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yule17-stickytix-sqOur British Comedy Yulefest Dinner and Show is just around the corner… it opens this Saturday 1st July at the Metropole Katoomba, and runs throughout the month.

This is our 6th Yulefest season, for some reason they keep on asking us back!

Opening night on the 1st has only a handful of tickets left – and there aren’t many more available for rest of the dates – so if you are part of a British Comedy fan-club, best grab the rest of the mob and book those tickets.

As a very special treat for Yulefest Blue Mountains 2017, Goon Show fans are to be entertained by the episode ‘Christmas Crackers‘ which was written by Spike Milligan for inclusion in BBC Radio’s Christmas Day broadcast of 1953.

The casts of several then current comedy series performed short sketches on the subject of Christmas in general and Christmas Crackers in particular.

This sketch performed by the Goons was recorded at the same time as The Giant Bombardon (series 4, ep. 13), on Sunday 20 December of that year.

As far as it can be ascertained, this Goons sketch was never rebroadcast and are no known recordings of it.

The original script still exists, and is part of the Sir. Elton John Collection. Elton John bought the original scripts at auction in 1981 for £14,000. With Sir Elton’s permission, The Goon Show Preservation Society was able to scan this important Goons document.

Read the Yulefest 2017 programme. – Book Tickets

What are you waiting for?

The boys of The Goon Show LIVE! have been working hard (if you can describe what they actually do as ‘working’), bringing the best of British Comedy to the stage.

After successful tours to the NSW Central Coast and Sydney throughout 2016, they are returning to where the LIVE! show all began… Katoomba, in the stunning Blue Mountains.

Robin (Spike Milligan) Queree of The Goon Show LIVE! forgot his linesThis here is Robin Queree (a.k.a. Spike Milligan), in a recent show; he’s just realised that it’s his line.

Although they all hold their scripts in-hand, they still manage to lose their place at times. With luck, he’ll remember to bring his script to our show at Hotel Blue on December 17th.

Book Now!

We have been very lucky with our show The Goon Show LIVE!, which seems to have won the hearts and ears of a very loyal audience.

We have quite a following now, with many people returning again and again – even following us around as we put on shows in the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, the Central Coast of NSW and Sydney.

salute-mar14There are even plans for shows travelling more inland,  interstate and possibly even a cruise or two.

None of this would happen it it wasn’t for fans – so we salute you!

There are 4 shows left to see out 2016; we’d love to see you there…

Visit The Goon Show LIVE! website for details and bookings.