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Graham Howes and Karen Lynne formed Missing Pieces Theatre Company UK specifically to produce this epic piece of Theatre and Dance. They formerly toured SING AS WE GO about Gracie Fields by Graham Howes and Karen Lynne and FRANKENSTEIN a physical theatre piece by Jem Barnes and both have considerable experience in all aspects of "the Business":


We got funding for the Missing Pieces Development Workshop from the Arts Council and the Unity Theatre Trust - we presented it at The London Welsh, Grays Inn Road London on October 11th 2012.




Details of the planned tour as they are finalised.


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Karen Lynne - Actress Singer Dancer and Playwright:






THEATRE (Selection)      


COMPANY                          PLAY                      PART                       DIRECTOR


Edge of the World Theatre Enterprises at Live Theatre Newcastle  Missing Pieces Vi  Graham Howes


Adam Spiegel Major tour          Saturday Night Fever  Flo Manero                           Karen Bruce

Summer Rep @ Sheringham   84 Charing Cross Road  Helene Hanff                     Nicky Matthews

                                                                Seasons Greetings Rachel                        Seymour Matthews

                                                           Dead Man’s Hand Pamela                          Seymour Matthews

Arts Centre Highgate                          Never Goodbye Vera Brittain                         Graham Howes

Chipping Norton                                   Cinderella  Evil Contessa                               John Abulafia

Customs House                                Tom and Catherine Catherine Cookson         Ray Spencer

English Theatre of Hamburg      California Suite  Millie/Beth                                  Clifford Dean

Palladium  / No 1 Tour                   Fiddler on the Roof (With Topol)Surcha            Sammy Bayes

Belgrade Rep                                   Fiddler on the Roof   Frumah Sarah                  Bob Hamlin

Warehouse Th. Croydon               Frankenstein  Elizabeth/Female Demon          Graham Howes

No. 1 Tour  (EOTW Prods)          Sing as we go  Gracie Fields                                 Graham Howes

Birmingham Rep          Golden Years of Jack Buchanan Phyliss Monkman         Peter Woodward

King's Head, London                    The Secret Garden   Martha Davies                   Joan Kemp - Welsh

Wolsey Theatre                               Half a Sixpence    Flo Bates                                       Dick Tuckey

Alexandra Theatre                        They're Playing our Song  Alter Ego                    Charles Haley

Queens Theatre                              The King and I   Wife / Eliza                                     Gerry Tebutt

Queens Theatre                              Peter Pan          Mermaid/Nana                                  Bob Tomson

Norwich Playhouse                       The World That Used To Be Josie                             Andy Smith

Canizaro Park                                  Mapp and Lucia   Grosvenor                                Peter Benedict

Showscene Productions             City Of Angels       Oolie/Donna                              John Mangan

Chipping Norton                            Jack the Giant Killer  Bad Adelgitha                    Murray Melvin

Hiss & Boo Dubai and tour         The Best of Broadway / Compilation                              Ian Liston

Tour / Marlowe Canterbury        The Best of British / Compilation Musical                    Ian Adam



Independent Film                 THE BLUELIGHT Susie                                                                     Hayley Lock

ITV1 / PARALLEL PRODS     KINGDOM SERIES 2  Lara KingHospice Admin                      Andrew Grieve

TCM                                                 Love Bites                        Karen                                      Shannon Davies

BBC TV                                      Spanish Heart 999      Susie Bowkiss                                       Anthony Wills

BBC TV                                      Crimewatch                 Vikki Thompson                            Michael Samuels

BBC/Channel 4//ITV                 Sing As We Go             Gracie Fields                                    Graham Howes

Independent Film                     Keats or Bust              Jane                                                         Sue Dawson


Commercials: Rank Xerox; British Telecom; Road Safety; Family Trust, Choicest Blend.


Corporates: Smith Kline Beecham, Customs and Excise & Sainsbury inhouse corporates. Sun Microsystems with Stephen Fry.



Vocal: Chest Belt to Lyrical Soprano - Range E below Middle C to G in Alt - over 3 ½ octaves

Dance:  AmericanTap, Ballroom, Jazz. Taught Advanced American Tap.

