Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

MOTHER GOOSE Starring Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Mel Giedroyc Will Tour UK and Ireland

The show will play at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 3 – 11 December 2022, before embarking on tour.

MOTHER GOOSE Starring Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Mel Giedroyc Will Tour UK and Ireland

A UK and Ireland Tour has been announced for the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE. The first of its kind to tour the country and play all the way to Easter!

Starring Ian McKellen as Mother Goose, John Bishop as Vic Goose and Mel Giedroyc as the Goose, the show will play at the Theatre Royal Brighton from 3 - 11 December 2022, before a season at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End (15 December 2022 - 29 January 2023). It will then play Chichester Festival Theatre (7 - 11 February 2023), Sheffield Lyceum (14 - 18 February 2023), Wolverhampton Grand (22 - 26 February 2023), Liverpool Empire (28 February - 4 March 2023), Oxford New Theatre (7 - 11 March 2023), Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin (22 - 26 March 2023), and Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (28 March - 1 April 2023) with further venues to be announced soon.

This very special pantomime is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal. Set and Costume design is by Liz Ascroft, Choreography by Lizzi Gee, Lighting design by Prema Mehta, Sound design by Ben Harrison and Puppet Design and Creation by Chris Barlow. Casting is by Anne Vosser and the Production Manager is Ben Arkell.

The show will also star Oscar Conlon-Morrey as Jack, Simbi Akande as Jill, Sharon Ballard as Evil Fairy Malignia and Karen Mavundukure as Good Fairy Encanta. The cast also includes Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming and Genevieve Nicole. Further casting to be announced soon.

Mother Goose (McKellen) and her husband Vic (Bishop) run an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays and live a wholesome life inside an abandoned Debenhams. But when a goose (Giedroyc) flies in, will fame and fortune get the better of them?! Will Ma's feathers be seriously ruffled? Will Pa tell everyone to get stuffed?! And is their fair life about to turn fowl? Get ready for fairies with hefty vocal chords, puppets with tap dance qualifications and impeccably constructed mayhem that will quack up the whole family. This hilarious family-friendly mother of all pantos is the ultimate theatrical feast full of fun, farce and more than a couple of surprises that will make you honk out loud.

Mother Goose is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hunter Arnold, Seaview, Wessex Grove, Richard Winkler & Dawn Smalberg, Caiola Productions and George Waud for Groove International.

The Londoner is the official hotel partner of Mother Goose.

Tour Dates

Saturday 3 December - Sunday 11 December 2022

Brighton Theatre Royal

www.atgtickets.com/theatre-royal-brighton

Thursday 15 December 2022 - Sunday 29 January 2023

London, Duke of York's Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/duke-of-yorks-theatre

Tuesday 7 February - Saturday 11 February 2023

Chichester Festival Theatre

www.cft.org.uk

Tuesday 14 February - Saturday 18 February 2023

Sheffield Lyceum

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Wednesday 22 February - Sunday 26 February 2023

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 28 February - Saturday 4 March 2023

Liverpool Empire

www.atgtickets.com/liverpool-empire

Tuesday 7 March - Saturday 11 March 2023

Oxford, New Theatre

www.atgtickets.com/new-theatre-oxford

Wednesday 22 March - Sunday 26 March 2023

Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Tuesday 28 March - Saturday 1 April 2023

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

www.wmc.org.uk




More Hot Stories For You


Olivier Award Stolen From Musical Con Has Been FoundOlivier Award Stolen From Musical Con Has Been Found
November 25, 2022

The Olivier Award, which had been stolen during October's Musical Con, has been found! The fan convention took place at ExCeL London in October. The event was the first of its kind and brought together 10,000 musical theatre fans for a celebration of musicals.

Photos: First Look at THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Adaptation at Wilton's Music HallPhotos: First Look at THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Adaptation at Wilton's Music Hall
November 25, 2022

Get a first look at Kenneth Grahame's compelling The Wind in the Willows, now playing at Wilton's Music Hall, in a brand-new version. The Wind in the Willows Wilton's by acclaimed children's author Piers Torday will immerse adults and children into the charming and playful world of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad.

WICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR Announces Charity Partnership With StrongMenWICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR Announces Charity Partnership With StrongMen
November 25, 2022

Paul Morrissey, Christopher Wheeler, and Molly Morris, in association with Park Theatre, are partnering with StrongMen.

Michael D. Xavier, Simon Bailey, Emma Kingston & More to Take Part in Christmas Concert at The Actor's ChurchMichael D. Xavier, Simon Bailey, Emma Kingston & More to Take Part in Christmas Concert at The Actor's Church
November 25, 2022

A stellar line-up of 12 musical theatre Stars, along with host Michael D. Xavier, will bring festive stardust and glitter to Covent Garden's The Actor's Church on the Sunday before Christmas, as they perform in a special concert in aid of Children with Cancer UK (CwCUK) accompanied by the students of MX Masterclass (MXM).

Photos: First Look at CINDERELLA Panto at Theatre Royal Stratford EastPhotos: First Look at CINDERELLA Panto at Theatre Royal Stratford East
November 25, 2022

Get a first look at Theatre Royal Stratford East's Cinderella, which will be made available for streaming from 23 December 2022 – 07 January 2023.