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Mother Goose

Donald Gordon Theatre

28 March – 1 April 2023




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Mother Goose

28 March – 1 April 2023

Donald Gordon Theatre

We regret to announce that John Bishop is unable to appear in this week's run of Mother Goose. Mr Bishop has taken compassionate leave from the show. Gabriel Fleary, the Holby City and RSC actor and Mr Bishop’s standby will play the role of Vic Goose alongside Ian McKellen as Mother Goose. Ticket holders have been contacted by email.

Ian McKellen and John Bishop are coming to Wales Millennium Centre – with a hilarious comedy for all ages that critics have described as “a total hoot” (★★★★★, Broadway World), “a solid gold hit” (★★★★★, The Stage) and absolutely “glorious” (★★★★★, Daily Telegraph).

This is rated out of 5 stars

"Ian McKellen lets his hair down and has a ball. Glorious"


"John Bishop is radiant. Effortlessly funny"


"Pantomime perfection"

Daily Telegraph

Mother Goose is a live entertainment spectacle not to be missed – full of fun, musical comedy, star power and surprises that will make you honk out loud. This cheeky fairytale is exactly “the kind of knockabout entertainment that we all need” (The Times) and “infectious fun” (Time Out) from start to finish.

So scramble for tickets to see two legends of acting & comedy “work beautifully as if they have been a double act for years” (London Theatre 1), and get ready for fairies with hefty vocal chords, puppets with tap dance qualifications and impeckably constructed mayhem that will quack up those aged between 3 to 103! Don’t be a goose – book your tickets now.

This is rated out of 5 stars

"Infectious fun"

Time Out
This is rated out of 5 stars

"The kind of knockabout entertainment that we need"

The Times
This is rated out of 5 stars
EVENING STANDARD, The Daily Mail, WhatsOnStage

Age guidance: 4+ (no under 2s)

Start time:
Tue – Thu 7.30pm
Thu 2.30pm
Fri 5pm
Sat 1.30pm + 6.30pm

British Sign Language (BSL) performance: 30th March, 7.30pm. THEATRESIGN Education, Access & Mentoring Ltd provide our BSL services - the interpreter for this performance will be Taz Hockaday.

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.


£10 off on opening night (top 2 prices), limited availability. Become a member.


Groups 10+ from £5 off, Tue – Thu, top 2 prices. Organise a group visit.

UNDER 16S offer

25% off top 2 prices Tue – Thu. Max 3 discounted seats per booking. Please note that all under 16s must be seated with an adult aged 18 or above.


£5 off, Tue – Thu, top 2 prices.

All offers subject to selected seats, allocations and availability.

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats. Ticket prices may be adjusted and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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