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About Mother Goose - Duke of York's Theatre

Ian McKellen and John Bishop join forces for Mother Goose in London this winter. Get ready to laugh out loud at a family-friendly West End pantomime.

The Mother Goose London pantomime is set in an abandoned department store, now used as an animal sanctuary by Mother Goose and Vic Goose. Together, they spend their days looking after stray animals, but that all changes with one goose.

Cilla the Goose has a magic ability — she can lay golden eggs. Suddenly, Mother Goose and Vic Goose enjoy a life of fame and fortune; they’ve got all the riches they can dream of. But will they be tempted to change their ways? Mother Goose is full of fun, laughter, and surprises.

Flock to the Duke of York’s Theatre to see Mother Goose today.

Start date

15th December, 2022

End date

29th January, 2023



Recommended 3+

30 Reviews



624 Reviews | 108 Followers
Fluffy, Fun, Silly, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Ian McKellen or if you’d love a pantomime that is pretty close in quality to an actual West End show (and better than some.)

Don’t see it if you don’t love silly, punny humor.

Andy B 2106

Andy B 2106

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Good laugh

Don’t see it if Easily offend



14 Reviews | 1 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you love Panto, Ian McKellen or having a laugh or a sing or dance!

Don’t see it if No words, it's perfect!



3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if No one can resist this kind of funny, highly interactive performance. Glamour casts and the wonderful story will give you 2 hours dream.

Don’t see it if If you do not want to miss the chance of interacting with actors, remember that buy the front-row seat ticket.

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Stars on stage

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Mother Goose - Duke of York's Theatre cast and creative team

By: Jonathan Harvey
Director: Cal McCrystal
Cast list: Ian McKellen, John Bishop, Anna-Jane Casey, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Simbi Akande, Sharon Ballard, Karen Mavundukure, Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming, Genevieve Nicole, Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer
Set: Liz Ascroft
Costume: Liz Ascroft
Choreography: Lizzi Gee
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Ben Harrison


Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4BG


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.

More information about Mother Goose - Duke of York's Theatre

Don’t miss the chance to see Ian McKellen and John Bishop in pantomime. The Olivier Award-winning actor is best known for dramatic Shakespeare plays — he even toured the country in 2019 with Ian McKellen on Stage where he revealed secrets about his West End career. There’s bound to be Shakespeare jokes with Ian McKellen playing Mother Goose, the pantomime dame.

Mother Goose isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for life! Mother Goose is the first pantomime of its kind to tour across the United Kingdom, with performances through April 2023 and beyond. But if you’re looking for a hit of winter theatre to warm you up, you’ll want to see Mother Goose in London.

What to Watch For:

  • Ian McKellen returns to pantomime for the first time in 17 years. He played Widow Twankey in Aladdin at the Old Vic.
  • John Bishop will play Vic, Mother Goose’s husband. The Liverpool-based comedian played Doctor Who’s companion, Dan Lewis — starring alongside Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.
  • J. Hickory Wood adapted the Mother Goose fairy tale into a pantomime in the early 1900s. The popular comedian Dan Leno played the title character, continuing the tradition of the “dame” character where a man plays a woman.
  • Most pantomimes include topical jokes based on current events, as well as the celebrities who are taking part in the show. This year, Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey will write the Mother Goose jokes.


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