The Goose Girl

A pantomime, by John Nicholson. Directed by Audrey Pickles
January 2007

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Synopsis

Adapted from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, this story has all the classic elements of a traditional pantomime including a beautiful Princess, handsome Prince, good Fairy Godmother, wicked Witch, and a delectable Dame. