18 Oct Ruskin Hall (Yes – Friday!!)

Fri 18th Oct 2013
Ruskin Hall

Acts (click the act for more info)

Ian McMillan

It gives us great pleasure to be able to bring you one of the norths favourite performers and a northern treasure..

Ian is poet-in-residence for English National Opera, The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and appears regularly on Pick of the Week, Quote Unquote, The Arts Show, Just A Minute, You & Yours and Coast. He was recently castaway on Desert Island Discs and featured with his Orchestra on The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze.


On the first day of Yorkshire Christmas my true love gave to me
A tinsel muffler to put round me tree
On the second
2 racing pigeons
3 nippy whippets
4 flat caps
5 Dickie Birds
6 Grandmas grumbling
7 Grandads snoring
8 Banghra Dancers
9 parkin makers
10 Bowls full of Yorkshire pudding batter
11. Football teams struggling in the lower divisions
12 Michael Parkinson Blow Up Dolls


Richard McDougall

Richard McDougall is a former World Open Champion for Close Up Magic, and a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle. A magician skilful enough to dumbfound the keenest eye and flexible enough to interpret your requirements.

The Magic Circle wrote that "Richard delivers intimate, intensely
focussed and exquisite magic" whilst Opus magazine reported "Richard McDougall more than meets any artistic standard you could care to set" and we think they're both right!

Private engagements include five parties for Her Majesty The Queen, including the only private party celebrating her Golden Jubilee; two parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, including his 50th birthday at Highgrove; Millennium night at the Savoy Hotel, London and private parties for Paul Getty and Sir Paul McCartney.

Richard has also performed in over thirty countries for corporate clients including Cartier, Asprey and Rolls Royce. His stage routines have been featured on television in Japan, Columbia, France and the United Kingdom and he was co-writer on the Derren Brown show which won the Silver Rose of Montreux for Channel 4.

"The highlight of the evening...slick and genuinely funny"
London Evening Standard.


Hattie Hatstar

Direct from The Peaks, Hattie is a big friend of Cabaret Boom boom. She has played gigs, cabarets and festivals all over the UK and Europe for over 17 years, including long stints in the UK, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland.  Years of experience busking and gigging has seen her grow into an excellent songwriter and a relaxed, funny and engaging performer.