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See a Theatresports® show in the Blue Mountains. "Excellent entertainment!"

The next Theatresports® ‘Ham Stakes’ show on Thursday 19th May, is looking very healthy indeed, with a terrific line-up of wonderful talent.

So far confirmed are some of our regular crew who audiences at the Hotel Gearin have grown to love; CC, Drew Kitteridge, Drina Manon,  Jimmy Tredinnick, Josh Tredinnick, Murray Robinson, Ryko Kalinko and Seamus Quinn.

Our talented cast will be joined by TSBM ‘virgin’, Charlie Balyck; and we’ll also be seeing the delightful Fabiola Meza for the second time after her debut on the Gearin stage last month.

Winter is fast approaching here in the Blue Mountains; come warm up with us at the Hotel Gearin on Thursday 19th May at 8pm. Book your tickets and read about the show here.

With our fantabulous Easter show over, planning is now well underway for our next Theatresports® Ham Stakes show. This show will as always be staged at the wonderful Hotel Gearin on the 3rd Thursday of the month… which means May the 19th! Soooo close already!

As always it will be a fun night of improvised comedy featuring some of the games which inspired TV shows such as ‘Thank God You’re Here’ and ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’

  • Improvised madness live onstage!
  • Is too much laughter bad for your health!
  • Funny? Nah… too hilarious!

Come along for the show (or dinner and show package)… and great prizes too!

Theatresports® Ham Stakes Show

  • Thursday 19th May 2011
  • 8pm
  • Jack Thompson’s Hotel Gearin, Great Western Highway, Katoomba
  • Tickets $10 at the door, or $7.50 online (book now). Dinner and / accommodation packages available.

Click here for details & bookings.

Special Easter BunniesLast night, Thurs 21st April, we had a wonderful show at the Gearin Hotel. As promised it was choc-full of bunny-ness – not least because our guest host Hannah Robinson was dressed to ‘kill’ in ears, tail and pink bow-tie. The audience loved her dry wit throughout the show, and appreciated her deadly command of our wayward players.

Playing on the night were TSBM regulars Drew Kitteriddge, Murray Robertson, Nicola Elizabeth, Seamus Quinn, Drina Manon, Ryko Kalinko, Affleck and Jimmy Tredinnick. Joining this motley crew was Sydney blow-in Fabiola, who almost stole the show with her energy.

Instead of our standard team competition, we played the show in the ‘maestro’ format, where all players fought each-other in the best improvisation style to accrue points. It was a tight contest which peaked in a 3-way draw for first place – resulting in a play-off between Jimmy, Affleck and Drina. The audience were divided, but in the end Jimmy convincingly won the night.

The highlight of the show was the delightful scene (a game of expert double figures, where two players act as the ‘arms’ of two other players) where young audience member Harold, jumped onto the stage and enthusiastically presented the role of an expert in Starfish Playtime. He was a treat to behold, and his fellow audience loved him judging by the applause. Of course Harold won a chocolate Easter Bunny for his efforts.

Our MC, Hannah, gave away a lot of choccy bunnies that night, all thanks to Coles Supermarket in Katoomba which sponsored the show. Coles staff were there at the show and by all reports enjoyed the night.

All-in-all it was a lot of fun, and after the show quite a few of the audience stayed around for a chat. The word was that it was a thoroughly enjoyable night… and as far as we know, we converted two Theatresports® ‘virgins’ into avid fans.

Details of our next show are to be announced soon; in the meantime, make sure May 19th is in your diary, and tell all your friends that they simply have to join you for our next Ham Stakes show! To be kept in touch, keep an eye on our Theatresports® Ham Stakes show page, or even better, subscribe and be amongst the first to hear of details as they come to hand.

In the spirit of Easter, we’re delivering our very own Easter Bunny to our audience at the Gearin Hotel on Thursday 21st… Hannah Robinson, TSBM regular and talented improviser to boot will be hosting the show.

Hannah has a wealth of performance experience, which has endeared her and her menagerie of weird characters to audiences over the years.

Hannah’s unique style will enertain and delight, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this extraordinary performer strut her staff on the Hotel Gearin stage on Thursday 21st April at 8pm.

Book your tickets here.

Coles Supermarket logoSpecial Easter BunniesOur next Theatresports® Ham Stakes show is looking better and better… especially for all those choc-a-holics out there. A special sponsor has joined forces with TSBM, providing choccy Easter Bunnies as prizes throughout the show on Thursday 21st April at the Gearin Hotel in Katoomba.

So a very special thank you to Coles Supermarket, Katoomba, for entering into the fun!

See you there… and don’t forget to book your tickets.

OK all you Theatresports® fans, you’ve been craving another fix, you need that hit… so make your booking for our next Ham Stakes Theatresports® show in Katoomba.

It’ll be a big one, so don’t miss out; read about the show and book your dinner and show – or show only tickets here.

More info as it comes to hand will be posted soon.

Make sure you’re ready for fun tonight at Jack Thompson’s Hotel Gearin in Katoomba.

Our Theatresports® Ham Stakes show will deliver a night of delightfully light-hearted entertainment, strange tales and if possible, even stranger strangers (umm, characters).

This show is a little different from the usual… so don’t miss out.

More info and bookings are here.

logo for the Ham Stakes impro show featuring Hamlette, our very cute piggy mascot!

Announcing the next show at the wonderful Katoomba venue; Jack Thompson’s Hotel Gearin!

This Theatresports® show will be a little different in format, just in case our audiences felt they were getting used to our antics. Details are still being sorted out, but we promise a night of terrific improvised theatre with a large dose of comedy – as recommended by your friendly and slightly demented family doctor.

To be amongst the first to know about details of the show as details are confirmed, subscribe to our ImproMail.

To book your tickets to the show,  a meal and show ticket or even a package deal with show, meal and accommodation… click here.

Please donate to the Salvo's flood appeal
Please donate to the Salvo’s flood appeal

What an excellent night it was!

Last night, Thursday 20th at Jack Thompson’s Hotel Gearin, we presented a very special Theatresports® Ham Stakes show… and what fun indeed.

Hosted by the one and only Ewan Campell, this magical night of improvised theatre kept our audience in rapturous awe. He was assisted and supprted by the delightful talents of musician Tomomi Takahashi, and the super organised Drew Kitteridge who acted as timekeeper.

We had three teams all vying for glory and adultation, and while there can only be one winner… the Salvation Army’s flood relief project; audience, players, sponsors, staff and everyone else even vaguely connected to this show walked away with memories which can be treasured always.

It was a terrific experience for all, and some much-needed funds were raised.

Thank you to everyone for their support; see you at the next show on Thursday 17th February!

The amount of media attention and support for this show has been wonderful; and should guarantee an awesome turn out indeed.

We have some wonderful guests, and in the last 24 hours and whole new team has dropped in our lap; simply too wonderful.

If you want a terrific night’s entertainment, and at the same time have the desire to help the many people and families affected by the floods, then come and join us for a HUGE night!

Check out the details here… and come along.