Play to the Crowd’s 2024/25 family pantomime!

March 12, 2024

Play to the Crowd is pleased to announce that this year’s traditional family pantomime at Theatre Royal Winchester will be Mother Goose. Mother Goose will run from Saturday 30 November 2024 to Sunday 05 January 2025 – with tickets now on sale!

The traditional story of Mother Goose tells of a lady who is about to be thrown off her land when she cannot pay her rent – until good fortune sees her making a friend, a goose, who can lay her golden eggs, making her rich. However, she is tempted to swap her goose for youth and beauty – a mistake she soon comes to realise and then she must fight to get back her friend, the goose, to truly live happily ever after.

This will be the first time that Mother Goose has been performed at Theatre Royal Winchester. The pantomime will be written by James Barry and Robin Belfield with music by Simon Slater and directed by Robin Belfield.

The show will be very traditional, packed full of corny jokes, original songs, live music and audience participation and is suitable for families.

Cast announcements to follow, with support cast auditions and rehearsals later this year.

The pantomime is supported by regional law firm, Paris Smith.

There are a number of accessible performances available – relaxed, audio-described and BSL-interpreted – as well as a touch tour.

Audiences are encouraged to book early to secure the best priced tickets (from £11) – with discounts for Members and school and group bookings. Last year’s pantomime, Cinderella, was their most successful pantomime to date so tickets are expected to fly!

Mother Goose will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Saturday 30 November 2024 to Sunday 05 January 2025. Find out more, including performance dates and times, and book tickets, at or call 01962 840 440.

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