Monday, October 3

Sir Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Anna-Jane Casey to appear in Mother Goose

Sir  Ian McKellen is appearing  of pantomime this year taking Mother Goose out on tour, with a number of weeks in the West End! Mother Goose (Ian McKellen) and her husband Vic (John Bishop) are running an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays, they live a wholesome life inside an abandoned Debenhams. But when Cilla the magical goose (Anna-Jane Casey ) comes a-knocking, will fame & fortune get the better of them?
The show is penned by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street) with direction by Cal McCrystal (Paddington). 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.
 Mother Goose will run at  
  1. Theatre Royal Brighton (3- 11 December)
  2. Duke of York's Theatre in the West End (15 December-29 January 2023
  3.  Chichester Festival Theatre (7-11 February)
  4.  Sheffield Lyceum (4-18 February)
  5. Wolverhampton Grand (22-26 February 
  6. Liverpool Empire (28 February-3 March),  
  7. New Theatre Oxford (7-11 March)  
  8. Leicester Curve (15-19 March)
  9. Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin (22 – 26 March)
  10. Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (28 March – 1 April
  11. Salford Lowry (5-9 April)
  12. Bristol Hippodrome (11-15 April)

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