Hay Festival 2013

Event T1

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
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A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T2

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Kate Rusby

Celebrating 30 Years on Tour

Venue: Venue 1
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Kate Rusby is often hailed as the ‘first lady of folk’. Announcing herself to the music press in 1999 with a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, she has forged an impressive 30-year career, breaking records and headlining everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to Cambridge Folk Festival.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over the past 30 years of music making, together with a selection of fresh new songs from her most recent albums and new releases.

Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

Price: £24.00
 
Kate Rusby

Event T3

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T4

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Simon Amstell

Spirit Hole

Venue: Venue 2
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With his first stand up tour since the release of internationally acclaimed feature film - ‘Benjamin’ and Netflix Special ‘Set Free’, Simon Amstell brings ‘Spirit Hole’ to a theatre near you. Due to high demand additional dates have been added for 2022 for this critically lauded show. ‘Spirit Hole’ is a blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more. If you yearn for a night of unprecedented joy and laughter book now and avoid regret.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The undisputed king of the stand up confessional” Evening Standard

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ”No one zeros in on human comedy …. quite like Simon Amstell. He’s palpably having a great time. As indeed are his audience” The Guardian

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It’s all so clever and original and acidly funny ….. it comes very close to comedy bliss’ i Paper

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd

There will be a 20 minute interval. There is no age restriction but show is recommended 15+
Price: £25.00
 
Simon Amstell

Event T5

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T6

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Mariana Mazzucato

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Venue: Venue 2
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One of the world’s most exciting and original economists, Mariana Mazzucato calls for new levels of boldness and experimentation to be applied to the biggest social and political issues of our time: inequality, disease and climate change.

Mazzucato argues we need to rethink the capacities and role of government within the economy and society, launching new ‘missions’ that require and incentivise innovation in all sectors to achieve a common goal. Her ‘mission-oriented’ approach means fundamentally changing the relationship between public and private, making them together more genuinely purpose-driven. By equipping government with the tools, organisation and culture it needs to drive social missions on a scale not seen before, we can aim for changes that really matter to people and the planet.

With its ideas already being adopted around the world – including by the European Commission and Scottish government – Mission Economy offers a way out of our impasse to a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Price: £12.00
 
Mariana Mazzucato

Event T7

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T8

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Reginald D Hunter

Bombe Shuffleur

Venue: Venue 2
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Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the f*** could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur.

Reginald D Hunter is back with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border.

Age recommendation 18+
Price: £25.00
 
Reginald D Hunter

Event HDT1

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Julian Clary & David Roberts

The Bolds Go Green

Venue: Venue 4
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Join beloved comedian, actor and author Julian Clary, and award-winning illustrator David Roberts, for this hilarious, interactive event starring everyone's favourite hyena family.

The Bolds have decided to do their bit for the planet and go green. They're reducing, reusing and recycling as much as they can. Not all of their eco-friendly ideas are welcome, though – especially when it comes to ‘watering’ the neighbours' front garden with wee...

Age 6+
Adult Ticket
£8.00
 
U16 Ticket
£5.00
 
Julian Clary & David Roberts

Event T9

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Devi Sridhar

Preventable: The Politics of Pandemics and How to Stop the Next One

Venue: Venue 1
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Preventable uses the spellbinding story of the Covid-19 pandemic to show how global politics shape our health.

Professor Devi Sridhar has risen to prominence for her vital roles in communicating science to the public and speaking truth to power. In Preventable she highlights lessons learned from outbreaks past and present in a narrative that traces the Covid-19 pandemic – including her personal experience as a scientist – and sets out a vision for how we can better protect ourselves from the inevitable health crises to come.

In gripping and heartfelt prose, Sridhar exposes the varied realities of those affected (from the jailed doctor in Wuhan who sounded the alarm, and the bored passengers marooned on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, to the daily nightmares of exhausted healthcare workers), and puts you in the room with key decision makers at crucial moments (from over-confident heads of states and their hesitant scientific advisors, to the beleaguered leaders of global health organisations).

