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The word is that a dreadful contagion, The Lurgi, is sweeping Britain, indeed the world… and it’s now known to be invading Australia’s Blue Mountains.

Here is a YouTube clip of a victim who is brought down by this terrible disease while attempting to sing…

The only known cure is prolonged exposure to said infection.

Warning; when exposed to this pestilence, fits of laughter and other unsightly physical responses may affect the victim.

To expose yourself and be cured, book here.

To read more, click here.

Last night’s opening dinner and show for Yulefest Blue Mountains was an excellent evening.

The ambiance, food, the show, the special guests, the audience… it all worked beautifully.

Here’s a short YouTube-clip of Ian, one of the audience-members who attended last night’s gig; listen to what he had to say about the proceedings.

The next show is on Saturday 8th July; be sure to grab your tickets.

Read more about our Yulefest Blue Mountains 2017 dinner and show.

The boys of The Goon Show LIVE!, in stockingsEccles, Neddy, Bluebottle and all the rest of the Goon Show Live! gang have finally found their scripts and are now preparing for a HUGE opening night tonight at the Metropole Katoomba.

Tonight marks the beginning of our 6th Yulefest Blue Mountains season. It’ll be a night of, Mulled Wine, a scrumptious Goon-type Winter Yulefest Dinner and the very best of British Comedy, all wrapped up in a pretty red ribbon.

Mr. Vent Thomas who was Spike Milligan's Stage Director during his Australian and NZ tours on 1984-85…and we have, for tonight’s show only, a very special guest – Mr. Vent Thomas, who toured with Spike as his Stage Director in 1984/5. One New Zealand and two Australian tours. They were his ‘Final Farewell Tour’ and ‘Second Final Farewell Tour’.

Vent will be doing a short interview / Q&A after the show, where he’ll relay some of his memories of trying the ‘manage’ Spike. Read more details here.

As we write and post this article, there are only 7 tickets left for tonight’s festivities… so Book Now and get in on the fun of The Goon Show LIVE! – a night of cult comedy and snappy one-liners which you’ll be quoting for all eternity.

a stack of The Goon Show LIVE! lads

The Famous Eccles and his sidekick the eternal schoolboy, Bluebottle, are slipping into their pajamas and snuggling down for a snooze ahead of tomorrow night’s opening show.

Little ‘Bottle, all warm in bed, dreaming of jellie-babies and sausages; while Eccles stretches the limitations of his intelligence pondering the big questions of life, such as… why can’t you get the wood – and, why does everyone tell poor Eccles to shut-up (oh, that’s me!)?

Tomorrow’s show has a handful of tickets left, so you’d better grab them now and catch the lads exercising their silly voices and radio-perfect faces to bring the show to you.

Read about the show | Book Tickets

The boys of The Goon Show LIVE!, in stockingsLast night we played to a full house at the Metropole Hotel in Katoomba. What a hoot it was too!

It’s always gratifying to have such warm responses from our The Goon Show LIVE! audiences; one gentleman after the show told us he was able to close his eyes and be transported in back in time to when we was listening to the Goons as a boy, instead of doing his homework.

What a naughty boy – althjough, we’d probably have done the same thing!

Tickets for our Yulefest Blue Mountains show are selling well, so grab your tickets while they’re hot… or steaming anyway.

The Goon Show LIVE!, it’s the Best of British Comedy.

Mr. Vent ThomasIt is a thrill to present, for one night only, Mr. Vent Thomas who toured with Spike Milligan as his Stage Director in 1984/5; one New Zealand and two Australian tours. They were Spike’s ‘Final Farewell Tour’ and ‘Second Final Farewell Tour’.

Vent will be appearing as a very special guest on the opening night of The Goon Show LIVE!’s Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner and show, on Saturday 1st July 2017.

After the show, Vent will take the stage to remember some of his experiences of travelling and working with Spike. Vent says, “There are a ton of stories from those tours. Touring with Spike was of course the land of never a dull moment.”

Some of Vent’s stories include;

  • The time that Spike went walkabout before opening night in Canberra; a show that the Prime Minister was attending
  • Spike’s intolerance of journalists
  • The challenges of finding suitable accommodation for Spike
  • Why Spike had to be locked-up in the dressing rooms at the Theatre in Alice Springs

After a live interview, there will be a short Q&A.

To whet your appetite, here’s an ABC recording of Spike in his element when he played the Octagon Theatre at the University of WA in 1984. (Apologies for the quality, but well worth the time)

It’d be terrific to see you there… book here, or read more on the official website of The Goon Show LIVE!

Theatre is all about experience; if you want to experience some of the best that the Blue Mountains offers, go and see ‘Breaking Bread’ at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts.

Feeling especially thrilled to see that the amazingly talented Jade Alexcein Fuda,  one of the Entertainment Blue Mountains family, is in the cast.

Here’s the official blurb…

Blue Mountains actors and writers serve up a hearty feast of short plays about
food. Expect memory, fantasy, shared indulgences, private obsessions, death,
desire and dessert.

Local artisan chef Cherry Moon will create a range of dishes inspired by the plays. Order one of our food-and-show packages and come early to enjoy the supper club  atmosphere before the show begins.

  • Not suitable for children under 12
  • Adult themes; occasional course language.
Between Thursday 11 May 2017 and Sunday 14 May 2017