Smash-hit production of Mother Goose to play at Curve in March 2023

Fri 30 Dec 2022

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions are thrilled to announce the smash-hit production Mother Goose starring Ian McKellen as Mother Goose and John Bishop as Vic Goose, will come to Leicester’s Curve theatre from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 March 2023.

Mother Goose also stars Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla The Goose, Oscar Conlon-Morrey as Jack, Simbi Akande as Jill, Sharon Ballard as Good Fairy Encanta and Karen Mavundukure as Evil Fairy Malignia. The cast is completed by Mairi Barclay, Adam Brown, Gabriel Fleary, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil, Richard Leeming, Genevieve Nicole and Laura Tyrer.

It is written by Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Gimme Gimme Gimme) 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. Casting is by Anne Vosser and the Production Manager is Ben Arkell.

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.

Mother Goose is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hunter Arnold, Wessex Grove, Richard Winkler & Dawn Smalberg, Caiola Productions and George Waud for Groove International.

Mother Goose comes to Curve Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 March 2023. Tickets will be on sale to Curve Friends Tuesday 3 January, Curve Supporters Wednesday 4 January, Curve Members, Groups and Access Register customers Thursday 5 January, and on general sale Tuesday 10 January, all at 12pm. Tickets can be purchased online at, over the phone by calling 0116 242 3595, or in-person at Curve’s Box Office.