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Charlie Landsborough

Saturday 6th April 7.30pm

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In 2019, UK Country Music legend Charlie Landsborough plans to retire from touring to concentrate on writing and recording music.  Before his retirement Charlie will be embarking on an extended tour of Britain.

Known as the UK’s premier country music singer, country music is only one part of his live shows. Charlie’s gigs are a night of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems.

Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘International Country Album,’ Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame.

Charlie said: “Now I thought that you, who have been so good to me, should be the first to know that I intend to hang up my guitar and retire next year. Hence, this next tour around England in spring will be my last.”

“I will certainly miss you all but will never forget your great kindness and support and will always treasure the wonderful memories I have of the lovely times I have had with you.”

 

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Wife After Death

Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th March. 7.30pm

Saturday matinee 2.30pm

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Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.

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Cinderella

Saturday 29th – Monday 31st December

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From the producer of Peter Pan and Aladdin, the classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella will be transformed into a breath-taking youth extravaganza with dazzling sets, gorgeous costumes and music that the children will know and love. Packed full of comedy, with plenty of audience participation, Cinderella is the ultimate New Year treat for children of all ages. You’re all invited to the ball and we’d love for you to join us!

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Rapunzel

January 31st – February 3rd 

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‘Clacton Musical Theatre Society’ present a tangled tale of a tiny baby stolen away in the night, and locked in a tower by the evil Witch Gothel. Will she ever be rescued and escape the tower she so longs to leave? Come and find out for yourself by joining us in this musical adventure.’

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West Cliff Open Day

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We are once again throwing our doors open to the local community on Saturday 26th January from 10 am until 4pm for our annual Open Day.

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.

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Our Open Day is also an ideal time to learn about what goes on backstage during a performance, and also the various opportunities there are for volunteers – from Technical/Backstage to Front of House and even being out and about helping to promote the theatre on event days like the Clacton Air Show.

Tours of the theatre, along with an introduction from the Chairman of the Trust and the Theatre Manager will commence at 10.30am, 11.30am & 2pm. All tours are FREE but please do book in advance (In person, by phone or via our website) to avoid disappointment.

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On Tour with Elvis

Staring Michael King

Saturday 9th February

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Michael King’s ‘On Tour With Elvis’ is without doubt the UK’s authoritative touring Elvis show.

An exciting Vegas show filled with Elvis’ greatest hits and more delivered live in true Elvis style. This is a night of pure breathtaking Elvis entertainment plus the best Elvis sound you will hear!

Michael is the only UK Elvis performer to have received the ‘Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award’ for his performances there with Elvis’ very own Jordanaires.

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Nathan Carter – Born For The Road

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Sunday 10th February, 2019 7.30pm

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Following the success of his current Autumn tour, Irish Country-Pop crossover star Nathan Carter announces his Born For The Road 2019 tour.

Without a doubt, he is fast becoming one of the UK’s most prolific touring artists, with his energetic showmanship proving irresistible for fans across the UK.

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The Opera Boys

Saturday 16th February 7.30pm

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Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between.

Operatic arias and classical favourites from ‘Nessun Dorma’ to ‘Time to say goodbye’ are mixed with showstoppers from ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ right through to ‘Jersey Boys’. The show also features brand new classical arrangements of modern day pop hits, all performed in The Opera Boys inimitable style.

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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.

Making classical music accessible to the masses, The Opera Boys combine their exceptional classically trained voices with their experience, showmanship and personality to deliver a wonderfully entertaining show not to be missed!

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Guys & Dolls

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd February 7.30pm

Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

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The multi-award winning West Cliff Youth Group are proud to present their latest musical, the ever popular “Guys and Dolls” (A Musical Fable of Broadway)

This romantic comedy involves the unlikeliest pairing, a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary girl and shows the lengths a ‘guy” will go to when he really falls in love with his “doll”

Famous songs include “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”, “Luck be a Lady” and of course the title  song “Guys and Dolls”.

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Gaelforce Dance Spectacular

Sunday 24th February 7.30pm

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Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999. This Dance spectacular has enjoyed tremendous success on a global scale performing in over 30 countries, across 4 continents and playing to over 2 million people.

