Yulefest

The Lads Salute
Johnny Cordukes in full swing

It looks like we have a new fan… Gabrielle sent us this review after coming to our dinner and show with The Goon Show LIVE! last weekend…

“My husband is the Goon Show nut. He is obsessed. It almost put me off because each time he’d listen to a podcast, I couldn’t get the gist or the jokes as quickly as he did. I wasn’t as keen about coming to the show as he was, but I’m so glad I did. The eloquence of the actors, the intimacy of the venue, the thorough enjoyment of everyone in the room (including the cast) and the recreation of a BBC radio studio/production made it an all round perfect way to spend an evening in excellent company.”

We’re thrilled to have been able to entertain you Gabrielle, and hopefully we’ll do so again sometime soon.

Read about The Goon Show LIVE!, or go right ahead and book tickets now.

Andrew Russell doing his thing

Dianne came along to our dinner and show last Saturday… and was kind enough to send us these words via our Facebook Page….

“We had a wonderful time last evening at the Goons Show. A very fast-moving and funny show and We thoroughly the evening, commencing with mulled wine and wonderful Christmas dinner and loads of laughs from 4 very talented men and a magical guitarist.

Thank you Dianne, we are flattered and very chuffed. Hopefully we’ll see you again sometime.

We only have 3 shows left of this Yulefest Blue Mountains season, and for this Saturday the 7th July, there are 5 tickets left… you’d better hurry!

Read more about the show, or go ahead and book tickets now.

Johnny Cordukes is Eccles
D. C. Callan, cast member of The Goon Show LIVE!
We have only 13 tickets left for tonight’s dinner and show at the Palais Royale Katoomba.
 
If you want absolutely wonderful food (starting with a warming Mulled Wine on arrival, 3 courses and then port and coffee at the end of the night)… served up with some of the best British Comedy ever written, NOW is your chance…
 
The LAST 13 tickets for tonight, Saturday 30th June 2019 are yours for only $99 (normal price $130).
 
It’s The Goon Show LIVE!, the Best British Belly-Laugh Downunder
 
 
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Andrew Russle, Mr. Muso, with a silly face

Well, last week’s opening night was nothing short of HUGE!

It was a full house… and the reviews from people who attended are very flattering indeed. Here are some reviews which some of out audience were lovely enough to write on our Facebook Page.

Janet wrote,
“Anyone who loves iconic British comedy will truly appreciate this show. Perfect setting for a perfect representation of the British comic trio. Fabulous.”

Then Randa sent,
“Fantastic show! Great fun and lots of laughs, loved it.”

Perhaps our favourite message was this one from Mandy,
“How I wish we had know about this wonderful winter event before! We attended first night of new 2018 show, in its new venue and had many a hearty laugh/groan as puns and verbal repartee flew about.

Dinner and show are a must for us from now on!”

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Simon Lenthen as Neddie Seagoon... sidelined?

Not that we’re into blowing our trumpet… well not too hard… but the opening night of The Goon Show LIVE! on Saturday 23rd June is SOLD OUT! There are still good tickets available for the rest of our dinner and show dates, so if you’re hoping to experience the Best British Belly Laugh Down Under, you better get into gear… food, British Comedy, great times – perfect!

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L-R Steve Grieve and Dan Myles

Entertainment Blue Mountains​ is proudly bringing a range of theatre, music and other entertainment to you over the next few months. Please share this with anyone who you know is craving live performance events; and of course, come along to one of the following shows…

Kicking off with our first ever music gig, we thrilled to present Steve Grieve and The Mourners​ at the Palais Royale Hotel​ this Thursday 7th June. If you’re a fan of Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Stevie Ray Vaughan or the Badloves, this show is absolutely up your street. View more.

Simon Lenthen is Neddie SeagoonFrom 23rd June and into July, our 6th annual The Goon Show LIVE​! dinner and show, also at Katoomba’s Palais Royale, is selling well. In fact, Opening Night is now SOLD OUT… there are good tickets still available for the other dates, but don’t wait too long to grab them. There’s plenty of information on the official website goonshow.com.au. This is the Best British Belly Laugh Down Under.

Sock Buddies doing wheelbarrows, no hands!

With the July school holidays fast approaching, we’re continuing our tradition of shows especially for the little ones aged 2-8. This time we’re presenting The Marvellous Sock Machine​ at the wonderful Pigeon Lane at ONE88​. It’s a story of sock buddies, Spud and Gromit, who are inundated with washing soooo many socks – and they’re always losing them! What are they to do? An interactive show for kids, The Marvellous Sock Machine is a delightful 50-minute show featuring songs, loads of fun and plenty of Silly Sock Sensations! It is an interactive theatrical experience for children aged 2 – 8. Read more..

Stepping out of Katoomba and rolling down the hill to Penrith, we’re again staging The Goon Show LIVE! at a special Fathers’ Day weekend at the Penrith Gaels Cultural and Sporting Association​, presenting another 3 original cult episodes; an evening show on Saturday 1st September, and an afternoon matinée on Fathers’ Day Sunday 2nd.

Chrissie Shaw as 'Madame Bijou’ former Queen of the Demi-MondeOctober is going to be very special indeed. We’re lucky enough to be hosting the talented Chrissie Shaw as she revisits her show Bijou – a cabaret of Secrets and Seduction​, accompanied on piano by Alan Hicks. Bijou is a cabaret, yet it is also a play in disguise. It tells the story of a woman whose life is defined by wars. Theatre goers and lovers of cabaret alike will love Bijou, as will aficionados of fine music who will be treated to Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Erik Satie, Jean Lenoir, Friedrich Hollander, Kurt Weill, Emil Jacques-Dalcroze etc. Those familiar with, or indeed studying French language, culture and history, literature, music etc. will particularly enjoy Bijou. Details and bookings.

We have more theatre and other live performance events on the way, which we will announce as dates and details are confirmed. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on our events pages on our website here or on Facebook.

D. C. Callan is Bluebottle
logo for The Goon Show LIVE!

Another Group Booking

The Best British Belly-laugh Down Under!

D. C. Callan is BluebottleYing tong iddle i po!

Over many months we’ve been happily watching the tickets selling for our upcoming dinner shows in June and July at the Palais Royale, Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains… and boy it is exciting.

We’re pretty used to group bookings, but it’s always nice to see them dropping in. Just now we’ve received notification of another group of 10 booking. Yes!

Thank you Georgia – you know who you are.

Have YOU booked yet? Read about the show here, or just go right ahead and grab your tickets now before they go.

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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.