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OLD KING COLE NOVEMBER 2016 Production Poster

The Lieder Theatre Company presents Old King Cole
A fun filled riotous romp for all ages By Ken Campbell
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
By arrangement with Origin™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Opening on Friday 25th Novembr at 7.30pm Then continuing Saturdays 26th November, 3rd and 10th December Fridays 2nd and 9th December at 7.30pm Matinees at 2pm on Saturdays 3rd and 10th December Tickets are available online at www.liedertheatre.com or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic McKell Place.  For further enquiries contact the theatre on (02) 4821 5066. The opening night on Friday 25th November will be hosted by The Crescent School.
Tickets for opening night can be purchased by calling Jo-Ann Fitzsimmons on 0475 880 827.

Old King Cole Old King Cole is a modern pantomime without the songs (although one or two of the cast try to sing a few including the famous nursery rhyme, but don't let that put you off coming to see the show). Written in 1968 it is a pioneer of the irreverent, knockabout style of children's theatre that today is maybe thought of as the norm. Poor Old King Cole of the nursery rhyme hardly gets a look in since the story is dominated by a couple of likable villains, Faz, a sneaky trickster, and his twitty assistant, Twoo, who are called in by Baron Wadd, the weediest man in the entire world, to spoil the wedding of Princess Daphne Cole to sporty Cyril the Fiddler. This task requires serious attention and help from YOU, the audience…… WANTED …. Loud and boisterous audience members willing to help the bad guys!!!!!!

Old King Cole features our one and only Alfie Walker in the title role, superbly supported by Amanda Weeks, Courtney McKenzie, Roger Feltham, Steph Warden and Harrison Treble. Shane Daly and Ethan Betts play our infamous intrepid villains, the Amazing FAZ and his feeble-minded off-sider TWOO. The show runs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from 25 th  N ovember – 10th  December at 7.30pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays 3rd  and 10th  December.
Tickets for Old King Cole will include a family ticket price of $60 (2 adults & 2 children). All other tickets are $30 full price, $20 for Lieder members, seniors and all concession card holders and $15 for children 12yrs and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.liedertheatre.com or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place.



Goulburn Reader Writer Festival Goulburn Reader Writer Festival is going to be magic, and the Lieder will be part of it by running circus skills workshops on Saturday 12 November, staging yet another acrobatic fire show that night in Belmore Park, and followed by readings from locally written plays on Sunday 13th November. For more information and bookings for the Festival, contact Goulburn Mulwaree Library on (02) 4823 4435 or visit the Festival Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ GoulburnReaderWriterFestival


Christmas Party
Join us on Saturday 17th December from 7pm.
All members and their guests welcome to come along to celebrate a fantastic year of shows and hear about what's in store for 2017.
Of course there'll also be entertainment.
Please bring a plate to share. Cheers!!

From Chrisjohn
It appears that while I was wandering around overseas the cast and crew of Australia Day were having a ball back at the Lieder along with all the patrons who had a chance to catch this very contemporary and hilarious comedy from the pen of Jonathan Biggins I believe it was enormously successful. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this wonderful production and fantastic job. I'm sorry I missed the final shows. My time away was a whirlwind of travelling and adventure with my brother who went to visit his World Vision sponsored child in Uganda. This was very humbling and eye-opening as it gave us a clear idea of how my brother's money is spent and what else is needed for the isolated community. We then travelled to Goleniow, a small town in the north of Poland to meet with an extraordinary community theatre group called BRAMA and to celebrate the company's 20th birthday under the charismatic leadership of their founder and artistic director, Daniel Jacewicz, and of course we were lucky enough to watch some amazing shows. Part of my time there was spent planning their visit to the Lieder in 2018 where I hope they will share their unique approach to creating theatre with our company and take part in a local event we will create over the next two years. My overseas trip was capped off with a visit to the Moulin Rouge in Paris where my brother insisted that we would see Kylie Minogue but in fact the dancer who swam with the snakes left a more lasting impression! 

