The Lieder Theatre Company
A wonderful Irish comedy
By Dion Boucicault
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
Wednesday 1st 8th 15th October at 8pm
Friday 3rd 10th 17th October at 8pm
Saturday 4th & 18th October at 8pm
2pm matinees on Sunday 12th and Saturday 18th
or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place Goulburn
The Shaughraun opens on Wednesday 1st October
with a gala show featuring The Argyle County Ceilidh Band
and a scrumptious Irish supper commencing at 7.30pm for
an 8pm curtain.
our very special two for one offer for tickets on opening
night only. But one ticket, get two seats, and enjoy the
Ceilidh Band and lyrical refreshments as well!
Shaughraun then continues on
3rd, 10th, 17th October at 8pm
– 4th, 18th October at 8pm
– 8th, 15th October at 8pm
Sunday 12th and Saturday 18th October at 2pm
tickets in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place
or at the
door before each performance
enquiries phone the Lieder on (02) 4821 5066.
by David Cole
Shaughraun is a fantastic comedy rarely performed
(and thus sadly forgotten). The Shaughraun was
written in 1874 by Dion Boucicault, a prolific Irish
writer whose work was applauded as some of the most
popular melodramas around the world. By the time of
his death in 1890, he had become known on both sides
of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers
in English speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded
him in his obituary as "the most conspicuous English
dramatist of the 19th century."
While his work is unmistakably
Irish Boucicault spent much of his life living in
America and even travelled to Australia, where he
married his third wife.
translates as “vagabond” or “larrikin”. In our play
this comic rascal con, the Shaughraun is “the soul
of every fair, the life of every funeral (and) the
first fiddle at all weddings and patterns”. He plays
the fool but a loveable one. And our production involves
some great Irish songs, passionate romance, plenty
of hugging and a good dose of Irish wit.
The play is also about
our hero, Robert Ffolliott who has returned to Ireland
after escaping from transportation in Western Australia
and who is on the run from the English authorities.
Robert is accused of being a Fenian fugitive, but
is instead an innocent gentleman who Corry Kinchella,
a villainous country squire, conspires to swindle
out of land and his fiancé, Arte O’Neill, with the
help of a police informer, Harvey Duff.
Photo by David Cole
Recommended by (the
late) Jonathan Hardy as a great play to present
at the Lieder Theatre, this very special Irish treat
full of traditional songs and great Irish humour
is directed by Chrisjohn Hancock with musical assistance
from Peter McLaren and costumes by Christine Bentley.
The Lieder cast features
Martin Sanders, Josh Waters, Roger Feltham, Christine
Bentley, Brian Hill, Bridget Devery, Sean Curle, Brian
Richardson, Courtney McKenzie, David and Andrew Rayner,
Peta Treble, Linden Fennamore, Rebecca McLaren, Jack
Bell and Kathy Campbell (who also stage manages the
Photo by David Cole
Please note there is
NO PERFORMANCE on Saturday 11th October.
Purchase your tickets by following the links on our
or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place
Goulburn. For enquiries contact the Lieder on (02)
to Alana Valentine, recipient of an Australian
Writer’s Guild Award (AWGIE) for outstanding
performance writing in community and youth
theatre for her play Comin’ Home
remember that Comin’ Home Soon
was first performed at the Lieder in April/May
last year, with an all local cast. Well
also to Cara Jeffery on her play I
Wish My Mum Had Two Broken Legs,
which was successfully selected and
performed for the Short + Sweet play
festival in Auckland NZ this month.
past weekend I had the honour of attending
the final performance of the Week 2
selection of plays at the Short + Sweet
Auckland 2014 which included my own
short play, I Wish My Mum Had
Two Broken Legs. I penned this
piece last year for members of the Lieder
Youth Theatre to perform at the Goulburn
Eisteddfod and this year decided to
enter the script for consideration for
Short + Sweet.
was very moving for me that someone
else would find this play, about a very
personal subject for me, worthy of performing.
I was thrilled to be able to speak to
director Jessie Lawrence in person and
get to congratulate her and the cast
(Courtney Abbot, Alexandra Jordan, Kelly
Gilbride and Tessa Jensen) on the performance.
It was visually dynamic and extremely
a joy just to be there and to meet the
team of wonderful women who brought my
words to life- they did and amazing job
and I’ll never forget it. – Cara Jeffery
The Laramie Project
Audiences who saw the Lieder’s
recent production of The
Laramie Project are continuing
to send their congratulations
and reviews of the production.
This was a very special show,
and it’s great to hear how it
has stayed in the minds and hearts
of our audiences, just as it has
with the cast and crew.
Thanks again to everyone involved
for all your work on the show, and
to those who came to see this most
wonderful and unforgettable piece
of theatre. Thank you.
The 49th Eisteddfod
2014 syllabus is now available.
The Speech and Drama section will
be held on 15th &
and sadly will not be at the Lieder
this year, but we encourage competitors
Eisteddfod secretary Lyn Lace
at PO Box 317 Goulburn 2580.
miss our magical end of year
a Good Man Charlie Brown
approach to the all-time
on the comic strip ‘Peanuts’
by Charles M. Schultz
music, and lyrics by Clark
Additional dialogue by Michael
Additional music and lyrics
by Andrew Lippa
by Chrisjohn Hancock
Musical Director Marianne
on 28th November
ONLY 8 performances
School Drama Classes
After school drama
classes for 8-12 year
olds will commence on
Friday 31st October
for term 4.
Please contact Chrisjohn
at the Lieder on (02)
4821 5066 for more information.
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The Lieder Theatre Company is the longest running theatre company in
Established in 1891 the company has evolved into providing
the focus for the performing arts in the Goulburn region.
The Lieder Theatre Company presents up to 5 major performance projects
each year along with numerous community events,
readings, workshops, short seasons of experimental and new work as well
as nurturing a thriving youth theatre
The Lieder Youth Theatre Company.
Based in the historic
Lieder Theatre, built by the company in 1929 the Lieder Theatre
Company offers exciting and innovative
live entertainment to the broad community, training opportunities, and
a professional resource to its active members and the
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