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Mother Goose Tickets

Duke of York's Theatre

Ian McKellen and John Bishop star in this hilarious, panto that’ll have you honking with laughter. Best for age 3+.

Ian McKellen’s honkingly good panto

What’s good for the goose is good for the West End! Ian McKellen is giving his best panto dame turn in the hilarious Mother Goose at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Mother Goose and her husband Vic run an Animal Sanctuary for waifs and strays, and live a simple but good life in an abandoned Debenhams. Their charitable nature is soon tested, though, when a magical goose turns up… will their heads be turned by the allure of fame and fortune?

Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen stars as Mother Goose, opposite John Bishop as Vic.

This brand-new Mother Goose panto is the ultimate Christmas treat for the whole family, full of fun, farce and physical comedy that will surprise and delight. It’s cooked up by the genius minds of Jonathan Harvey and Cal McCrystal, who bring tap-dancing puppets, fairies with surprisingly strong vocals, and more mayhem than you can shake a stick at.

Take a gander at Mother Goose tickets this year… this starry team are in London for just six weeks, and will have you quacking up in your seats!

Sorry this show closed 29 January 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

The Lion King
Matilda the Musical
Performance dates:
15 Dec 2022 - 29 Jan 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 3+

Mother Goose Reviews

132 Reviews
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews


What could be better in January than a star-studded, hilarious panto? It was so funny and clever, and kudos not only to the two leads, but also to the fab cast, whose acting, singing and dancing were top rate. The production, and being so close to th Read more

Performance date: 18 January 2023

Ian McKellen relishes this performance and looks like he's loving every second. Every innuendo and double entendre - he works so well with John Bishop & Oscar. This tour will blow the socks off anyone who sees it too.

Performance date: 04 January 2023

So much fun! Absolute legend in Sir Ian of course but John Bishop does a great job, Oscar C-M is sensational, as was Anna Casey - and special mention to the King of Gooseland, who certainly stole a big section of the show in the second half!

Performance date: 16 December 2022
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