June 2019   |     Newsletter 125

The Lieder Theatre Company Presents

Written by Pavel Kohout

Photography by Danny Scott

Opening on Wednesday June 19 at 6.30pm with a special charity fundraiser in support of the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation

Then continuing
Friday 21 June 7.30pm
Saturday 22 June 7.30pm
Wednesday 26 June 7.30pm
Friday 28 June 7.30pm
Saturday 29 June 2pm and 7.30pm

Book tickets online or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place.
For further information contact the Lieder Theatre on (02) 4821 5066 or

This hilarious and eccentric show follows a newly-wed couple, interrupted on their wedding night by a band of irreverent fire fighters who invade their basement love-nest to fight a blaze.
Fire in the Basement was written in 1974 by Czech playwright Pavel Kohout, who was celebrated for his incisive, sardonic plays as a dissident during Czechoslovakia's Iron Curtain days. The Lieder Theatre's production will be one of the first times the show has been performed in Australia. 


The ironic and comedic Fire in the Basement, directorial debut for the Lieder Theatre's Blake Selmes, will be brought to life by Steve Routley, Muffy Hedges, Scott Treble, and Ben Pik as the cheeky band of firefighters and Courtney McKenzie, and Harrison Treble as the hapless newly-weds.

With production management and dramaturgy by Erin Williams, costumes by Helena Bozetto and Pauline J Mullen, and technical support from Jack Bell and Rangii Paerau, Fire in the Basement is shaping up to be a real highlight of the Lieder's 2019 season.



The Lieder Theatre Company presents

Goulburn Youth Festival of Theatre
10-13 July

Featuring the Lieder Youth Theatre Company
and international guests

Kathmandu Pragya Kunja School and School Theatre Nepal

Please join us to celebrate and support our young performers as they share a memorable and meaningful cultural exchange focusing on giving young people a platform to express themselves creatively.

Our Nepalese visitors will be performing a historical story called Ujyalotira (Towards the Light), celebrating the life and teachings of the compassionate Gautam Buddha through movement, music and colour.
This historical and cultural story will be paired with a special performance by our very own Lieder Youth Theatre, led by teacher Jock McLean, and run entirely by our young people, from the performance to backstage management and technical production.

Anyone who might be interested in participating in this exciting opportunity and welcoming our young visitors from Nepal (aged 10-14 years old), please contact Amelia Whalley-Routley at or phone 0403 217 120.
We'd love your help with providing accommodation, transport, meals, and general support for our international guests.

Please consider donating to help support this unique and special opportunity for our young people:
A Tree, Falling
Congratulations to the team from duende productions  and the Lieder cast and crew of A Tree, Falling. We were treated to a wonderfully funny and heart wrenching production; congratulations to everyone involved.
Fire Show
Congratulations to leader Jack Bell, the Lieder Youth Theatre performers, and our incredible backstage crew for another fantastic fire show performance at the recent Illuminarte Festival in Picton. Once again, the guys all did a fantastic job and provided a fun and exciting fire show performance.

Our fire show will be performed again on 24 July as part of the NSW Tourism Awards ceremony being hosted in Goulburn. This is a great opportunity to highlight how special the Lieder Theatre is to our community, and all the amazing talent we have to share. Well done everyone!

Check out the highlight reel from the Illuminarte Festival for a few glimpses of our guys in action!

We're going to Poland

We're thrilled to announce that our award-winning production of Monochrome will be touring to Poland in September!
We'll be visiting our friends at Teatr Brama in Goleniow and performing Monochrome as part of their annual town festival, then travelling to Krakow to catch up with Arty Grabowski who performed at the Lieder earlier this year.

The Lieder Theatre Company is honoured to be offered these exciting opportunities to show-case our amazing talents internationally. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming overseas trip!
Getting to Know You

This month we're getting to know our new President, Scott Treble, who you'll also soon see at his cheeky best in the upcoming Fire in the Basement.

1. What's your name, age, hometown, and occupation?
My name is Scott Treble. My nickname at school was Trebs. I'm 48 years young, and started off life at Merrylands in Sydney. In year 3 I moved to Kemp's Creek where we lived on 5 acres. I currently run Scott's Garage, a mechanical workshop in Goulburn as a vehicle mechanic.

2. How long have you been involved with the Lieder Theatre?
I originally got involved with the theatre through my eldest daughter, Peta, who started in the Youth Theatre clowning and participating in acting classes. So I've been involved for about 6 years now, assisting with fire shows, stage productions, and occasionally landing on stage.

3. What's your favourite Lieder production, and why?
My favourite production is William Punch, as this was my first time on stage, and a local story written by my pre-decessor, who is also a local.

4. What's your favourite Lieder memorable moment, and why?
My favourite memorable moment was watching both of my children on stage in the production of A Peach Season a couple of years ago. They both had lead roles, and were working together on the Lieder stage.

5. What does the Lieder Theatre Company mean to you?
I think the Lieder Theatre Company is a huge family environment where everyone is treated with respect, and is helped to achieve their goals in theatre and in life as well.

6. What shows would you most like to see on the Lieder stage?
I always enjoy watching shows that relate to local events, such as William Punch, a local Indigenous man who served in the war, and Miles Franklin, who wrote stories under a man's name. I like learning a piece of our history while wathing a great show.

7. Do you have a dream part you'd like to play?
I don't really have a dream part or a play I'd like to be in, but comedy shows are my favourite.

8. What do you get up to when you're not at the Lieder?
When I'm not at the Lieder I enjoy spending time with my family.
I'm hoping I can continue to lead the Lieder as Jennifer Lamb has for the last 8 years. I have much to learn and big shoes to fill. I hope to see you all at our latest production, which I'm part of, Fire in the Basement.
The Lieder invites you to applaud our MAJOR SPONSOR in 2019
In-kind support is gratefully received from
  The Lieder Theatre Company is grateful for financial support from
Partners with The Goulburn Group, sustaining our future
Lieder Theatre
Goldsmith St, Goulburn
Phone: (02) 4821 5066


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