Accents: Geordie (Native) R.P. Excellent ear for accents and dialects. Good Mimic.

 Writer: Co-Author of: Sing as we go (National 2 year tour). Author of: Never Goodbye, Errol Flynn – a question mark for a face (Both Highgate Arts Centre and Aldwych Theatre WEST END Lunchtime show. Missing Pieces play with music and dance.


Other: Plays Piano. Excellent Mimic. Strong Comedic Skills/Timing. Own Cabaret shows at diverse venues and theatres. Singer with several major period orchestras – e.g. Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, 78 RPM and Palm Court Theatre Orchestra. Pebble Mill at One and other TV shows as singer.



Graham Howes Actor Director Writer and Hypnotherapist!


Hypnotherapy Practices in Ipswich, Manningtree, Frinton and Hadleigh Info: http://edgehypno.com and Graham Howes Hypnotherapy I offer a wide range of help with hypnosis and NLP - but especially to performers.






Directed (Selection): Sweeney Todd Sondheim, Out at Sea Mrozek, Frankenstein Jem Barnes, Sing as we go Graham Howes and Karen Lynne, Pinocchio Graham Howes, Gulf Arabian Nights 1 Graham Howes, Gulf Arabian Nights 2 Graham Howes, Threepenny Opera Brecht.The Libertine new play. Errol Flynn - a Question Mark for a face by Karen Foreman and Never Goodbye ( about Vera Brittain) by Karen Foreman.


THEATRE (acting): Selection


SALAD DAYS  Gus Williams / Inspector etc / Tete a Tete Opera Co / Riverside Theatre  Bill Bankes Jones

LET ‘EM EAT CAKE  Senator Lyons / Opera North / Caroline Gawn

OF THEE I SING        Senator Lyons / Opera North / Caroline Gawn

CUCKOO TEAPOT    Charlie/Mr Spencer /Eastern Angles /Ivan Cutting

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE John Baldwin Buckstone/Box in Box and Cox /Bury Theatre Royal /Pip Minihan

DICK WHITTINGTON Alderman/Sultan Newbury Corn Exchange/Hiss & Boo/Cal McCrystal of Cirque du Soleil



DARK TAYLE(2 HANDER) by Laurence Wilson Harry                                 All at Junction Theatre Cambridge

DOOGIE’S LAST DANCE by Debbie Giggle                  Maurice

BLAAM!  by Fraser Grace (Monologue)           Popsi Cola (Psychotic Murderous Clown in a shower!) 

FROBISHERS GOLD (reading) by Fraser Grace Boatswain /Apothecary with Janet Suzman


PROMISES PROMISES                    Mr Eichelberger Adam Speigel/Crucible Theatre /  Angus Jackson

FAME                                       Mr Scheinkopf               Aldwych Theatre West End / Karen Bruce

SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT Sammy/Jonesy etc West End International & Radio 2 / Martin Yates

FAME                                                                  Mr Scheinkopf              National Tour & Edinburgh / Karen Bruce

TWELFTH NIGHT                                     Sir Toby Belch                    Theatre Royal Bath / Andrew Harries

THE MISER                      Sir Arthur Edgerton (Anselme) Mervin Simon Salisbury Playhouse / Richard Beecham

JACK & THE BEANSTALK                   Baron Hardup (with Ted Rogers)  Stage Further/Delawarre / Robert Wheeler

PICKWICK PAPERS                             Pickwick                                          Library Theatre / Doc Watson

ARCADIA                                                 Noakes                         Manchester Library Theatre / Chris Honer

MAPP AND LUCIA (NEW MUSICAL)        Padre                              Canizaro Park            /    Peter Benedict

CHRISTMAS CAROL                   Marley / Fezziwig / All ghosts                      Library Theatre / Doc Watson

CITY OF ANGELS                                      Munoz                               Showscene Productions /John Mangan

BLOOD LIBEL            Godwin / Dialect coach  New Wesker play                 Norwich Playhouse / Irina Brown

ROMEO AND JULIET         Montague and Paris                                                                   Zoe Seaton

THE LAST YANKEE      Frick                                                                                                  Glen Walford

