• Old Mother Goose

Event Details

Thu 11 Dec - Sat 31 Jan

Time: 2.30pm, 7.30pm, 4.30pm & 8.00pm on 19 Dec, 09 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan.

Running Time: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Main House - York Theatre Royal

Ticket Information: £28.50 - £11, concessions and off peak tickets available

Booking Fee: £1 transaction fee per booking

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Producer: York Theatre Royal

Writer: Berwick Kaler

Directors: Berwick Kaler and Damian Cruden

Designed by: Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith

Lighting designed by: Richard G Jones

Choreographer: Grace Harrington

Musical Director: Elliot Styche

Deputy Stage Manager: Clare Morse

Production Manager: Paul Veysey

Communications Contact: Chloë Hampson Ward

Old Mother Goose


This year's panto is Old Mother Goose - written by Berwick Kaler.

Good versus evil is put to the test when two fairies battle for supremacy. The bad fairy claims any human being can be corrupted; the good fairy throws down a challenge and chooses Old Mother Goose as an example of all that is good and cannot be corrupted. The bad fairy sets off to prove the good fairy wrong.

So begins yet another classic panto ‘tale of the unexpected’, a tale to mystify your senses, a tale to tax anyone’s credulity, but above all a tale that will have the whole family enthralled in a world of laughter that never ceases. It’s true – why not book now and find out if we’re just telling tales!

Starring Berwick Kaler, Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper and David Leonard.  

Plus stalwarts AJ Powell (the brummie you’ve taken to your hearts), Tim Lawrence, Pocklington’s very own Harry Hughes, Hermione Lynch, Danielle Mullan, Lauren Newton, Jake Lindsay, Faye Spooner and Cameron Macdonald.

‘Kaler is certainly nudging national treasure status...He is the master of organised chaos’ Yorkshire Post

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News & Reviews

"Creative mayhem" ***** The Observer. Click here to read the full review.

"A golden egg of a panto." **** The Guardian.  Click here to read the full review.

"...Kaler and Damian Cruden co-direct with panache and anarchic zest." The Press.  Click here to read the full review.

"...a night of engaging, wonderfully peculiar, invention." **** The Stage.  Click here to read the full review.

"Berwick Kaler is on brilliant form..." Northern Echo.  Click here to read the full review.

"I don't think we stopped laughing for the whole performance." York Mix.  Click here to read the full review.

"Twelve hours later I'm still suffering with the pain of hysterical giggling." Yorkshire News.  Click here to read the full review.

"...Leonard is as ever compelling and masterful." British Theatre Review.  Click here to read the full review.

"...an irresistible surge of Christmas anticipation and goodwill to all men, women and children."  whatsonstage.com  Click here to read the full review.

"Berwick Kaler is on best-ever form." Little Vikings.  Click here to read the full review.

"...a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season..." thepublicreviews.com  Click here to read the full review.

"...a little different to what you'd normally expect from a pantomime, without a doubt this is the best one I have ever seen."  whatsgoodtodo.co.uk  Click here to read the full review.