Ian McKellen and John Bishop star in the ultimate family friendly panto next monthPosted on: 16 Mar 2023
Acting royalty will be in Bristol over the Easter Holidays (a panto in April?) for the critically acclaimed production of Mother Goose.
Mother Goose runs at The Bristol Hippodrome from Wednesday 12 and Sunday 16 April 2023.
If you’re looking for a theatre production full of fun, farce and surprise this Easter then look no further than Mother Goose: a live entertainment spectacle that features musical comedy, star power and plenty of surprises.
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This critically acclaimed production follows Mother Goose (Ian McKellen) and her husband Vic (John Bishop)who run an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays and live a wholesome, cosy life in a derelict Debenhams.
However, when Cilla The Goose flies into town, 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?
Panto lovers should be prepared for fairies with hefty vocal cords, puppets with a flair for tap dancing and impeccably constructed mayhem that will quack up the whole family. This hilarious family-friendly mother of all pantos is perfect for the Easter break with a healthy dose of fun, farce and plenty of surprises along the way.
Mother Goose is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme) and directed by the award-winning Cal McCrystal. Set and Costume design comes from Liz Ascroft, Choreography from Lizzi Gee, Lighting design by Prema Mehta, Sound design by Ben Harrison and Puppet Design by Chris Barlow.
Mother Goose’s star-studded cast also features the likes of Anna-Jane Casey (West Side Story) as Cilla The Goose, Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Only Fools and Horses The Musical) as Jack, Simbi Akande as Jill, Sharon Ballard as Good Fairy Encanta and Karen Mavundukure as Evil Fairy Malignia.
Having already stolen the hearts of audiences up and down the UK, Mother Goose runs at The Bristol Hippodrome from Wednesday 12 and Sunday 16 April 2023. Secure your tickets HERE.
For a comprehensive look at what’s coming up at Bristol’s biggest theatre venue, visit The Bristol Hippodrome’s website HERE.
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Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.