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First look at Ian McKellen, John Bishop and more in Mother Goose

The panto spectacular will be touring until Easter

Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Ian McKellen and John Bishop
© Manuel Harlan

Production images have been released for the touring pantomime production of Mother Goose, starring Ian McKellen in the titular role and John Bishop as husband, Vic Goose.

Completing the company are Anna-Jane Casey (as Cilla The Goose), Oscar Conlon-Morrey (as Jack), Simbi Akande (as Jill), Sharon Ballard (as Good Fairy Encanta) and Karen Mavundukure (as Evil Fairy Malignia), alongside Mairi Barclay, Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil, Richard Leeming, Genevieve Nicole and Laura Tyrer.

The panto is penned by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street) and directed by Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors). 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 is currently running at Theatre Royal Brighton until 11 December, before moving to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End (15 December to 29 January 2023) and onto Chichester Festival Theatre (7 to 11 February), Sheffield Lyceum (14 to 18 February), Wolverhampton Grand (22 to 26 February), Liverpool Empire (28 February to 3 March), New Theatre in Oxford (7 to 11 March), Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (22 to 26 March) and Cardiff Millennium Centre (28 March to 1 April). Further venues are to be revealed.

Tickets for select dates are on sale below.


Ian McKellen
© Manuel Harlan
Adam Brown and Anna-Jane Casey
© Manuel Harlan
Anna-Jane Casey, John Bishop and Ian McKellen
© Manuel Harlan
Gabriel Fleary, Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Simbi Akande
© Manuel Harlan
Ian McKellen
© Manuel Harlan
John Bishop
© Manuel Harlan
Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Ian McKellen
© Manuel Harlan
Sharon Ballard and Karen Mavundukure
© Manuel Harlan
Ian McKellen and John Bishop
© Manuel Harlan
The company of Mother Goose
© Manuel Harlan
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