2019 will be an exciting new year for Gaelforce Dance, with exhilarating new choreography and the inclusion of new dance numbers. This year Gaelforce Dance is going to be bigger and brighter, with glittering new production, exciting new costumes and electrifying music and songs. “We aim to be different from other shows; we are more theatrical. We operate by a very sharp edge which it is very challenging for our dancers, but the experience of our show is irreplaceable and much more emotional and immediate,” says Richard Griffin.

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“Gaelforce Dance takes the audience right to the edge with its perfect mix of traditional and Contemporary Irish dance music. It fuses a classic love tale in a spectacle of star studded quality that is Irish dancing at its raw and energetic best.”

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Russell Kane

The Fast and the Curious Tour 2019

Thursday 28th February 8pm

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He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life- once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.

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Think Floyd

Friday 1st March 7.30pm

Think Floyd 40th The Wall Live

 This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands.

The brand new show for 2019 will feature a complete performance of The Wall as well as the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and much more.

Backed by a an impressive laser light show, this exciting production will faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.

“Brilliant! – They are really good.” – Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason

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Forever in Blue Jeans

Saturday 2nd March 7.30pm

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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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The Best of Wham

Friday 15th March 7.30pm

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A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s? In four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records, topping the charts with three albums, four number one singles and eleven top ten hits

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This fun-loving, vibrant, megamix tribute to the pop sensation of the 80s will be loved by ‘Young Guns’ of all ages, so come along to the ‘Club Tropicana’ (*Sorry. Drinks not free.)

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm

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Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

West Bergholt Concert Band

Sunday 17th March 3pm

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Beatles to the Big Bands.

The ever popular West Bergholt Concert Band return with music from Mary Poppins, the Big Bands, Sousa, World War 2, and many more. As always it will be an enjoyable afternoon of great music delivered in the band’s entertaining style and is in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

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The Lionel Richie Songbook

Friday 22nd March 7.30pm

Celebrating the music of LIONEL RICHIE & THE COMMODORES

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‘OH! WHAT A FEELING!’ – Winner of ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ in 2018 at the ‘NATIONAL TRIBUTE MUSIC AWARDS’ and voted ‘OFFICIAL UK NO.1′ by ‘The Agents Association of Great Britain’ is back in 2019 with a stellar line-up of world class musicians including Talon’s own Jonny Miller and the awesome  talent of Malcolm Pitt in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Easy’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Stuck On You’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Hello’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…

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Beach Boys Smile

Friday 29th March 7.30pm

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Immerse yourself in vocal bliss, with the smooth harmonies and classic songs of group that will never be forgotten. In an all new production – The Beach Boys Smile, touring the UK from 2017.

Love of music, vocal harmony and Brian Wilson’s composition are what brings five young and incredibly talented musicians together to form Beach Boys Smile (aka BBS). Their roots can be traced as far back as the 80s when three brothers sang along to the classic surf tunes of the Beach Boys in the car on their way to the sunny beach, radio cranked up high! Every time BBS put on a show, all these memories flood back and put a smile on audiences faces the world over. All the greatest songs and feel of The Beach Boys!!

 

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Through The Decades With Roy & Buddy

Saturday 30th November 7.30pm

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Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas and even recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico. Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’, and Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents would of gone on to match any songwriter in the world, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!

Darren Page’s vocal abilities have earned him a reputation for quality, especially when singing the hits of Roy Orbison while Marc Robinson has played the part of Buddy Holly all over the world.

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Manilow

Sunday 31st March 6.00pm

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Very Few performers have an effect on the modern pop culture that this man has. As a performer, as a writer and as a boundary breaker! With the largest fan base in the world, to do this man justice it has to be approached with the dignity and respect that he deserves. This isn’t a tribute act, this is a genuine fan, paying homage to an incredible talent. As tonight we celebrate a legend as we relive the music of “Manilow”

With an incredible live band and stunning backing vocalists, this production celebrates the timeless songs and melodies of ‘Barry Manilow’ the man & his genius. With all of his classic hits from Even Now, I write The Songs, One Voice, Copacabana, Could It Be Magic, I Made It Through The Rain, Mandy & so many more.

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Karen Carpenter

Sunday 7th April, 3pm

The Carpenters – Voice of the Heart

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Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy, her voice and her music is played all over the world everyday on the radio and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those care free days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love.

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. Songs that link together from The BeatlesMR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, to name but two of these timeless classics.

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With the Blue Jeans band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.

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The Bohemians

 Friday 12th April, 7.30pm

A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits

The BohemiansInternationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring  the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

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Twist & Shout

Saturday 13th April 7.30pm

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Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits., Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones. Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more…

Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

Twist & Shout is a non-stop feast of music that features a 4 piece live band and cast of 6 singers and dancers performing hits such as; She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.

This show will leave on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Thursday 18th April 7.30pm

The Ladyboys of Bangkok presents:

The Greatest Showgirls Tour.

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‘Now seen by over 3,000,000 people’

Cheekier Funnier and as Spectacular as ever, this amazing show has been touring in the UK for 21 years since it was created for the world famous Edinburgh Festival.

A cabaret like no other cabaret performed by girls like no other girls. Featuring 16 of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls ………..Who just happen to be men!

(Oh…and a grumpy dwarf from Oldham!)

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Michael English

Thursday 25th April 7.30pm

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Following the huge success of Michael’s previous visit to The West Cliff Theatre, he returns in 2019 with his fantastic show on April 25th & The Legendary Brendan Shine joins him once more as his special guest on the night.

Michael has gone from strength to strength in the last 4 years packing out venues all over Ireland & The UK for both concerts & dances. Michael & his talented Band are renowned for their energetic performances & with Michael’s musical talents he plays both his famous “red piano” & accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him. And with accolades like “Best Country Dance Band” at The Irish Country Music Awards & “Performer of the year” at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt there is no stopping the Kildare man!

Michael has just released his 1st  Live Double Album since his last visit and has had numerous hit singles including “Joey on the Fiddle” & “Then it’s Love”.

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The Bootleg Shadows

Saturday 27th April 7.30pm

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In aid of The East Anglian Air Ambulance

 The Bootleg Shadows have been entertaining audiences in theatres for over 10 years with their celebration of the great music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard.

You can expect to hear all of the hits, from Apache all the way through to Riders in the Sky and sometimes a few ‘wild cards’ are thrown in for good measure. Who doesn’t love a bit of Duane Eddy, The Tornados, Telstar, or even Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross?

The attention to detail in recreating the sound and moves of The Shadows is second to none, even down to the trademark synchronized dance steps, as well as using period instruments and amplifiers.

This feel good show will leave you smiling and dancing all the way home and not only will you have had a great night out but you will have also helped raise money for a worthwhile cause; the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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The Ballroom Boys

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone

Friday 3rd May

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Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.

Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter!

Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango!

Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS!

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.

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PJ Proby – The Farewell Tour

Friday 10th May 7.30pm

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PJ PROBY, a legendary 60’s Super Star Icon, first invited to the UK by The Beatles, went on from being an American Star to a Super Star in Europe. With hits such as “Somewhere”, “Maria”, “Together”, and of course the biggest hit that started everything off for him in the UK “Hold Me”.

In his early career PJ would lay down the vocals on Elvis Presley’s future releases to enable the Star to fulfil his movie contracts, then Elvis would put his own vocals down, for the finished article.

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PJ has been a Star for 5 decades now, and at 80 years old is still going strong, however, it is time to put the guitar down, hang up the stage suits and enjoy his retirement.

Joining PJ on his Farewell Tour is another 60’s Super Star, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders. Wayne’s hits include “UM,UM,UM,UM,UM,UM”, “Game Of Love”, “Pamela, Pamela”, “Groovy Kind Of Love” and many more.

A great night of Nostalgia, Laughter, 60’s Hits, and more.

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The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 17th May, 7.30pm

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As Britain’s No.1 tribute show they bring alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

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The Wizard of Oz

Saturday 25th May

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Join Dorothy on her magical adventure ‘Over the Rainbow’ in this all new show from KD Productions. This fantastic family show is fun for all the family and guaranteed to have you smiling all the way to Oz and back as Dorothy and her friends battle that Wicked Witch. This is a feel good show with modern songs the kids will love and that classic story we all know and cherish.

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