July 2017 at Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Christmas Crackers with The Goon Show LIVE! – at Yulefest Blue Mountains
The Goon Show LIVE! returns for a 5th consecutive Yulefest season.
For details of proceedings, scroll down.
1-29 July 2017; every Saturday in the month PLUS a special Afternoon Tea & Show on Sunday 23rd July
Saturday dinner / show 6.30 for 7pm | Sunday afternoon 3pm
Cnr Gang Gang and Lurline Streets, Katoomba NSW 2780
Venue Website | map
Our audiences were treated to a warming mulled wine on arrival, a three course meal to die for (click here for the menu), and some of best of British comedy ever written.
This year was a VERY exceptional year, because we are featuring a long-lost episode, ‘Christmas Crackers‘ (4/SP1), which has not been heard since it was first broadcast on Christmas Day 1953 (as far as we can ascertain).
According to The Goon Show Preservation Society, this episode has never been rebroadcast and there are no known recordings of this special episode. For those stickler Goon-types who want to know all the finicky details, click this link.
Special Event on Opening Night, 1st July 2017… an interview and Q&A.
We were very lucky to have as a special guest for our Yulefest 2017 Opening Night, 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’. …read more here…
The other episodes featured in this Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner & show (or afternoon tea & show on Sunday 23rd July), were;
Foiled By President Fred
series 4, episode 17, script by Spike Milligan, first broadcast 7th November 1954
Gas meter inspector Neddie Seagoon heads to South America over an unpaid bill.
Lurgi Strikes Britain
series 5, episode 7, Script by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, first broadcast on 9th November 1954.
In which Doctor Seagoon is dispatched to tackle a curious contagious epidemic disease.
The Bucket of GOON!
That’s right, we brought it it back.
The lads threw caution to the wind (and a few other things) and performed an episode drawn by an audience member from The Bucket of Goon. They will not be prepared for the episode – and once it was drawn, the boys had 5 minutes to get their scripts together and load up the sound effects – before launching into the mystery episode. This was a bit of fun first used in 2015… since then we’ve been asked by a few fans to bring it back – it’ll be a hoot.