november, 2022

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Mother Goose

Event Details

Mother Goose returns to the Hackney Empire this festive season for a rip roaring pantomime, celebrating 120 years of both the renowned theatre and the iconic panto production.

When: 19 November to 31 December

Where: Hackney Empire

Ticket price: From £10

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More information from organisers:

The Mother of all pantomimes is back in Hackney this festive season, also starring Clive Rowe as Mother Goose. First created in 1902 for Music Hall legend regular Dan Leno, Hackney Empire is thrilled to be able to celebrate 120 years of this pantomime in what is also its 120th birthday year.

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 discovers that this talent isn’t all it’s CRACKED up to be.

Packed full of all of your favourite pantomime ingredients, this reimagining of the classic tale is the perfect festive treat. Expect larger than life characters, gloriously outrageous costumes, incredible live music, uncontrollable laughter and loads of audience participation…oh yes, there definitely is.


Kat B (Jack and the Beanstalk and The Wiz, Hackney Empire) will star as Billy Goose.

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.

Gemma Wardle (Les Miserables in Concert, Gielgud Theatre; Fame, Cambridge Theatre) as Fairy Fame.

They join previously announced 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 (Composer and Song Writer), Cleo Pettitt (Costume Designer), Renell Shaw (Musical Director: Orchestrations and Arrangements), André Fabien Francis (Choreographer), David W Kidd (Lighting Designer) and Yvonne Gilbert (Sound Designer).

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