The Goon Show LIVE! opens tonight!
Tonight’s the night for the return of The Goon Show LIVE! to Yulefest in the Blue Mountains. Staged as a dinner and show at The Clarendon, the Blue Mountains’ premiere entertainment venue, this is a treat for all lovers of British comedy cults such as Monty Python, Are you Being Served?, The Goodies and Hancock’s Half Hour.
It’s a very special night, because it is the show’s first anniversary. It was launched as a Yulefest Blue Mountains event in 2013 at Katoomba’s historic Paragon Cafe. Paying homage to the original cult comedy, which starred Spike Milligan, (who ‘invented’ The Goon Show) Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine (who left the show early in its early years), the show has already toured to Sydney in March 2014… with more shows booked throughout 2014 and into 2015.
To celebrate this milestone, Spike Milligan’s brother Desmond Patrick Milligan, is attending as a special guest. At 88 years young, Milligan told the Blue Mountains Gazette that he was looking forward to seeing some of his brother’s most inventive writing.
At the time of writing, 8 tickets were still available for anyone wanting to attend the opening night of this limited season.