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Mother Goose's Golden Christmas - Full Length Play, Comedy

Mother Goose's Golden Christmas

David Wood

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573065040

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Wood
Comedy, adventure and lively original songs combine to make this wonderful stage adaptation of classic fairytales a delight for young audiences.…

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Full Length Play


Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday


Play w/ Music

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This musical play bears little resemblance to the traditional tale of Mother Goose. It takes its inspiration from the books of nursery rhymes under the umbrella title “Mother Goose”, published over the last two centuries.

The setting is in fact a giant book, in which Mother Goose lives with her famous five ‘Little’ nursery rhyme characters.

The play opens with them preparing a surprise Christmas tree for her. It seems they are tired of always being called ‘Little’ and doing the same things (losing sheep, putting the kettle on etc.), so Mother Goose incorporates them the Big Bad Wolf, the Bigger Badder Wolf, a Giant, and Miss Muffet’s Spider.

The main action centres on the capture and rescue of the Goose with the Golden Eggs. Helped to a certain extent by the permanently sleepy Fairy Lethargia, each of the ‘Little’ characters has his or her ‘big moment’ during the quest, and when it is all over they return home to the Book for a grand
Christmas party.


“I cannot recommend this pantomime highly enough…an enchanting blend of mirth and music that captivates the hearts of Mums, Dads and kids.” - Romford Observer

“The perfect family Christmas entertainment with all the traditions of panto. And yet it has a really strong storyline which at the same time includes a host of fairytale characters…some marvellously inventive twists.” - Thurrock Gazette

First produced in 1977 at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and revived there in 1983. Other productions include Manchester Library Theatre Company, the Arts Theatre, Belfast, Mountview Theatre School and many amateur companies.


6m, 6f


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David Wood

David Wood

David Wood has been called "the national children’s dramatist" (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old Mother Hubbard and The Ideal Gnome Expedition. Among his adaptations are eight Roald Dahl stories (The BFG, The Twits, The ... view full profile

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