SPADGER                         Spadger                                                                                          Henry Burke

THE WORLD THAT USED TO BE   Max                                                                                  Andy Smith

HAMLET                                              Claudius                                 English Shakespeare Co/Chris Geelan

BEAUTY & THE BEAST              Father                                Unicorn Theatre @ Newbury / Richard Williams

DEATHTRAP                         Porter Milgram                                                                          CheltenhamRep / Martin Houghton

SING AS WE GO       Monty / Archie (Leads)                                              Edge of the World Th Prods No 1 Tour / G Howes                     

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF         Mordcha                                                                                    Theatre Royal Plymouth / Roger Redfarn

QUASIMODO                          QuasimodoHunchback of notre dame         Hornchurch  Rep / Bob Tomson

OLIVER                    Mr Bumble(part of National Tour)                           Bill Kenwright No 1 tour / Bob Tomson

A NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY       Proven Vick (Lead)                                   Orchard Theatre Co. / Nigel Bryant

TRACING CREATION                 John Clare (Lead)                                     Orchard Theatre Co. /Nigel Bryant

ANNIE                                          Daddy Warbucks                      Mercury Theatre Colchester/ Michael Winter

MACBETH                                  Lenox                         Crucible Theatre Sheffield / Mike Kaye Clare Venables

ROOTS                                       Jimmy Beales         Century Theatre, KeswickPaul Gibson / Kate Harwood

MOTHER COURAGE                    The Cook             Theatre Foundry Miners Strike tour / Romy Baskerville

CLOWN FOR A DAY   Mr Fitz (Registered Clown)   Clown CavalcadeRNT & Tour Self Devised & Directed

FRANKENSTEIN                           Dr Victor Frankenstein / Walton        Oxfordshire Touring  /Peter Cooper

MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE     Henchard - Mayor of Casterbridge   Oxfordshire Touring /  Peter Cooper

GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK        Schweik                                       Man In The Moon Fringe / Dion McHugh

1 OF OUR HOWLS IS MISSING  Terence (Lead replaced Chris Beeney) Bill Kenwright / Jimmy Thompson

TABOO – A WAY TO DIE            Victor Zorza                 Theatre Workshop/Cancer Relief / Nigel Townshend


35 years of many Commercial tours, USA Tours of Shakespeare, Pantos, TIE, Radio and Voice overs. Directing and writing credits also available. Ex - Clown (Face copyright on an egg!) Ex - Pig Farmer. Drama Teacher. Qualified and practicing Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.



FILM/TV COMPANY                            PLAY / PART                                                                         DIRECTOR

Independent Film  2012 release The Bluelight John  and Voice over                                         Hayley Lock

New Feature Film 2013 release The Haunting of Harry Payne Moocher                                 Martyn Pick

ITV                                     Law and Order “IdentityJudge Warwick                                       Andy Goddard

EYELINE/TRIFLE Feature Film                 Love's Kitchen John                                              James Hacking

ITV / Parallel TV and Film Productions  Kingdom (Series 1 with Stephen Fry) Councillor Bob Watkins

ITV / Parallel TV and Film Productions  Kingdom (Series 2 with Stephen Fry) Councillor Bob Watkins

Directed by (1) Robyn Sheppard and (2) Andrew Grieve


BBC  Panorama: Hutton Inquiry / Butler Inquiry / Why we went to War Sir John Scarlett (Head of JIC/Head of MI6)   Award for best Drama Documentary series                          Farron Blackwood


LWT                                    Othello Andrew Davies version Driver

Channel 4 / Anglia              To kill a dayFather  (Leading)                                                     Sophie Vaughan

BBC 2/Strawberry Films      I love London*  Featured                                                                 Nick Turvey

ITV / J Walter Thompson   Series of 3 ads for Colmans  Tom main character                     Martin Brierley

BBC                                    999 International Special     Dr Kevin Ilsley                        Robbie Del Maestro

BBC                               Bugs  Manna from Heaven      Chief  Lab  Technician                    Brian Farnham

BBC                                    Crimewatch UK                    David Hird ( Murder victim)              Daniel Barry

BBC                                    Crime Limited             Jury Foreman                                            Jayne Topping

