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Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes, another special person to Goon Show and British Comedy fans generally, was born on the 4th May 1923, 96 years ago today.

He was a comedy writer and performer, who was born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK.

After performing in Royal Air Force shows during World War 2, he wrote scripts for radio shows, including Variety Bandbox (1947) and Educating Archie (1950–4). He was the creator of his own BBC series Sykes Versus TV (1959–65, 1972–80), in which he he presented simple, innocent humour without malice and with a propensity towards physical jokes and slapstick antics.

He also co-wrote many Goon Shows alongside Spike Milligan.

His film appearances include One Way Pendulum (1964), Shalako (1968), and Theatre of Blood (1973). He has written, directed, and acted in short, silent comedies such as The Plank (1967) and Rhubarb (1970), and his television series include Curry and Chips (1969) and The Nineteenth Hole (1989).

Pick up some Goon Show LIVE! tickets here on the StickyTickets website… or read more about our 6th annual dinner and show.

This past week we have been celebrating the centenary of Spike Milligan's birth with various videos which float about the internet, which feature this wonderful talented man. As part of this celebration, we are offering discount tickets to our June and July dinner and show. This promotion ends tonight, at midnight... These tickets have been selling well, so you'd better grab them while their still warm. Pick them up here on the StickyTickets website... or read more about our 6th annual dinner and show.

This past week we have been celebrating the centenary of Spike Milligan’s birth with various videos which float about the internet, which feature this wonderful talented man.

As part of this celebration, we are offering discount tickets to our June and July dinner and show with The Goon Show LIVE!. This promotion ends tonight, at midnight…

These tickets have been selling well, so you’d better grab them while their still warm.

Pick them up here on the StickyTickets website… or read more about our 6th annual dinner and show.

Today, Monday 16th April 2018, is the centenary of Spike Milligan’s birth. Spike was the primary writer of the BBC cult The Goon Show, in which he also performed.

Without his particular brand of lunacy, our flagship show The Goon Show LIVE!, an homage to the original series, would never have happened.

In 1994, spike was awarded a lifetime achievement comedy award… and his acceptance speech was oh so typical of this great man. See the video of that historical moment on the official Goon Show LIVE! website.

Spike with a cuppa up a ladderTo celebrate Spike Milligan’s centenary, we are offering you some birthday presents…

  1. $100 per person tickets to the Blue Mountains Yulefest opening night dinner and show on Saturday 23rd June 2018 (normally $130)
  2. $115 per person tickets to any other Saturday night dinner and show during our Blue Mountains Yulefest 2018 season (normally $130)
  3. $72 per person tickets to the Sunday afternoon tea and show on the 8th July 2018 (normally $85)

Click here to purchase tickets from StickyTickets | Read more about the show on The Goon Show LIVE! official website

Terms and conditions

  • Ticket prices quoted include booking fees.
  • The above ticket offers are only available online and cannot be purchased in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.
  • The above ticket offers are available from midnight 16th April 2018, until midnight Sunday 22nd April 2018.
  • Our standard terms and conditions also apply. Find them on The Goon Show LIVE! ticketing page.

Robin (Spike Miligan) Queree's head on a dinner-plate, with pickled herring2018 will be The Goon Show LIVE!’s 6th consecutive appearance as part of the Blue Mountains Yulefest season… and this one’s going to be CraZy!

Due to the demand for this show and the numbers of returning audiences, we’ve moved to a larger venue; the absolutely stunning Grand Ballroom at the Palais Royale in Katoomba.

To get you in the mood and help with your plans, we are offering special Early-bird tickets for only $99 per person, including booking fees.

Please note that these Early-bird tickets are only available online.

Once these tickets run out, the full-price tickets will be available for $130 per person, with some great group booking offers.

So get your family and friends together, and get in touch with your inner-Goon.

Perhaps there’s a Goon-Type in your family who’d love these tickets as a Christmas present.. go on, spoil them.

Read about the show here; or go right ahead and book your tickets now.

ink bottle and quillBlue Mountains writers, get scribbling and submit before 20th November to Weatherboard Theatre Inc Pty Ltd; a wonderful opportunity.
Here are the details on their Facebook Page;
INITIAL NOTICE FOR GREEN ROOM AND OTHER NETWORKS
WEATHERBOARD THEATRE INC. PTY LTD has received a grant from the SEABORN BROUGHTON & WALFORD FOUNDATION to select and develop some locally written theatre scripts. Selected scripts will have a creative development workshop with the writer and actors as well as a performed reading by local professional actors. Writers will be paid (fee yet to be determined).
Weatherboard Theatre Inc is a group of professional writers and actors from the Blue Mountains who are committed to supporting and creating local paid work for local professional artists. Weatherboard Theatre is currently asking for submissions of new plays* of any length to be submitted for selection to go through a creative development process and culminate in a performed public reading. For full details please send an expression of interest to weatherboardtheatre@gmail.com or look on our Facebook page @weatherboard
Scripts to be submitted electronically by November 14th 2017 to weatherboardtheatre@gmail.com
*Plays that have not yet had a production