the Rain Stops Falling is an
extraordinary play; a contemporary masterpiece
of Australian theatre.
by Andrew Bovell, who also wrote Lantana,
Head On, Edge of Darkness and After Dinner,
the play is a multi-layered story that
spans four generations and two continents.
the Rain Stops Falling explores
patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction,
forgiveness and love, all unfolding with
humanity, surprising humour, and hope.
play begins with a miracle in the year
2039 in Alice Springs. A fish falls from
the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel
York, still smelling of the sea. It’s
been raining for days and Gabriel knows
something is wrong.
years earlier his grandfather predicts
that fish will fall out of the sky, heralding
a great flood which will end life on earth
as we know it. This sets in motion a great
journey of discovery to solve the mystery
of the strange beginning. Who’ll stop
the Rain Stops Falling won the
2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award
and the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary
an excellent Lieder cast featuring Judith
Boyd, Pauline J Mullen, Michelle McAleer,
Greg Seckold, David Rayner, Josh Waters,
Brian Hill, Amanda Aitken, and Shane
Daly, When the Rain Stops Falling will
amaze and surprise local audiences.
new Australian play is not to be missed.
Doreen, who passed away quietly on Wednesday 9th
May at approximately 4:45pm.
a vibrant member of the Lieder family who inspired
and encouraged us to challenge ourselves and live
for the day, forever curious and keen to learn
spirit will live strong in our memories.
Franklin's Brilliant Career
Lieder is currently in workshop with an
exciting new script about Miles Franklin
written by Jennifer Lamb.
the guidance of dramaturg Annabel Scholes,
this little known slice of Goulburn’s history
will receive a gala opening performance for
Goulburn’s 150th birthday celebrations
in March next year.
Another world premiere of a fascinating local
story brought to life by your local theatre
classes have re-commenced on Monday afternoons
from 4:30-5:30pm during school term.
class is for all ages between 8yrs and adult,
and it suitable for beginners as well as more
are welcome. For more information contact Chrisjohn
at the theatre on (02) 4821 5066.
Lieder has received a grant of $2000 from
Regional Arts NSW for our latest Country
Arts Support Project in 2012. The CASP
grant will assist us to engage a puppeteer
for our children’s play The Magic Pudding,
planned for later this year.
exciting production will be created for
performances at the Lieder, and also with
the possibility of a regional tour. Stay
the Rain Stops Falling marks the beginning
of a new project with members of Goulburn’s
youth who have a passion for live theatre.
Lieder Theatre’s ambassador program
has received support from four local
schools – Mulwaree High, Goulburn High,
Crookwell High and Trinity Catholic
College. Selected students from each
of these schools will be rewarded with
free tickets to see Lieder shows during
2012, and will also be given discounted
tickets to share with their friends
and family. These students will also
be given the opportunity of support
and assistance from the professionals
working at the Lieder.
the project is successful this year, it
will continue to grow in future years
for more students and schools. Do you
know a young person with a keen interest
in theatre? Let us know so that we can
encourage and support them in exploring
big thank you to Jack, Maddi, Xanthi,
Isabella, Julia, Miffy, Lee, Colin and
CJ who attended the Tallong Apple Festival
on 6th May. They face painted,
stilt walked and clowned their way through
the day, winning awards for most unusual
and entertaining crowds on the way.
an old Italian comedy with a contemporary
Servant of Two Masters
4th June 7pm at the Lieder
4 females / 8 males
Physical theatre skills and improvisation
experience an advantage.
Lieder Theatre Board of Management
wishes to advise that telephone
bookings for tickets to be paid
at the door before performances
will cease in 2013. Telephone
booking can still be made in 2013,
but the tickets must be paid for
and collected within 24 hours
of making the booking.
for performances at the Lieder
Theatre can also be purchased
online at www.liedertheatre.com
or in person at Town and Country
Books in Centro Mall.
information will be made available
the President - Pauline J. Mullen
Doreen. Your friendship, passion, humour and
support guided not only our theatre family but
the whole community. You will be ever present
with us at the Lieder. All our love and condolences
go to Doreen’s family here in Australia, and
in the UK and New Zealand.
news...the Lieder Theatre Company has been successful
in receiving funding from the NSW Government
through their Community Building Partnership
Program 2011. The funds will contribute to the
refurbishment and repair of the Lieder Theatre
to create a more sustainable model for the Goulburn
partnership with the Goulburn Group, who have
advised and supported the Lieder Theatre Company’s
endeavour to become more sustainable, a successful
energy efficiency assessment was undertaken
by Tim Whitaker of EnCall. As a result of this
and the funds received, Stage 1 of Imagining
the Future: The Lieder Theatre Sustainability
Project is able to be completed. All
non-stage lighting throughout our building will
be replaced by LED lighting. Our front of house
and backstage refrigerators, and our hot water
service have already been replaced with more
energy efficient models.
you to the Honourable Pru Goward MP and the
NSW Government. To be successful on this occasion
has enabled us to feel a little more optimistic
about the maintenance and long term future of
our building. It also lifts the morale of our
numerous volunteers and businesses who give
so generously to the day to day running of our
building through in-kind support.
also to Jennifer Lamb and Chrisjohn for assisting
with the grant application. Our success with
grants has been minimal in recent years, so
let’s hope this starts a trend!
And to quote Doreen –
‘Goodbye Mrs Mullen, we press on regardless’.
sure you don't miss out on any shows at
the Lieder Theatre in 2012!!
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to know you...
This month we're getting
to know Associate Director Judith Boyd, who
you'll soon see on stage in When the Rain
I'm aged. The old grey mare ain't
what she used to be!
in Crookwell, and they tell me I'm
retired although you could have fooled
long have you been involved with the Lieder
joined the Lieder family in 2001.
did you become involved at the Lieder
moved into the area from Sydney, having
first established there was a theatre
to join. I wouldn't have moved
otherwise. Having moved, I introduced
myself to the committee and the rest,
as they say, is history.
your favourite Lieder production?
I allowed to have one of my own productions?
If yes, then I loved Equus - the cast
were amazing and the play is brilliant.
If no, then my favourite is Macbeth.
memorable Lieder moment?
the rehearsals and performances of The
Beauty Queen of Leenane.
does the Lieder mean to you?
of late nights, hard work, and lovely
talented people. It is a very special
place to be.
plays would you most like to see on the
love theatre; as long as a production
is well performed and directed then
I enjoy it all. I would love to see
us do something like 'Little Shop
of Horrors', but at the same time
I would love to see a production of
'Long Day's Journey Into Night'.
If it makes me laugh, cry, or just think,
I'm happy. If it does none of the
above, I would rather sit at home with
a good book.
you have a dream part you'd like to
Chrisjohn please take note! Lyubov Andreyevna
(mama) in The Cherry Orchard. Unfortunately
I think I am probably too old to play
her now as she has a daugher of 17 and
I could have a granddaughter of that
age. However, we live in hope!
do you do when you're not at the Lieder?
eat, read, play bridge, write plays,
play lots of word games on the internet,
and play poker.
Lieder invites you to applaud our major sponsor
would also like to thank the following for
their generous support of our company