BBC Children's TV series   Model Millie     Roger the Clumsy Lodger (Regular) Ali Stewart / Kay Benbow

THAMES TV                       The Bill                      Sam

Independent Film Co.         Parsons Pleasure         Parson Boggis (Lead)                                Martin Cray

German TV                         And Pigs Might Fly                       Fred                                          Curtis Radclyffe

BFI                                     The Draughtsman's Contract     Antonio                                    Peter Greenway

BBC                                    Swallows and Amazon Forever  Martin                                      Andrew Morgan

*Selected for “Panavision New Directions” screenings in New York & LA.


·         Commercial: Worldwide campaign on TV and Internet: Wrigleys Extra Ice as Leading artiste Prof Wrigleys and Voice Over


·         Observer Blur CD Antiques Roadshow pastiche Antiques expert 

·         Edelweiss Butter (for Europe) featured artiste


Also featured in major commercials examples include: Colmans long series of Norfolk Chef ads as “smuckerling” Norfolk Chef: Brooke Bond "Choicest Blend" series of three ads, Loot and Vick Throat Sweets.


Corporates:NHS training film ”5 a day” - as the difficult patient. Barclays Bank Mortgages, Ford Cars series on Management, BT series on Customer service; Sun Microsystems with Stephen Fry as Steve Ballmer/Microsoft


Radio 4 plays inc: Yaxley’s Cat; This green and pleasant land. Radio 5Live:Meltdown of the Golden Squad.  Radio 2: Sunset Boulevard concert version with Petula Clark and Michael Ball as Jonesy and others. Radio 3: Let em eat Cake


 Collaborators (Subject to availability)


Carole Todd - Consultant Choreographer



Work as Director/Choreographer in the West End, includes: Gyles Brandreth’s Zipp! (Duchess); Girls Night Out (Victoria Palace); Elvis the Musical (Astoria, Prince of Wales and Piccadilly); Return to the Forbidden Planet (Cambridge); Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey (Lyric); Lily Savage in Snow White (Victoria Palace); Tribute to the Blues Brothers (Whitehall); Jack to a King (Ambassadors); The Pocket Dream (Albery); James and the Giant Peach (Sadler’s Wells); The Rivals (Boulevard);


Wild Oats (National); La Cenerentola (Royal Opera House); various Gilbert and Sullivan operas (Sadler’s Wells and Savoy) and as Resident Director: Hello, Dolly! (Drury Lane); Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury);


Plus many galas and concerts at the Palladium, Prince Edward, Strand, Savoy and Drury Lane including: Jerry Herman’s Broadway, with Angela Lansbury at the Palladium last year and the staging for Bill Kenwright’s Any Dream Will Do concert, with eight Josephs, also at the Palladium.


Worldwide includes: The Mikado in Brisbane, Sydney and LA; Elvis the Musical in Vancouver and Sydney; Starlight Express in Japan and Australia plus countless trade shows from Iceland to the Bahamas.


She has directed/choreographed many different productions in UK, ranging from Peter Terson’s Strippers to Agatha Christie’s only comedy, Afternoon at the Seaside, and has worked on many Kenwright productions, the latest being Can’t Smile Without You – the UK tour based on Barry Manilow’s music.


Television/film work includes: Stravinsky’s Renard the Fox, Lenny Beige, Morecambe and Wise and Prick Up Your Ears.






Richard Marcel




Richard is one of the most versatile choreographers in the UK. His expert knowledge of a diverse range of dance styles, coupled with his exceptional musical and production skills, are always a significant and valuable asset to each of the many and varied productions in which he has been involved. Having worked with stars such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Diana Ross and most recently Tom Jones and Alesha Dixon, Richard's unique ability to create dance for stage and screen runs parallel with his continuing successes.






