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June, 2016


Ian McMillan, Luke Carver Goss & Tony Husband 'Tiger Tales'
£17.50 (£10) | Early Bird
8:00 pm Towngate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HAHoly Trinity ChurchEvent Type:MusicTheatre & Comedy

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“The verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe”
Frome Festival on Ian McMillan

“Bloody Hell, the man’s a genius!”
Yorkshire Post on Ian McMillan

“Tony Husband is even funnier than me”
Griff Rhys Jones


The story of Fenella The Tiger soaks through Holmfirth like beautiful stripy soup and, through their ‘Tiger Tales‘ song-cycle, writer and comedian Ian McMillan and musician Luke Carver Goss attempt to unravel the mystery of Fenella by separating truth from fiction and myth from verifiable fact.

The songs gently pull the legends apart and release the stories like birds to see if they fly. After all, she was only a tiger who lived opposite a school, was led up the street on a string and never did anybody harm, wasn’t she? Or was she? Maybe there’s more to this story than meets the ear! Join Ian and Luke for an evening of songs, as well live cartooning from from several times ‘Cartoonist Of The Year’ Tony Husband, and plenty of opportunities to join in!


“world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers”
Carol Ann Duffy on Ian McMillan


Ian McMillan is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents ‘The Verb‘ every week on BBC Radio 3 and is a regular on ‘Coast’, ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘Countryfile’, ‘Pick Of The Week’, ‘Last Word’ and ‘The Arts Show’. He’s been a castaway on ‘Desert Island Discs‘, and was previously resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet.

Luke Carver Goss‘ latest piece ‘Last Train To Elvet‘ for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band follows ‘Pure Gold: a 4×4 Relay’ for the Cultural Olympiad, ‘Homing In’ for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Tony Husband is Cartoonist in Residence at The Lowry and the “legendary Private Eye cartoonist“, according to PR Weekly. He has been awarded Strip, Gag & Sports’ Cartoonist of the Year no fewer than ten times by the Cartoon Arts Trust. For his depiction of British life, he won the 2005 Pont Award, given in memory of the great thirties cartoonist.




 Book by 31 May to receive an Early Bird discount of £2 off per ticket

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(Wednesday) 8:00 pm


Holy Trinity Church

Towngate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA

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