Pantomimes 2012: Mother Goose in Watford, Hertfordshire

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

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MOTHER Goose is this year's pantomime at the Watford Palace Theatre.

At the end of a ‘Great British’ year, the Palace Theatre, originally built as a Music Hall in 1908, will celebrate one of the nation’s favourite entertainment traditions – in its new production of Mother Goose.

Set in Watfordia, complete with its very own Watfordia Palace Goosic Hall Theatre, Mother Goose features a cast of talented theatre actors, a live onstage band, and a ballet-dancing Goose, bringing this classic pantomime to life in Vaudeville style, with a contemporary twist.

Written by Andrew Pollard, the production is directed by the theatre’s artistic director, Brigid Larmour, and welcomes back local star Terence Frisch in the part of Mother Goose.

Mother Goose and Priscilla the Goose are inseparable. But will Mother Goose ever learn the timely lesson that there’s more to happiness than riches, celebrity and beauty? And more to her friend Priscilla than her ability to lay golden eggs?

Alongside Terence Frisch, who starred in Jack and the Beanstalk last year, the venue also welcomes back Donovan Blackwood, who appeared in Aladdin in 2010 and Cinderella the year before, and Sheena Patel, who featured in Britain’s Got Bhangra.

The cast also includes Philip Cox, Amy Drew, Jill McAusland and Robert Rees, recently nominated for a Broadway World UK Award for Ladies in Lavender.

Sponsored by The Harlequin Watford and Imagine Group Estate Agents, the panto opens on Friday, December 7 and runs until Saturday, December 29.

Tickets cost from £12 to £20.

Call the Palace Theatre box ofice on 01923 225671 for details of performances or visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

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