Mother Goose (pantomime script)

An eggs-ellent traditional family panto

Mother Goose

Truly the Hamlet of dame roles! Will the poor but kind-hearted Mother Goose realise that friendship is more important than beauty in time to defeat the wicked Demon of Discontent and save her goose Priscilla?

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Within the script, you will note places where square brackets indicate the text can be updated with a local reference. The author also gives permission for the text to be updated based on contemporary events and the requirements of your production.

CHARACTERS: 15, plus chorus
4M, 4F, 7M/F

RUNNING TIME: approx. 120 minutes, minus interval



Silly BILLY, her son (M)

COLIN, her other son (M/F)

JILL, the squire’s daughter (F)

PRISCILLA the goose (M/F – skin part)

SQUIRE Tightwad (M)

The DEMON of Discontent (M/F)

GRABBEM, SMASHEM and RUN, bailiffs who work for the squire (M/F)



Fairy TREVOR (M)

Character note: the gag with Fairy Trevor is that he’s a stagehand who’s been drafted in at the last minute to fill in for Fairy Raindrop


LORD GANDER of the Goose Dimension (M/F)

Chorus parts

“RUDDY” NORA, a woman with a red face

A BUTLER, Jeeves

A 50P






Despite the gender suggestions given, it is possible to adapt parts to the cast. For example, I have staged this pantomime with the comic role of Silly Billy as a “breeches part” and a female Demon, while the role of the Fairy Queen was played by a man in the style of a drag queen.


Act One

Prologue – woodland near the village (frontcloth)

Scene 1 – the village of Windy Bottom (full stage)

Scene 2 – outside the beauty parlour (frontcloth)

Scene 3 – Mother Goose’s beauty parlour (full stage)

Scene 4 – woodland near the village (frontcloth)

Scene 5 – Mother Goose’s boudoir (full stage)

Scene 6 – outside Mother Goose’s cottage (frontcloth)

Scene 7 – Mother Goose’s cottage (full stage)

Scene 8 – Tightwad Towers (frontcloth)

Scene 9 – Mother Goose’s beauty parlour (full stage)

Scene 10 – Tightwad Towers (frontcloth)

Act Two

Scene 1 – woodland near the village (frontcloth)

Scene 2 – Mother Goose’s boudoir (full stage)

Scene 3 – spooky woods (full stage)

Scene 4 – the village of Windy Bottom (full stage)

Scene 5 – on the way to the woods (frontcloth)

Scene 6 – spooky woods (full stage)

Scene 7 – spooky woods (full stage)

Scene 8 – spooky woods (full stage)

Scene 9 – woodland near the village (frontcloth)

Finale – the village of Windy Bottom (full stage)


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