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Mother Goose
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15 Dec 2022 - 29 Jan 2023
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Suitable for 4+

Why Watch Mother Goose?

  • Mother Goose is a must-see panto starring John Bishop and Ian McKellen that's filled with hilarity, fun, and excellent surprises.
  • Mother Goose and her husband Vic blissfully live in an Animal Sanctuary, but they soon realize that not everything is as perfect as it seems.
  • When a magical goose shows up near their home, they are put to a test. To watch what happens next, book your Mother Goose West End tickets now!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


This delightful panto, Mother Goose, starring actors Sir Ian McKellen and John Bishop, is brought to you by writer Jonathan Harvey and director Cal McCrystal. This show is set and costume designed by Liz Ascroft, choreography by Lizzi Gee, sound design by Ben Harrison, puppet design by Christopher Barlow Puppets and Creatures, and casting direction by Anne Vosser. Witness the age-old tale of the goose laying golden eggs in this star-studded rendition filled with a whole lot of twists and hilarity.

The Story

The classic story of the goose that lays golden eggs is brought to a new life as veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen and Liverpool-born ex-footballer John Bishop join forces to create magic on stage. This hilarious star-studded panto will have you laughing, singing, and cheering along with the magical fairies, tap-dancing puppets, and impeccably constructed chaos.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Mother Goose are subject to change every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: John Bishop and Ian McKellen
  • Writer: Jonathan Harvey
  • Director: Cal McCrystal

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is suitable for individuals above the age of 4.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Mother Goose Tickets

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Booking Period: Bookings open till 29 Jan 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Mother Goose voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Duke of York's Theatre

The Duke of York's Theatre is a longstanding West End theatre situated on St. Martin's Lane in Westminster City. The stage originally opened as the 'Trafalgar Square Theatre' back in 1892, premiering with the comic opera 'The Wedding Eve'. The original name for this theatre did not last long. It was changed to 'The Trafalgar Theatre' in 1894 and then finally to the Duke of York's Theatre in 1895, which was a tribute to King George V. The world-famous architect Walter Emden designed the theatre. When it first opened, it had 900 seats across 3 levels - Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle - with several boxes on each level.

Seating Capacity: 350

Duke of York's Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

Tube: The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Line) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Lines)

Rail: Charing Cross is the closest National Rail station to the theatre. From Charing Cross, the theatre is roughly a 10-minute walk.

Bus: Bus routes 24, 29 and 176 have halts here. Bus routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 23, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 453 all pass through Trafalgar Square.

Available Facilities: Bar

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, and wheelchair spaces are available in stalls and circle.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mother Goose Tickets

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Booking Mother Goose West End tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Mother Goose?

Mother Goose opens on 15 Dec 2022 at Duke of York's Theatre, London.

What age is Mother Goose appropriate for?

Mother Goose is suitable for individuals above the age of 4.

Where is Mother Goose playing in London?

Mother Goose is playing at Duke of York's Theatre, London and opens on 15 Dec 2022.

What is Mother Goose about?

Mother Goose tells a tale as old as time, the story of the goose who lays golden eggs. This panto stars Sir Ian McKellen and John Bishop in the leading roles.

What is the dress code while attending Mother Goose?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

What are the facilities available at Duke of York's Theatre?

Duke of York's Theatre has multiple facilities including bar, cloakroom and accessible toilets available for the audiences during the Mother Goose West End.

Can I take pictures or videos of Mother Goose inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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