Mother Goose
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Mother Goose

Fri 8 - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Location: Derby Arena

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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Relaxed Performance
Audio Described Performance
BSL Signed Performance
Captioned Performance

About the event

Derby's annual pantomime spectacular with Coronation Street’s TODD BOYCE as Demon Vanity alongside Derby’s very own award-winning Dame MORGAN BRIND.

Mother Goose has a loving family who drive her quackers, a bird sanctuary for peaky poultry in the village of Squalkstone and even a magical goose that lays golden eggs. She has everything anyone could possibly wish for, except the one thing she really wants, to be beautiful.

When she makes a deal with Demon Vanity a little fowl play means she gets a lot more than she bargained for. 

With s-peck-tacular sets, breath-taking special effects, egg-squisite costumes and mountains of mayhem, the award-winning team behind previous smash-hit Derby Arena pantomimes are hatching a plan to make this the perfect Christmas egg-stravaganza.

Join us for this egg-stra special show packed full of hilarious yokes!

It’s going to be cracking!

Kristian Cunningham, Nicola Martinus-Smith and Roddy Peters make welcome returns in an action-packed adventure guaranteed to have the whole family honking with laughter.

Prices & Offers

£30 - £19

Concessions: £28 - £10

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Reviews for Mother Goose 2023 

"...Mother Goose is great fun, well written, well performed by a cast who know exactly what they are doing.” Kev Castle theatre reviews 

“...This is an enjoyable family pantomime with a talented cast, fabulous set and costumes and a wonderful selection of songs. ⭐⭐⭐⭐” West End Best Friend 

“...The funniest and most entertaining we have seen… A must see this festive season.” Boom Magazine

“...An unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages… 5 out of 5, and a must watch for the whole family. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” What’s Good To Do

“...An absolute masterclass in Panto, offering a dazzling Christmas outing for all. Mother Goose is a must-visit this December and the perfect pantomime. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” Beyond the curtain

"...Mother Goose is a triumph - the jokes kept rolling for all ages & no bad seat for eyeline. A pantomime triumph for all, you're in for a treat." Amber Sound FM  

“...It was wonderful fun… All the best bits of a traditional pantomime in a fresh, contemporary and visually spectacular format.” Lovely Local Indie

“...An onslaught of witty, relevant and personalised humour that was hilarious enough to pop a lung after each scene. I cannot recommend this year's Derby pantomime enough… a high-quality show from start to finish.” Derby Telegraph 

“...Little Wolf has egg-celled itself with this show. Even if you don’t honk with laughter or get goosebumps, it’s a cracking tale that’s worth a gander.” British Theatre Guide 

"... really does have everything for the whole family to enjoy… A must have family treat for this festive season." Lots for Tots 

“...a vibrant and enjoyable show for all ages... Brind’s writing ability is stellar, offering so many dynamics to elevate that “pantomime experience”... Derby Arena’s pantomime is Egg-ceptional, grab your ticket for a memorable night with your family this festive season.” Theatre and Tonic

Reviews for Aladdin 2022

“Aladdin will no doubt enhance Little Wolf's reputation as one of this country's top panto producers” British Theatre Guide

 “A DAZZLING SPECTACLE of colour & glitter” Derby Days Out

“It was INCREDIBLE, A GREAT SHOW” Derby Telegraph

“ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS, we've ever seen” Boom Magazine Belper Facebook


Reviews for Sleeping Beauty 2021

“…Sleeping Beauty is an impressive pageant from start to finish.” “…everything you expect from a panto: songs, slapstick and spectacle.” “… of the best dames in the business.” British Theatre guide

“….a fantastic magical show,” “We highly recommend Sleeping Beauty as the perfect panto for all the family!” Derby Days Out

“…Lots for Tots Ten from us, for this glitteringly fabulous night out for all the family.” “Sleeping Beauty doesn’t disappoint with all the thigh slapping, boo-hissing, pun groaning, costume changing, high-kicking, side-splitting fun we’ve come to expect from our Derby panto.” Lots for Tots

"…..we were spellbound by the cast on stage.” “….many laugh out loud moments.” “….it most certainly had everything we expected to see on stage during a panto and so much more.” “We thoroughly enjoyed the show, the venue was great and plenty of parking available too.” What's good to do

“… of the best pantomimes I have seen in many a year.” “The cast is superb with excellent acting, singing and dancing…” Theatre online

“…..the kids were wide-mouthed throughout!” “….the kids were completely mesmerised.” “…the set and costumes were breathtaking…” Boom Magazine

Reviews for Peter Pan 2019

“Go and see this pantomime, if you can: it’s an awfully big adventure and a festive treat that you won’t beat this Christmas.” Derby Telegraph

“Peter Pan is a panto that soars above the rest and has the arena buzzing with excitement from start to finish.” Derbyshire Times

“…..a magical night out with your family….” Artsbeat

★★★★1/2 “….it was brilliant, the smiles on my children’s faces … made it worth every penny.”

"In the role of Hilda, Brind has surely earned his place in the Great Hall of Dame" British Theatre Guide

"Entertaining and warm … There’s slapstick and exuberant choreography" The Stage

“… excellent family show that is suitable for young and old.” Theatre Online Facebook

“….a fabulous family night out.” Derby Days Out

“…..absolutely captivating for the little ones with glittering stage sets, special effects, fabulous costumes, marvellous singing and wonderful dancing!” Lots for Tots Derby

“A really good amusing family show that got us feeling Christmassy.” Boom Magazine Belper Facebook

“Another amazing performance …." Raring2go Burton upon Trent and Ashby de la Zouch

“….. jokes to suit all ages and a lovely feel-good feeling as we left the Arena.” Nailed Community – Belper Independent News