‘Let's Dance...for Comic Relief’ - BBC1

‘Happy Birthday Brucie’ - BBC1

‘Strictly Come Dancing’* - BBC1 '07/'08

‘Comic Relief '09’ - BBC1

‘First Dance’ - Living TV




‘Billy Elliot’* - West End

‘Bounce’* - Sadlers Wells

‘Grease’* - Sweden

‘Copacabana’* - Athens, Greece

‘Salsa on the Street’ - London

‘Bond’ - Royal Albert Hall, London


‘Burn the Floor’* - International tour

‘Strictly Come Dancing’* - UK tour '08

‘Havana Club’ - European tour


‘UK International Salsa Congress’

‘Bacardi Salsa Congress’

‘UK Cuban Salsa Congress’

Fashion/Trade Shows

‘London Fashion Week’ with Vidal Sasoon

‘International Boat Show’, Olympia

‘Motor Show’, Birmingham Conference Centre

Various shows for Fashion Live productions all over the UK

Anne Summers, Meryhill Centre


Cruise Ships

Richard Marcel Company – QE2, Cunard

Carnival Company – Oriana, P&O


TV Commercials

Frank’s Hot Sauce - Thomas Thomas Productions



All dance broadcasts for British Eurosport channel

Interactive for ‘Let's Dance...for Comic Relief’



Imperial Dance Sport Award 2005



‘Move It’ dance exhibition, Olympia

London College of Arts

London School of Musical Theatre

Bird Theatre College

Performers College

The Centre Performing Arts College

Italia Conti, London

Tiffany Theatre College


ISTD Congress

IDTA Congress


Member of Executive Council

Vice Chairman of the Club Dance Faculty


Musician – guitar, piano, drums, percussion

Professional music editing

Stage design


* guest choreographer


My choreography experience includes:


Musical Theatre


have worked in collaboration with award winning choreographer Anthony van Laast MBE for various West End and touring productions and have also created musical theatre show numbers for some of the UK’s top dance colleges. I am a regular guest teacher at the London School of Musical Theatre and am currently creating and choreographing two productions for a new P&O cruise ship.


Commercial/Hip Hop/Streetdance


I have been teaching and choreographing these styles of dance for many years. I have collaborated with Funkstylerz UK on various shows and projects and was a guest choreographer on the streetdance show ‘Bounce’. I was the executive choreographer for the Fashion Live production company working with some of the UK’s top commercial dancers and have recently been choreographing dancers from the West End hip hop show ‘Into the Hoods’. I am currently involved in the production of a professional streetdance syllabus for teachers.




Trained by Peggy Spencer MBE, I began my career competing as a regular finalist in all major UK championships and subsequently became a fully trained professional Latin/ballroom teacher. My students have included Chris and Jaci and Vincent and Flavia from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.


Swing/Lindy Hop


I was a member of the authentic jazz dance company ‘Zoots & Spangles’ and have been choreographed by the legendary Frankie Manning – one of the original exponents of lindy hop….priceless! My knowledge of swing music and dance is vast and my swing choreography can be seen on ‘Burn The Floor’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. In fact, after the girls’ swing group dance, Strictly judge Len Goodman’s comment was ‘I thought that was possibly the best group dance that I’ve seen on any of the Strictly’s’. High praise indeed!




Authentic Latin music and dance are my absolute passion! I have taught and performed at many salsa events, weekenders and congresses around the world. Having worked in Cuba, I have been educated in the many Latin rhythms that are responsible for the vibrant salsa dance scene today. I regularly lecture on salsa for various dance societies and I recently commentated on British Eurosport for the Monaco Salsa Festival. I am the main salsa choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.




With my knowledge of both ballroom and Argentine tango, I performed in the Movie ‘Evita’ with Madonna, the ‘Bird on a Wire’ video for ‘The Beautiful South’ and choregraphed and performed tango choreography in George Michael’s ‘Spin the Wheel’ video.




My tapping claim to fame is that I once performed a tap duet with Bret Jones from the Broadway show ‘Hot Shoe Shuffle’ whilst on tour in Scandinavia with John Miller (Glen’s nephew) and his band. As well as being able to put together Broadway-style tap routines I enjoy playing with the rhythms when it comes to tap. I currently teach American/jazz tap at professional level.