Sridhar vibrantly conveys the twists and turns of a plot that saw: deadlier variants emerge (contrary to the predictions of social media pundits who argued it would mutate to a milder form); the Pyrrhic victory in many countries of the false narrative of health versus the economy (those countries which controlled the virus, like Taiwan and Denmark, had a steadier recovery); countries with weak health systems like Senegal and Vietnam fare better than countries like the US and UK (which were consistently ranked as the most prepared); and the quickest development of game-changing vaccines in history (and their unfair distribution).

Combining science, politics, ethics and economics, this definitive book dissects the global structures that determine our fate, and reveals the deep-seated economic and social inequalities at their heart – it will challenge, outrage and inspire.

Price: £12.00
 
Devi Sridhar

Event T10

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T11

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Stephen Fry

Homecomings

Venue: Venue 1
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Home is the word that hovers over the Odyssey from first to last. Stephen will talk about the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s Ulysses and Stephen’s own journey towards the finish line as he completes the fourth of his Greek mythology metrology. A sense of home is something very deep inside all of us.

Price: £20.00
 
Stephen Fry

Event T12

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe


Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T13

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T14

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T15

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Julius Caesar

Venue: Hay Castle
Read more

A new collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe brings nine performances of Julius Caesar to a specially commissioned open-air theatre at the newly renovated Hay Castle. The traveling company of actors, will bring to life Shakespeare’s political thriller with a stripped back production made fresh for our world today.

Touring has been a longstanding tradition at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, since the tours of the Elizabethan Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare’s versatile troupe toured frequently in the summer especially when there was a plague or political unrest. Shakespeare’s Globe has now established a world renowned reputation for highly ambitious and economical Shakespearean storytelling in the rough and ready fashion of Elizabethan times.

“We are so delighted to be able to finally come to the Hay Festival to perform against the breath-taking backdrop of Hay Castle.” – Shakespeare’s Globe

Please note: this will be an open air performance.
Adult Ticket
£25.00
 
U16 Ticket
£12.50
 
Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour

Event T16

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Caryl Lewis

Drift

Venue: Venue 3
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Nefyn has always been a mystery, even to her brother Joseph with whom she lives in a small cottage above a blustery cove.

Hamza is a Syrian mapmaker with a dark past, incarcerated in a military base a few miles up the coast.

A violent storm will bring these two lost souls together – but other forces will soon try to tear them apart...

Hauntingly atmospheric, rich with magic, mystery and the wonder of the sea, Drift is a love story with a difference: a mesmerizing story of two people – and two cultures – drawn together against the odds.

Caryl Lewis is a multi-award-winning Welsh novelist, children's writer, playwright and screenwriter. Her breakthrough novel Martha, Jac a Sianco (2004) is widely regarded as a modern classic of Welsh literature, is on the Welsh curriculum, and the film adaptation – with a screenplay by Lewis herself – went on to win six Welsh BAFTAs and the Spirit of the Festival Award at the 2010 Celtic Media Festival.

Price: £12.00
 
Caryl Lewis

Event T17

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

David Olusoga

The Raymond Williams Lecture: Is History Under Attack?

Venue: Venue 1
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David Olusoga is a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker. In his lecture he will speak of the attacks on history taking place across the world, both in totalitarian states and in democracies as stable (or once as stable) as the USA and the UK. The idea that history exists to perpetuate national myths – and spread what former President Trump called 'patriotic education’ – is a feature of culture wars in the UK and elsewhere. He will also discuss how statues have become the lightning rods for these new history wars.

Price: £12.00
 
David Olusoga

Event T18

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Julian Barnes

Elizabeth Finch

Venue: Venue 1
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We'd like to introduce you to Elizabeth Finch.

We invite you to take her course in Culture and Civilisation.

Her ideas are not to everyone's taste.

But she will change the way you see the world.

'The task of the present is to correct our understanding of the past. And that task becomes the more urgent when the past cannot be corrected.'

