June 2018   |     Newsletter 115

Festival in Paradise

The World Theatre Festival in Paradise is on again and will be held from 18 – 24 June 2018 in Venice, Florida, hosted by the American Association of Community Theatres. Members of the Lieder will be attending for the third time with a new company-devised production called MONOCHROME and an acrobatic fire show. A total of 15 Australians will fly to the US to take part in this wonderful event full of international acts, workshops and networking opportunities.
Before we leave local audiences will have a chance to catch the show at the Lieder on Wednesday 6th & Friday 8th June at 7.30pm, and Saturday 9th June at 2pm and 7.30pm. All tickets will cost $15 full price and $10 for Children 12yrs and under. Tickets will be on sale at the door or through the Lieder website.
The Company have been dividing their time rehearsing Monochrome for the mainstage and re-developing their latest acrobatic fire show to perform during the Festival’s evening celebrations. Lieder members traveling include Erin Williams, Fiona and Allan Churchill, Britt Lewis, Rangii Paerau, Courtney McKenzie, Melinda and Evan Goad, Blake Selmes, Harrison Treble, Shane Daly, Andrew Rayner, Jack Bell and Martin Sanders.



Friday 1st June at 7pm
The Touch of Silk
(A forgotten Australian classic written in 1928)
By Betty Roland
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock

Roles for
7 males 15 – 70yrs
6 females 18 – 70yrs

Rehearsals will commence early July with a
3 week season on the Lieder mainstage in August/September

Phone the theatre on (02) 4821 5066 or email for more information

Thank You!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Shakespeare on the Run

A big thank you to all involved on and off stage with these two productions. Thank you to Blake, Ryan and Martin, Michelle, Scott and Harrison who gave such a great performance in TCW, and to Jock McLean for organising the celebration to highlight Shakespeare’s birth & death on Sunday 22nd April. This was the third year we have celebrated the Bard by performing scenes from our favourite plays, and this year also some of his sonnets.
We wish to gratefully thank the volunteers at the Goulburn Club for hosting us and looking after the cast and crew and Lieder patrons during the run and hope that we will create future partnerships  that will increase our bond and boost our combined numbers and support in years to come.

Catapult National Youth and Physical Theatre Festival
The festival, held in Bathurst last month was also a great success culminating in a Fire Show in the park next to Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on the final night. Five young people from the Lieder attended workshops and performances throughout the week – Jack Bell, Rangii Paerau, Britt Lewis, Andrew Rayner and Ethan Betts created a special fire manipulation show and performed alongside Circaholics Anonymous from Sydney to roaring applause.

Picton IlluminARTE Festival
Two weeks after the guys returned from Bathurst, a larger company of performers entertained the crowds at Picton’s IlluminARTe Festival with an even more spectacular acrobatic fire show. A big congratulations team – those who joined the Bathurst performers included Steph Warden, Tom Hayes, Daniel Buma, Blake Selmes, Erin Williams, Shane Daly, Evan Goad, Harrison Treble, and Emerald Hollis. Thank you also to the hard-working back stage team led by Allan Churchill.

The Circle of Chalk

Our Friday after school drama classes have grown in the junior section, but stopped for the high school aged group, with the upper primary group now in rehearsal for a short season of their play The Circle of Chalk set down for performances between 20 - 22 July.
Under the direction of Jock McLean the young people are adapting an old Chinese folk tale into their own story for the stage. Keep an eye out for more information closer to the performance dates.

We are very excited to announce a gathering of theatre enthusiasts will converge on the Lieder Theatre mid-October to meet with and share experiences with Poland’s Teatr BRAMA, who themselves are traveling to Goulburn to present their work.
NOT ONLY THAT but we are looking for actors interested in preparing a combined performance with members of Teatr Brama to present at the conference. The idea is to work independently on a common theme then spend two days together consolidating and combining the work to perform during the conference. PLEASE send your expression of interest to Chrisjohn via Facebook or email to the 
This will be one amazing experience for anyone keen to explore new methods of theatre and acting styles.
We are also looking for people interested and able to billet members of their company between 17-24 October.
Getting To Know You
This month we're getting to know the wonderful Jack Bell. You've seen Jack on stage in many of our productions, as well as hiding up in the bio box as a sound technician, and performing amazing acrobatic feats in our fire shows.
Jack will soon be travelling to the US with the Lieder, to participate in the Festival in Paradise, hosted by the American Association of Community Theatre. 
1. Your name, age, and hometown
I'm Jack Bell. I'm 20 years old, and from Caringbah. I moved to Goulburn when I was a baby, so I've basically been here forever.
2. How long have you been involved with the Lieder Theatre?
Seven years seriously, but I also went to drama classes when I was a kid.
3. How did you first become involved?
My brother (Josh Waters) was always super involved, so it was kind of inevitable that I ended up here as well.
4. What's you favourite Lieder production?
My favourite production would have to be Pippin. I love circus, so a musical so much about circus and physical theatre was awesome.
5. What's your favourite Lieder memorable moment?
I have so many memories it's impossible to choose just one moment, but I loved performing at The Goulburn Club with everyone. Even during the shows it was such an amazing and fun environment.
6. What does the Lieder Theatre mean to you?
The Lieder is a home away from home, and it's open to absolutely anyone that is willing to do their part.
7. What productions would you most like to see on the Lieder stage?
I'd love to see some more shows that really rock the boat and leave an impression on the way the audience members think.
8. Do you have a dream part that you'd like to play?
Any physical or circus related part is fine by me!
9. What do you do when you're not at the Lieder?
When I'm not at the theatre I work, cook, fire spin, and I practice circus in some form or another every single day.
The Lieder invites you to applaud our MAJOR SPONSOR in 2018
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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