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

the 3 blind mice in the kitchen, with volunteers from the audienceWow, the 3 Blind Mice have just performed their last show for these school holidays.

What FUN it has been… the audiences who’ve come along have enjoyed themselves almost as much as the Mice have.

Our Mice, Abby, Benji and Charlie, and all the other characters who appeared in the show, say ‘Thank You’ for coming along.

Thank you too to the staff and management of The Gingerbread House Katoomba, who’ve put up with all the scurrying around, and the bits of cheese that the Mice have been dropping everywhere.

Plans are already underway for our next school holiday show. If you want to be kept in the know about upcoming shows, subscribe on this Entertainment Blue Mountains webpage.

The amount of trouble our 3 Blind Mice get up in the MOUSEterChef kitchen! It’s enough to send the Crooked Man into a tizz, like it did in this morning’s show.

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The Crooked Man, Mary Littlelamb and the 3 Blind Mice all have only 1 more show to go… come along, tomorrow, bring the kids and start your day with a bit of a laugh.

Where & When? The GingerBread House Katoomba, tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am

Tickets, audience reviews and information are here