Now I really do need a holiday! – Chrisjohn.
Artlands Artlands is the national gathering of regional arts workers from across the country. It is held every two years in a different state or territory. This year it's New South Wales' turn and the destination is Dubbo from 27 – 30th  October. It is billed as Part Conference, Part Festival, All Arts with four jam-packed days of activity, conversation, discussion, debate and inspiration from across Australia and overseas and has become the largest arts gathering in Australia. This year the Lieder's artistic director, Chrisjohn Hancock will be one of the presenters.  Check it out at: http://artlands.com.au/ .



From our President - Jennifer Lamb Depending on your age, we are slowly or quickly winding down to the end of the year. It's been a busy and fruitful one for the Lieder and is finishing up with a merry romp through Old King Cole - it will be a good way to follow up on the belly laughs generated by Australia Day . For those in need of more sedate illumination, there is still the exhibition On Stage: 125 Years of the Lieder Theatre at St Clair Villa Museum and Archives until Sunday 27 November – the Museum is open 10am to 4pm, Thursday-Sunday. It's exciting to hear of our Artistic Director's talks with Theatre Brama in Poland and their proposed visit to the Lieder in 2018.  That will be one of many things to look forward to at the Lieder in the next two years.  You are also welcome to suggest what we should look forward to in 2017 by completing our online survey and suggesting plays – and/or types of plays – that you would like the Lieder to perform.  The survey is at http://tinyurl.com/jhwa4av . Lots of things are happening in Goulburn at the moment – led, of course, by the ongoing buzz at the Lieder - including: the upcoming Reader Writer Festival at the Library, the development of plans for the new Performing Arts Centre, Pictures and Popcorn in the Park, and the Rocky Hill Musical Society's Seussical .  We support them all as much as we support the Lieder. Finally, there is the renowned Lieder Christmas Party on Saturday 17 December, starting at 7pm - hope the weather has warme d up by then. See you at the Lieder,


We would LOVE to hear from you! We would love your thoughts and comments
about what plays should be presented at the Lieder Theatre in 2017.

Please help us to give you the productions you want to see in 2017 by answering our short survey: http://tinyurl.com/jhwa4av

Your responses will be tabled at a planning meeting on Saturday 5th November. 

If you are interested in attending this gathering please contact us for details; all are most welcome
to come along and help us plan another fantastic year of productions at the Lieder Theatre. Thanks!

Don't miss the Lieder Youth Theatre's spectacular Acrobatic Fire Show in Belmore Park on Saturday 12th November after the Pictures and Popcorn in the Park movie (approx. 9.30pm). On Stage: 125 Years of the Lieder Theatre The St Clare Villa Museum and Archives exhibition of the Lieder's 125 years of history continues in the Sloane Street Museum. Curated by Jennifer Lamb this very special collection will last only until the end of November. Please check it out before it closes. The exhibition documents the activities of the longest running theatre company in Australia and is full of posters, programs, videos, props and costumes. SURVEY - We Want Your Thoughts! We would LOVE to hear your thoughts about what we might stage at the Lieder next year. We're having a planning meeting soon to choose next year's season at the Lieder and we'd love your input. 

Seussical the musical by the newly formed Rocky Hill Music Theatre has its inaugural season commencing on Friday 18th November for three weeks performing in the Great Hall at Trinity Catholic College. Find their Facebook page to book or head down to the Goulburn Medical Clinic in McKell Place for tickets.

Afterschool Drama classes

Every Friday afternoon during Term 4 commence on 21 st October

4-5pm for 8-12yr olds with Jock

5.15-6.15pm for 13 – 18yr olds with Cara

$5 per session phone the Lieder for more information on 48215066


Acrobatic Fire Show

Saturday 12 th November in Belmore Park

As part of Goulburn's Reader/Writer Festival and Pictures and Popcorn in the Park

(Lieder's fire show will commence after the movie at approx. 9.15pm)


Old King Cole

Our family-fun Christmas show

25 November – 10 December at 7.30pm

With 2pm Matinees on 3 rd & 10 th Dec




P: 48215066



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The Lieder Theatre Company is the longest running theatre company in Australia

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.

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