The Leamington Courier - " this production has just the right mixture of story, slapstick and spectacle to make it a hit with all the family. It is really brought to life by Jonathan Owen who bounces onto the stage as the chubbily cheeky Dame.......................................!" Holly WhitmillMother Goose - THE STAGE REVIEW
I came away from this delightful, totally smut-free, family panto with one thing fixed permanently in my mind - never say ‘stuffing’ to a goose.
All this drollery was to help Jonathan Owen’s benign Mother Goose pay her rent, something which hitherto she had treated with that marvellous insouciance endemic among pantomime dames at this time of year. The main concern of most dames is getting onstage in a succession of outrageous frocks and flirting with good-looking guys in the audience - things Owen did with the rich skills of a seasoned performer, thus raising huge belly laughs.
Elsewhere, I enjoyed the timeless rivalry between the Demon Discontent (the excellent Michael Royce) and Fairy (Katie Lavelli), although parts of the production seem a tad undernourished and, in these places, a little of Neil Bull’s frenetic, motormouth Archie, goes a long, long way.