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The Lieder Theatre Company - Goulburn NSW Australia


The Lieder Theatre Company
A wonderful Irish comedy
The Shaughraun
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

Tickets www.liedertheatre.com
or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place Goulburn
enquiries 48215066


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.

Don’t miss 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!
The Shaughraun then continues on
Fridays – 3rd, 10th, 17th October at 8pm
Saturdays – 4th, 18th October at 8pm
Wednesdays – 8th, 15th October at 8pm
Matinees on Sunday 12th and Saturday 18th October at 2pm
Tickets for all performances are available online at www.liedertheatre.com
Or purchase tickets in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place
or at the door before each performance
For further enquiries phone the Lieder on (02) 4821 5066.

Photos by David Cole
The 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.

The Shaughraun 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 show).
Photo by David Cole
Please note there is NO PERFORMANCE on Saturday 11th October.

Purchase your tickets by following the links on our website www.liedertheatre.com or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place Goulburn. For enquiries contact the Lieder on (02) 4821 5066.


Congratulations 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 Soon.
You may remember that Comin’ Home Soon was first performed at the Lieder in April/May last year, with an all local cast. Well done all!

Congratulations 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.

This 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. 

It 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 moving.

It was 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 & 16th September and sadly will not be at the Lieder this year, but we encourage competitors to register.
Contact the Eisteddfod secretary Lyn Lace at PO Box 317 Goulburn 2580.

Don't miss our magical end of year show
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
A fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic
Based on the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ by Charles M. Schultz
Book, music, and lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
Musical Director Marianne Powles
Opening on 28th November at 7.30pm

ONLY 8 performances

 After 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 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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