Last year I assisted and co-choreographed a huge bhangra festival in Trafalgar Square, London, working with some of Asia’s most successful pop artists. The choreography was a fusion of commercial, street and bhangra styles. Also, I recently recreated the show number ‘Shakalaka Baby’ from ‘Bombay Dreams’ for BBC’s ‘Let’s Dance…..for Comic Relief




Musical Director: 


Simon Egerton (Song)Writer/ Performer/ Composer/ Director




Simon has worked extensively as a musician and performer.


Simon started working as a dance repetiteur at 18, working with many of the great companies; Royal Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, LCDT, The Kirov Ballet. He worked with Nureyev, Messerer and Barishnikov, was a founder member of Central School of Ballet (as well as being its first director of music). He wrote the show Biography for the late William Louther (Shaw Theatre), before returning to study as a singer at GSMD aged 22.


Simon started acting with the comedy troupe Natural Theatre Co, touring extensively, combining musical, comedy and physical skills. These same physical skills served him well in his many acting roles including: Charley's Aunt (Royal Exchange) alongside Michael Sheen and Claire Skinner, Phelim McDermotts production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (English Shakespeare Company), and as Maximillian in John Doyles acclaimed production of Candide. 


As well as a successful acting career, Simon was Head of Music and vocal coach at several drama colleges and at Opera North and the Royal Opera House working  with composer Ben Park. He is an award winning Musical Director and a composer for both film and theatre.


In 2005, Simon's career was interrupted by illness, affecting his speech and mobility, and he spent three years in a wheelchair. During this time he trained in complemantary health practices and was Head of Music at two schools. He has made a full recovery and is back performing his "Fagends and Families" and writing performing and directing. And acting in and musically directing Missing Pieces.




Cast for the Development Workshop showing on October 11th 2012:

Vi Hauxwell                Karen Lynne
Harry Hauxwell           Bill Fellows
Lillian Hauxwell           
Emily Holt
Joy Hauxwell         Hannah Wood
Jim      Tadhgh Barwell O'Connor
George                      Kenny Davies
Charlie                     Simon Egerton
Nelly                         Susie Fenwick

Musical Director: Simon Egerton
Choreographer: Richard Marcel
Director: Graham Howes

Written by: Graham Howes and Karen Lynne



Thanks are due to: The Arts Council, Unity Theatre Trust, Jill Streatfeild our Arts Administrator, our anonymous sponsors for the Live Theatre rehearsed reading, Peter John Cooper Writer/Poet/Director, Brian Debnam and team of BDA Associates, John Holmes of Urban Matters, all staff at Live Theatre Newcastle, Chris Grady and Tom Atkins at Chris Grady Org Limited, Gill Hambleton at Northumberland Theatre Company NTC, Stewart Howson, Gez Casey, Hamish Glen at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Paul Tyrer of The Booking Office London. Beryl Stockman of Butterfly Tarot, Liz Shackleton of Jamm Print and Production Limited, Andreas Michaelides and the Unity Theatre Trust, Joan Lane of Wild Thyme, Angela Bull of Epsilon Productions, Enzo Squillino of Vincenzo Photography, Jaimie Squillino at Stage Star Party, Katherine Ives of Trilby Productions and at Lauderdale House Highgate London, Shaun Prendergast, Peggy Spencer MBE and mentor the late Alan Plater and all our lovely actors and other collaborators so far ...


Thanks to: Richard Marcel, Simon Egerton, Carole Todd, Hannah Flynn, Peter John Cooper, Kelly Marie.


Graham Howes   Karen Lynne   Artistic Directors   Missing Pieces Theatre Company in association with The Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Paul Tyrer at The Booking Office



Missing Pieces Administrator: Jill Streatfeild


Tel: 01206 391050

Mobile: 0787 5720623


Email: grahamahowes@me.com


Missing Pieces on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-Pieces/312659444488


Crowdfunding site: http://www.uksponsorship.com/a1604.htm 

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Missing Pieces Theatre Show UK





Members »




Graham Howes

Karen Lynne

Carole Todd

Richard Marcel

Simon Egerton

Peter John Cooper

Jill Streatfeild


Missing Pieces Actors:


Karen Lynne

Bill Fellows

Emily Holt

Hannah Wood

Susie Fenwick

Tadhgh Barwell O'Connor

Kenny Davies

Simon Egerton







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