Mother Goose - Duke of York's Theatre

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Duke of York's Theatre, London

Ian McKellen and John Bishop star in Mother Goose at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End this Christmas.

Everyone is flocking to see Ian McKellen and John Bishop as they join forces to bring you the hilarious family-friendly panto Mother Goose.

Mother Goose is the ultimate theatrical feast – full of fun, farce and surprises that will make you honk out loud. Guaranteeing a gaggle of laughs, the tale of Mother Goose is brought to life by a cast of comedy legends and a stellar creative team, including direction by the award-winning Cal McCrystal.

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 will play the Duke of York’s Theatre from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023.

What is the story of Mother Goose?

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 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.

Who is in the cast of Mother Goose?

Mother Goose stars Ian McKellen as Mother Goose, John Bishop as Vic Goose, and Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla The Goose.

They are joined by Oscar Conlon-Morrey as Jack, Simbi Akande as Jill, Sharon Ballard as Evil Fairy Malignia and Karen Mavundukure as Good Fairy Encanta, plus Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming and Genevieve Nicole.

The cast is completed by Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer.

Who are the creative team of Mother Goose?

The panto is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal, with 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.


Show Information

Age restrictions
3+
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
15 December 2022 - 29 January 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

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


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Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Mother Goose more cast revealed to join Ian McKellen at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Further casting has been announced for Mother Goose starring Ian McKellen - which is coming to the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. Replacing Mel Giedroyc, who had to drop out of the show, will be West End star Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla The Goose. She joins the previously announced cast including multi-award winning actor Ian McKellen as Mother Goose and acclaimed comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose, plus Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools and Horses) as Jack, Simbi Akande (The Prince of Egypt) as Jill, Sharon Ballard (Quiz) as Evil Fairy Malignia and Karen Mavundukure (The Color Purple) as Good Fairy Encanta. Also announced today joining the cast are Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming and Genevieve Nicole, and the cast is completed by Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer. A West End star for over three decades, Anna-Jane Casey was most recently seen as Fraulein Kost in the award-winning production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. Her many other West End credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago, Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Anita in West Side Story, Rizzo in Grease, Buffy, Dinah and Pearl in Starlight Express and Rumpleteazer in Cats. She also played Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Mabel in Mack and Mabel at the Watermill Theatre, for which she won the TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical and the title roles in Piaf and Sweet Charity and Violet Butterfield in Flowers for Mrs Harris, all at the Sheffield Crucible. The panto is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal, with 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 panto will play the Duke of York's Theatre from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. It will also run a UK & Ireland tour including Brighton, Chichester, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Liverpool, Oxford, Dublin and Cardiff. More about Mother Goose tickets at the Duke of York's Theatre in London
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Mel Giedroyc drops out of Mother Goose at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Producers of London pantomime Mother Goose, which is coming to the West End this Christmas starring Ian McKellen, have announced that Mel Giedroyc has had to bow out of the production. Actress, comedian and former Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc was to star as the Goose in the show. The panto will play the Duke of York's Theatre from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. ATG Productions and Mel Giedroyc said is a statement that it was "with great sadness, Mel will no longer be able to star as The Goose in the upcoming pantomime Mother Goose." The statement went on to say that, "Everyone in the show sends love and best wishes to Mel and her family. Casting for the role of The Goose will be announced soon." Mel Giedroyc said today: “Due to personal reasons, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the forthcoming production of Mother Goose. I am thankful to the producers of the show for being so understanding and wish everyone involved in the production a fantastic tour throughout the UK and Ireland. Now, more than ever we all need a bit of joy, and I can’t wait to see it myself. I know it is going to be fantastic.” Mother Goose stars multi-award winning actor Ian McKellen as Mother Goose and acclaimed comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose, plus Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools and Horses) as Jack, Simbi Akande (The Prince of Egypt) as Jill, Sharon Ballard (Quiz) as Evil Fairy Malignia and Karen Mavundukure (The Color Purple) as Good Fairy Encanta. The cast also includes Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming and Genevieve Nicole, with further casting to be announced. The panto is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal, with 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. 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. More about Mother Goose tickets at the Duke of York's Theatre in London
Mother Goose at the Duke of York's Theatre ">
Ian McKellen, John Bishop, Mel Giedroyc to star in Mother Goose at the Duke of York’s Theatre London
Ambassador Theatre Group Productions have announced that pantomime Mother Goose is coming to the West End this Christmas starring Ian McKellen. The panto will play the Duke of York's Theatre from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. Mother Goose stars multi-award winning actor Ian McKellen as Mother Goose, acclaimed comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose, Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc as the Goose, plus Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools and Horses) as Jack, Simbi Akande (The Prince of Egypt) as Jill, Sharon Ballard (Quiz) as Evil Fairy Malignia and Karen Mavundukure (The Color Purple) as Good Fairy Encanta. The cast also includes Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming and Genevieve Nicole, with further casting to be announced. The cast of Mother Goose The show will also go on tour, playing the Theatre Royal Brighton (3 – 11 December 2022), 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. The panto is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal, with 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. 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. More about Mother Goose tickets at the Duke of York's Theatre in London

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