Elizabeth Finch was a teacher, a thinker, an inspiration – always rigorous, always thoughtful. With careful empathy, she guided her students to develop meaningful ideas and to discover their centres of seriousness.

As a former student unpacks her notebooks and remembers her uniquely inquisitive mind, her passion for reason resonates through the years. Her ideas unlock the philosophies of the past, and explore key events that show us how to make sense of our lives today. And underpinning them all is the story of J – Julian the Apostate, her historical soulmate and fellow challenger to the institutional and monotheistic thinking that has always threatened to divide us.

This is more than a novel. It's a loving tribute to philosophy, a careful evaluation of history, an invitation to think for ourselves. It's a moment to reflect and to gently explore our own theories and assumptions. It is truly a balm for our times.

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story.

Price: £12.00
 
Julian Barnes

Event T19

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

George Monbiot

Regenesis

Venue: Venue 1
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What if there were a way to stop climate change and end global hunger at the same time?

Regenesis is an exhilarating journey into a new possible future for food, people and the planet. Drawing on the revelatory, rapidly advancing science of soil ecology, Monbiot shows how the hidden biological universe beneath our feet could transform what we eat and how we grow it. He travels to meet the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable growers who cultivate pests as well as potatoes; through producers of perennial grains who are liberating their fields from ploughs; to the scientists pioneering new forms of protein and fat that can be cooked into rich golden pancakes and much, much more. We start to see how the tiniest life forms in the soil might help us save the living world, allowing us to produce abundant, cheap, healthy food while returning vast swathes of land to the wild.

Here, for the first time, is a profoundly hopeful, appetising and exciting vision of food: of revolutionary cultivation and cuisine that could nourish us all and restore our world of wonders.

George Monbiot is an internationally renowned climate activist and a writer known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of a number of books, including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2000), Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (2013) and Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in the Age of Crisis (2017).

Price: £12.00
 
George Monbiot

Event T20

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Deborah Levy

Living Autobiography Series

Venue: Venue 2
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Audacious, searching and triumphant, this award-winning trilogy of genre-bending living autobiographies from one of the great writers and thinkers of our time, considers the matter of finding a voice and the courage and purpose to use it. In Real Estate, Levy asks a practical and existential question: If patriarchy owns the deeds to the land, are women its sitting tenants? If so, how might she find a house of her own? In The Cost of Living, Levy considers what it takes to become a mother, to lose a mother, to dismantle her own life and remake it anew? And, in Things I Don’t Want To Know, Levy’s pioneering portrait of a young woman in the storm of life, she wonders what it takes for a writer to claim her feelings and thoughts and believe they might be valuable?

Price: £12.00
 
Deborah Levy

Event T21

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Bernardine Evaristo

Manifesto

Venue: Venue 1
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The powerful, urgent manifesto on never giving up from Booker Prize-winning trailblazer, Bernardine Evaristo.

Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 Booker win – the first by a Black woman – was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After three decades as a trailblazing writer, teacher and activist, she moved from the margins to centre stage, taking her place in the spotlight at last. Her journey was a long one, but she made it, and she made history.

Manifesto is Bernardine Evaristo's intimate and inspirational, no-holds-barred account of how she did it, refusing to let any barriers stand in her way. She charts her creative rebellion against the mainstream and her lifelong commitment to the imaginative exploration of 'untold' stories. And drawing deeply on her own experiences, she offers a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality and aging.

This is a unique book about staying true to yourself and to your vision. It's about how to be unstoppable – in your craft, your work, your life. It is Bernardine Evaristo's manifesto for never giving up.

Price: £12.00
 
Bernardine Evaristo

Event T22

Events taking place live 26 May - 5 June 2022

Jarvis Cocker

Good Pop, Bad Pop

Venue: Venue 1
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We all have a random collection of the things that made us – photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions:

Who do you think you are?

Are clothes important?

Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here?

From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he'd rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

This is not a life story. It's a loft story.

Price: £15.00
 
Jarvis Cocker