This year’s pantomime by the Tipperary Pantomime Society, Mother Goose. is one of the oldest stories to be turned into a pantomime, a story about good, evil and greed and how Mother Goose is about to be thrown off her land because she cannot pay the rent.
Not only is Mother Goose so poor she cannot pay her rent, she is also unhappy with her appearance and dreams of a different life – to be beautiful and wealthy.
The pantomime opens at the fairy court where the Fairy Queen decides on which persons of the human race are deserving of help.
The Good Fairy intervenes, and believing Mother Goose is of good character and deserving of help sends her Priscilla the Golden Egg laying Goose, so at least making Mother Goose wealthy.
Still not satisfied Mother Goose is easily tricked into giving away Priscilla in exchange for the promise of eternal beauty. Mother Goose exchanges Priscilla for beauty, and in so doing loses her identity, family and friends who fail to recognise, or have anything to do with the new Mother Goose. Eventually Mother Goose realises that beauty and wealth cannot bring happiness and longs to be her old self again.
While Mother Goose aspires to riches and beauty there are others such as ‘Null’ and ‘Void’ and ‘Horatio Graball’ who are involved in their own mischief making, which leads to daft and hysterical interactions, and frantic chases through colourful scenery.
Mother Goose is the archetypal pantomime with the triumph of good over evil, and reinforcing the true elements of happiness.
Tipperary Pantomime once again brings you a traditional pantomime with all the characters and scenes to make it genuinely entertaining for all the family.
There is always great pleasure in watching the villains get their comeuppance while the many children taking part enthusiastically dance and sing from one scene to the next, and evidently enjoying the outcome as much as the audience.
The Tipperary Pantomime Society invites you to join with them again in celebrating and welcoming a new year, to cast aside your worries, sit back, relax, and enjoy the timeless characters of fairyland introduced to us in our childhood.
It is the wish of all in the Tipperary Pantomime Society that the fun and warmth of this show will stay with you through 2013.
The Tipperary Pantomime Society takes to the stage again from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th in the Marian Hall Tipperary.
Booking is now open at Arra Images, Main St, Tipperary.
Telephone 087 7077484