MOTHER GOOSE – One Act by Colin Barrow
An easy script to stage without losing any of the glitz, sparkle, and fun that a pantomime should have.
Mother Goose is about to be evicted from her home by Grumpy Drawers, when, by good fortune the goose that lays the golden eggs arrives which elevates Mother Goose to being a very wealthy woman. Grumpy and the Fairy wager that if Grumpy fails to oust Mother Goose from Happydappy, Grumpy Drawers has to leave for good instead. Mother Goose, becomes sucked into the world of regenerating her beauty. Grumpy Drawers instructs Black and Decker, the henchmen, to act as beauticians to perform the regeneration. In this quest for youth and beauty, she forgets her kindness and manners and shuns Millie the goose, before telling her to go away. And that’s what Millie does, she flies back to Gooseland, but as she does so the golden eggs return to normal. Hans, a son of Mother Goose, pledges to find Gooseland and return to Happydappy with Millie. In return he would wish for the hand in marriage of Lord Rupert’s daughter, Sophia. After all the mayhem the pantomime concludes with a happy ending. Grumpy Drawers loses the wager and is seen leaving Happydappy with a shopping trolley containing the few possessions of life.