Sunday, 13 January 2008

Mother Goose

We went to see Mother Goose pantomime on Saturday Afternoon! This company, I think the name is Merlin's Theatre Company, has only 2 actors and some puppets. We had been to see The Elves and the Shoemaker a few months before Christmas and Aimee loved it. It's amazing how 2 people can entertain a whole theatre full of children!!!

I manged to get a photo of Aimee and Mother Goose, her son Jack and Priscilla the Goose who laid the Golden Egg!

The puppets were a frog called Freddie, a fox called Foxy and a badger! The lady actress was Jack, and Fairy Crystal! She had 3 costume changes poor Jack, Fairy Crystal and rich Jack! The man actor was Mother Goose and Baron Badman he had 3 costume changes as well. The interaction between them and the children was fantastic. In some parts the children were too quick for the actors so they had to ad-lib a lot. Aimee's favourite was Jack, because he was very naughty and kept trying to get of work, saying silly things, making fun of Mother Goose and sticking out his tongue.

When they put on their next show, we will be there too at only £2.00 per ticket, what a fun way to spend an hour!