 23 Hit Singles, 10 Hit Albums, appeared in 3 Major Movies and to date they have sold in excess of 75 Million records worldwide.

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