Pantomime:Mother Goose - A Christmas Panto at Princess Theatre

Pantomime, Sat 19 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021

Fun for all the family

Fun for all the family

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13 The Green,
PE36 5AH

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Sat 19 Dec - Fri 1 Jan Mother Goose - A Christmas Panto


The Princess Theatre are thrilled to continue with the family Christmas tradition of Pantomime in 2020 in a social distanced way in partnership with Tom Rolfe Productions. They present you a five-person cast of ‘Mother Goose’. The show lasts approximately 90 minutes (with no interval) over a two-week period.

The story of Mother Goose is possibly the oldest story to be turned into a pantomime. The Pantomime is about Mother Goose herself - not the Goose, who is usually called “Priscilla”, but the part played by the pantomime Dame who is called “Mother Goose.”

Mother Goose is a mysterious character- an old crone, almost like a kindly witch, a poor woman who befriends a magical goose that provides her with Golden Eggs. She is rich, but there is something she wants more than money- she wants to be young and beautiful.

The story tells of how Mother Goose is about to be thrown off her land because she cannot pay the Squire and his Bailiffs the rent. Along comes Priscilla the goose. Mother Goose loves her as a friend and doesn’t know the good fairy has sent her to help Mother Goose. Priscilla lays golden eggs, and Mother Goose is rich. Along comes the Demon King. He has a bet with the fairy. He claims there is no-one on earth who is happy with what they have got- no one is content. They want more. The fairy disagrees and uses Mother Goose as an example of goodness.

The Demon King tempts Mother Goose with the one thing she doesn’t have - youth and beauty. He persuades her to give him Priscilla in exchange for a visit to the “Pool of Beauty”. She gives him Priscilla, and enters the pool, emerging as (she thinks) a beautiful woman.

All her friends don’t like her now - they want the old Mother Goose back. Too late she realises that beauty is NOT everything, and that she must get Priscilla back. After a lot of trouble by going to “Goose Court” in Gooseland to plead for Priscilla, she gets her back, and all ends happily ever after.

We are delighted to be welcoming back Mervyn Francis as Mother Goose, our resident dame for the last few years and this is his favourite pantomime. You are in for a real treat. Hannah Kiss who played Alice Fitzwarren in last year’s Dick Whittington, Tom Sheils who played Dick Whittington, and Lynn and Lee Caroll (Sweet & Simple) who were also with us last year as Captain and Mate in Dick Whittington.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021
Check website for starting times, including morning, afternoon and evening shows.


Ticket Prices - Adults £15.00, Children £12.50, Concessions £12.50, Family of 3 £40.00, Family of 4 £50.00.

You will not be able to book more than 6 seats per booking to adhere to all social distancing rules. Please contact the box office if your household consists of more than 6 people.


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Map reference: TF 673409  Lat: 52.93941 Long: 0.48835

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Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 16 miles from King's Lynn station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 6
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair