Saturday, 19 November 2022

Hackney Empire - 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 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



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 DormanTom KalekElliott LeeImogen Opie Marina TavolieriAdam 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 panto royalty 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), AndrĂ© Fabien Francis (Choreographer), David W Kidd (Lighting Designer) and Yvonne Gilbert (Sound Designer).



MOTHER GOOSEDIRECTED BY AND STARRING CLIVE ROWE, RUNS UNTIL 31 DECEMBER. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW WWW.HACKNEYEMPIRE.CO.UK