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It’s Christmas-Crackers-in-July Time

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

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Have you booked for your Bucket of Goon?

a-bucket-of-GoonsThis Saturday 1st July marks the first show of our Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner and show.

If you’re into British Comedy, then get a group together and get your tickets booked now. Opening night (Sat 1st July) only has 9 tickets left – and all the other dates are close behind.

This year marks our 6th, yes SIXTH Yulefest season – for some reason they keep on asking us to come back!

After the super WinterMagic Festival in Katoomba yesterday, the whole region is now pumped up for the biggest season on the Blue Mountains calendar – Yulefest, our very own Winter Christmas-in-July.

This year, as part of our show, we’re bringing back the Bucket of GOON.

What happens is that we ask an audience member to draw a mystery Goon Show episode out of a bucket for the boys to perform.

Once the lads get over the initial leg-trembles, they have only 5 minutes to scramble – sort out their scripts and load-up the sound effects.

We first gave this a whirl in 2015 at a season of shows we played in Sydney… it worked brilliantly, and the added adrenaline spiced up the show for cast and audience alike.

Tickets have been selling extremely well this year, so get in on the fun and book now. We’d love to see you there.

Read about the dinner / show here.

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Our ‘Spike’ in the news

the faces of Robin 'Spike' Queree
the faces of Robin ‘Spike’ Queree

We’re certainly getting some attention in the media as our July Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner and show gets closer.

Kate Reid interviewed Robin Queree who plays Spike on The Goon Show LIVE!, and wrote this wonderful article in the Western Weekender.

Thanks Kate!

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14th July Sold Out

click for Murder Mystery party eventsWe’ve just sold the last tickets to A Bloody Dickens Christmas Murder Mystery Party​ on 14th July…

Only a few tickets left for the other Yulefest Murder Dinner dates; book now …or read more about A Bloody Dickens Christmas.

#visitbluemountains #lovebluemountains

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Annette and Joe review The Goon Show LIVE!

Last weekend, we held two shows… the first on on Saturday night was a dinner and show, and then on Sunday we have a special Afternoon Tea. My goodness, the fans just keep[ on coming.

Along with all our regulars, we seem to be finding more and more new fans. On Saturday, Annette and Joe gave us this wonderful video review…

There is only one more Yulefest Blue Mountains Dinner and Show left, on Saturday 30th July, so book your tickets before we run away.

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And the audience reviews get better and better

The boys of my show, The Goon Show LIVE! already have the biggest heads around, but those craniums are swelling even more on hearing these audience reviews.

To see what all the fuss is about for yourself, come along to the Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner and show; there are only 4 shows to go.

Read about the show here or book your tickets here, or perhaps you’d like to visit The Goon Show LIVE! YouTube Channel.

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Snow Goons this Saturday 18th July

Which Goon Show character is this..?
Which Goon Show character is this..?

Which Goon Show character is this?

For those of you who want a true Winter Wonderland Yulefest Blue Mountains experience, we have snow laid on especially for you in Katoomba.

After frolicking in the snow, how about warming up with a dinner and Goon Show at Hotel Blue… An excellent Christmas-in-July menu is on offer, and some of the best comedy ever written.

Hotel Blue in Katoomba, with some pretty snow frosting
Hotel Blue in Katoomba, with some pretty snow frosting

Just for this Saturday 18th, the remaining tickets for the night are available to you for only $105 per person, so grab them now.

And yes… we gotta say it;

There’s snow business like snow business!

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