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The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

1m, 3f, 7m or f

ISBN: 9780573064760

Combines the traditional tale of Mother Goose with spirited songs and dances (to be chosen by the director). Plenty of opportunity for audience participation, led by irascible Billy, Mother Goose's son. Fun packed action centers on the wicked squire's bailiffs and Priscilla, the Magical Goose, insta…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

Multiple sets can be as simple or extravagant as finances allow

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Combines the traditional tale of Mother Goose with spirited songs and dances (to be chosen by the director). Plenty of opportunity for audience participation, led by irascible Billy, Mother Goose's son. Fun packed action centers on the wicked squire's bailiffs and Priscilla, the Magical Goose, instantly endears herself to all. And Fairy Harmony succeeds in helping good overcome evil and happiness prevails once more.

"Mother Goose is a true, traditional panto and is good entertainment fo all the family" - Herald Expess

First productions in 1986

To date nearly 400 productions worldwide

Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f, 7m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Mother Goose preferably played by a man - not a female impersonator

Colin preferably played by a woman (Principal boy character)

Chorus of villagers, schoolchildren, fairies etc, - any number, age or gender.

FAIRY QUEEN (F)

HARMONY (F)

DISCORD (F or M)

CLARENCE (M)

JILL (F)

COLIN (F or M)

BILLY (M or F)

SAGE & ONIONS (M or F)

MOTHER GOOSE (M or F)

PRISCILLA, the magic goose (F or M)

Author
Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operettas, Musical Comedies, Oratorios, Plays and Pantomimes. A keen amateur actor and ... view full profile

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