by Daniel Bell published November 2010
Suitable for All Groups
This pantomime follows the traditional Mother Goose story. It has a contemporary, modern edge while still retaining the original plot and characters with a few extra pieces of slapstick and ideas. Outstanding is the Rocking Food To Go Van.
Mother Goose is poor and ugly, and wishes to become rich and beautiful. The nasty Squire Moneybags is after her to pay the rent, along with his two batty bailiffs Ben and Jerry. Fairy Snowdrop fulfils her first wish by giving her Priscilla, the Magic Goose which lays golden eggs. The Demon of Discontent fulfils the second, by offering her beauty in return for her soul and the Magic Goose. The situation is resolved in true panto style with the help of her two sons Tom and Billy, and Toms sweetheart Mary.
Players: 3 male 2 female 6 male or female
Cast: Mother Goose, Dame, Tom, her son, Silly Billy, her other son, Squire Moneybags, Mary, his niece, Lana the Lamb, Ben and Jerry, his batty bailiffs, Fairy Snowdrop, The Demon Discontent, Priscilla, the Magic Goose, The King or Queen of Goose Land.
Sets: Mother Gooses cottage, the village, Goose Land, the Palace of Golden Eggs, the Land of Discontent, the Glistening Lake
Running Time: Two hours
Notes: Can be as simple or elaborate as the company chooses
Download Sample Script: Mother Goose