Mother Goose starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop – First Look

Last Updated on 18th December 2022

We’re pleased to bring you the first look at this year’s must-see celebrity pantomime. Mother Goose starring Sir Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Anna-Jane Casey have started this huge panto tour.

Mother Goose
Ian McKellen and John Bishop. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Performances of Mother Goose the pantomime starring Ian McKellen as Mother Goose and John Bishop as Vic Goose started on Saturday night at the Theatre Royal Brighton before transferring to the Duke Of York’s Theatre ahead of a UK and Ireland tour.


Mother Goose (McKellen) and her husband Vic (Bishop) run an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays and live a wholesome life inside an abandoned Debenhams. But when a goose (Casey) flies in, 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? Get ready for fairies with hefty vocal chords, puppets with tap dance qualifications and impeccably constructed mayhem that will quack up the whole family. This hilarious family-friendly mother of all pantos is the ultimate theatrical feast full of fun, farce and more than a couple of surprises that will make you honk out loud.

It is written by Jonathan Harvey and directed by award-winning director Cal McCrystal. 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.

Mother Goose Panto Tour Tickets | Stars Ian McKellen and John Bishop


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