About Mother Goose

Hackney Empire, London
Booking to 31 December 2022
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The decades old tale of Mother Goose comes to the Hackney Empire as a pantomime

The Mother of all pantomimes is back in Hackney this festive season, starring Clive Rowe as Mother Goose. First created in 1902 for Music Hall legend and Hackney Empire regular Dan Leno, Hackney Empire is thrilled to celebrate 120 years of this iconic pantomime in their 120th birthday year! Mother Goose Tickets are the perfect treat for the festive season.

Packed full of all of your favourite pantomime ingredients, this reimagining of the classic rags-to-riches tale is the perfect festive treat. Expect larger than life characters, gloriously outrageous costumes, incredible live music, uncontrollable laughter and loads of audience participation… oh yes, there definitely is.

Book now for an egg-stra special pantomime!

Mother Goose runs until 31 December 2022 at Hackney Empire, London.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 31 December 2022
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


What's the story of Mother Goose?

What would you do if you found a magical goose who lays golden eggs?! That’s exactly what’s in store for Mother Goose and she soon discovers that this priceless talent isn’t all it’s CRACKED up to be!

Who is in the cast of Mother Goose?

The cast is led by Olivier Award winning West End and pantomime legend Clive Rowe (Sister Act) who stars as the Dame, Mother Goose.


Important Notes

Access

BSL Interpreted performances: Sat 3 Dec 1.30pm & 6pm Thu 15 Dec 1.30pm & 7pm

Relaxed performance Sat 3 Dec 1.30pm

Dementia Friendly performance Sat 3 Dec 1.30pm


Venue Information

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
Nearest Tube or Train: Hackney Central (Train)
Nearest Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253
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News about Mother Goose

