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Mammy Goose!

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mammy Goose always thought she was going to be somebody, though life hasn’t quite worked out like that.  Her dreams of glittering Holyrood parties hob-knobbing with the Scottish elite like The Krankies and Sean Batty have gone down the pan.  The frying pan. Her life is less Debbie McGhee more McGhee's the Bakers.  She’s working her fingers to the bone in that wee cafe of hers with her only friend in the world is Lucy - a talking Goose (and you can imagine the stares in street walking arm-in-arm with a 6ft goose).   Read more …

And as for her son Jack, well his heid is in the clouds right now.  You see he’s in love, and considering leaving the family business.  

Mammy Goose’s life is a mess, until a mysterious stranger makes her an offer - the chance to be young again.  The chance to start over.  And all she has to do is trade in her pet goose…. 

Will Mammy Goose choose eternal youth over friendship and love (seems to have worked out okay for Kim Kardashian, hasn’t it)?  Will Jack and his new pal Will dare to climb that hill together and see what’s up there? Will Lucy the Goosey taste better with BBQ or plum sauce?  

There’s only one way to find out in this year's rip-rollicking panto Mammy Goose.

The critical consensus

Once again, Johnny McKnight has written a fresh and unique pantomime with a great big heart that'll bring joy to all ages.

*****Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 01/12/2018

Johnny McKnight’s deliriously silly and subversive panto.

Andrew Edwards, Exeunt, 03/12/2018

As Tron romps go, Mammy Goose remains merry as ever, thanks not least to some exceptionally glamorous designs by Kenny Miller.

***(*)(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 04/12/2018

The company may be comparatively small (five named parts and a supporting ensemble of two) but the level of energy and colour on display here is more than sufficient to power a dozen festive shows.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 04/12/2018

Mammy Goose is an unabashed joy from start to finish.

****(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 06/12/2018

Everything is held together by the performances, which proves enough.

***(*)(*)Michael Cox, Across the Arts

If the show (which boasts appropriately garish design by Kenny Miller) has a difficulty it is that, as so often with the Tron’s pastiche pantos, its uproarious humour holds more for adults than it does for children.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 20/12/2018

Features about Mammy Goose!

Mammy Goose continues the Tron's tradition of savvy, subversive and witty yuletide shows.

Gareth K Vile, The List, 15/11/2018

Where and when?

Tron Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday November 27, 2018, until Sunday January 6, 2019. More info:

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