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Aaron Wormald; Blue Mountains Theatresports® expert

We have been able to confirm two impro experts who will act as special guest judges for our next show at the Gearin Hotel in Katoomba, on Thursday 16th June.

Both these delightful people, who are Blue Mountains residents, are experienced in all things impro… and are ready to give our players the scrutiny they deserve. These outstanding judges are Amy McDowell and Aaron Wormald.

So, if you want to see our players pushed to the max, come along to the show on Thursday 16th June… read details and book here.

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

Our next show, at the Hotel Gearin on Thurs 16th is shaping up nicely. In traditional Theatresports® style, this show will be featuring teams of gung-ho players all vying for the glory and fame of winning the night.

To aid them in this quest, or possibly frighten them into deep depression, we have been lucky enough to secure some guest judges. Details of all judges are still being finalised… so stay tuned for an announcement soon.

In the meantime, read about the show here; and subscribe here.

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

Our next Theatresports® ‘Ham Stakes’ show will keep you warm and cosy.

The show as always will be presented at Jack Thompson’s Hotel Gearin in Katoomba; it’ll be happening at 8pm on Thursday 16th June.

Featuring a cast of thousands (well, about a dozen really), this show promises to insulate you from the Blue Mountains cold with journeys into strange new worlds with a plethora of even stranger new characters… all created before your very eyes!

Nothing is scripted in these shows. Audiences love the magic and comedic results of our totally improvised shows. So come on, book your tickets – perhaps you’d like dinner too.

Read about the show and book your tickets here.

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.