Mother Goose


Thu 30 November 2023 - Sun 7 January 2024
Tickets £19-£49 *

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Get ready for the Mother Of All Pantos to fly into Cambridge as the Arts Theatre proudly presents MOTHER GOOSE.

Starring Cambridge’s #1 pantomime dame Matt Crosby (Dick Whittington, Aladdin, ITV’S Nolly) returns to the Arts Theatre as Gertie Goose. Further casting to be announced!

Gertie Goose lives a simple life in her little Cambridge cottage with family and best friend Priscilla… who just happens to be a talking Goose! A cook in the kitchens of Eiderdowning College, Mother Goose longs to open her own bakery… but with the lovesick Squire Purchase raising rents and a cost-of-living crisis looming, money is tight and her dreams remain unfulfilled. 

Caught between the forces of good and evil, Mother Goose is headed for an eggs-istential crisis of epic proportions! Will beauty, fame and fortune change her? You’ll have to book to find out!

Full of cracking jokes, songs, magic and a few surprises, the traditional rags-to-riches pantomime story is given a fun, modern, Cambridge twist by the same creative team that brought you last year’s ★★★★★ production of Dick Whittington

Eggs-pect the uneggs-pected with this must-see family pantomime for all ages!


[Photography from Dick Whittington and his Cat 2022 © Richard Hubert Smith]

Running Time


Age Guidance

Suitable for ages 1-101!

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Sunday 3 December, 1:00pm
Captioned performance: Friday 8 December, 6:00pm
Relaxed Performances performance: Saturday 9 December, 10:00am
Relaxed Performances performance: Wednesday 20 December, 2:00pm
Audio Described performance: Saturday 6 January, 5:00pm

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Matt Crosby wearing a blue shirt
Matt Crosby (Gertie Goose)
Michael Gattrell (Director)
Al Lockhart-Morley (Writer)


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[Trailer from Dick Whittington and his Cat 2022]

  • 'The heartwarming escapism you need in your life'

    CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT [Dick Whittington 2022]
  • 'Fresh and vibrant... Slick, fast, funny and colourful'

    CAMBSNEWS [Dick Whittington 2022]
  • 'Full of energy, full of colour and sparkle'

    CAMBRIDGE 105 [Dick Whittington 2022]