Mother Goose reviews at the Hackney Empire ★★★★
Mother Goose reviews at the Hackney Empire ★★★★
A round-up of reviews for Hackney Empire's annual pantomime Mother Goose, which opened this week in London. The panto is playing at the Hackney Empire until 31 December 2022. Mother Goose stars Olivier award-winner Clive Rowe in the title role of Mother Goose, appearing in his 15th pantomime at Hackney Empire. The cast also includes Kat B (Jack and the Beanstalk and The Wiz, Hackney Empire) as Billy Goose, alongside Ruth Lynch (making her professional debut) as Priscilla the Goose, Holly Mallett (Andy and The Odd Socks, Glastonbury/UK Tour; Notflix: The Improvised Musical, Soho Theatre) as Jill Purchase, Tony Marshall (Casualty (1993 – 2021); Jitney, Old Vic/Leeds Playhouse) as Squire Purchase, Rebecca Parker (Cats, West End; Crazy For You, West End) as Demon Queen, Ope Sowande (Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly Theatre; The Lion King, International Tour) as Jack Goose, and Gemma Wardle (Les Miserables in Concert, Gielgud Theatre; Fame, Cambridge Theatre) as Fairy Fame. The ensemble cast includes Hollie Dorman, Tom Kalek, Elliott Lee, Imogen Opie Marina Tavolieri, Adam Tench and Dawn Williams, with a young ensemble made up of Hackney Empire’s ADP Dancers and performers from Vestry School of Dance & Performing Arts. The panto is directed by Clive Rowe, with the creative team including Will Brenton (Writer), Steven Edis (Original Songs), Cleo Pettitt (Costume Designer), Renell Shaw (Musical Director: Orchestrations and Arrangements), André Fabien Francis (Choreographer), David W Kidd (Lighting Designer) and Yvonne Gilbert (Sound Designer). The Hackney Empire is currently celebrating its 120th birthday. Book tickets to Mother Goose at the Hackney Empire in London
New rehearsal photos released for Mother Goose at Hackney Empire
New rehearsal photos released for Mother Goose at Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire has released behind-the-scenes rehearsal images for its Christmas pantomime Mother Goose, which begins performances next week on 19 November. Mother Goose Tickets are on sale here. Earlier this week, Priscilla the Goose had a fun day out at Liverpool Street Station, making friends with delighted commuters as she spread the word about the show, which runs until 31 December. Mother Goose stars Kat B (Jack and the Beanstalk and The Wiz, Hackney Empire) as Billy Goose, alongside Ruth Lynch (making her professional debut) as Priscilla the Goose, Holly Mallett (Andy and The Odd Socks, Glastonbury/UK Tour; Notflix: The Improvised Musical, Soho Theatre) as Jill Purchase, Tony Marshall (Casualty (1993 – 2021); Jitney, Old Vic/Leeds Playhouse) as Squire Purchase, Rebecca Parker (Cats, West End; Crazy For You, West End) as Demon Queen, Ope Sowande (Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly Theatre; The Lion King, International Tour) as Jack Goose, and Gemma Wardle (Les Miserables in Concert, Gielgud Theatre; Fame, Cambridge Theatre) as Fairy Fame. The ensemble cast includes Hollie Dorman, Tom Kalek, Elliott Lee, Imogen Opie Marina Tavolieri, Adam Tench and Dawn Williams, with a young ensemble made up of Hackney Empire’s ADP Dancers and performers from Vestry School of Dance & Performing Arts. They join Olivier award-winning Clive Rowe, starring in his 15th pantomime at Hackney Empire as Mother Goose. Clive also returns to direct this year’s pantomime, alongside Will Brenton (Writer), Steven Edis (Original Songs), Cleo Pettitt (Costume Designer), Renell Shaw (Musical Director: Orchestrations and Arrangements), André Fabien Francis (Choreographer), David W Kidd (Lighting Designer) and Yvonne Gilbert (Sound Designer). The pantomime Mother Goose was first created for another Hackney Empire legend, Music Hall comedian Dan Leno, who first performed the show in 1902. 120 years on, Hackney are proud to present the mother of all pantomimes in their 120th birthday year. Mother Goose runs from 19th November 2022 - until 31st December, with the press performance at 7pm on 1st December. [ngg src="galleries" ids="934" display="pro_tile"]
Hackney Empire to stage Mother Goose pantomime in 2022 starring Clive Rowe
Hackney Empire to stage Mother Goose pantomime in 2022 starring Clive Rowe
Hackney Empire will stage Mother Goose this Christmas, as the venue confirms its annual pantomime production. Mother Goose tickets are on sale here. Mother Goose will open on 19th November 2022 and run until 31st December, with the press performance at 7pm on 1st December. In what will be his 15th pantomime at Hackney Empire, Olivier award-winning panto royalty Clive Rowe will direct and star as the Dame, Mother Goose, with full cast and creative team to be announced. Prior to his run in Mother Goose, Rowe will be on stage in highly anticipated London revival of Sister Act The Musical at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo starring Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders and Keala Settle. The pantomime Mother Goose was first created for another Hackney Empire legend, Music Hall comedian Dan Leno, who first performed the show in 1902. 120 years on, Hackney are proud to present the mother of all pantomimes in their 120th birthday year. Clive Rowe said: “I’m incredibly proud, in Hackney Empire's 120th birthday year, to be directing and playing Mother Goose, which was first created for music hall legend Dan Leno 120 years ago. Big shoes to fill but I will do my very best to make the walls shake with the love and laughter we’ve come to expect from Hackney's pantomime.”What would you do if you found a magical goose who lays golden eggs?! That’s exactly what’s in store for Mother Goose, and she soon discovered that this priceless talent isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Packed full of all your favourite pantomime ingredients, this reimagining of the classic rags-to-riches tale is the perfect festive treat. Expect larger than life characters, gloriously outrageous costumes, incredible live music, uncontrollable laughter and loads of audience participation… oh yes, there definitely is..!The 2022 festive season will burst into life with the 23rd Hackney Empire pantomime, providing joy for all the family, and in some cases, a vital introduction to the magic of theatre. Tickets on sale here.

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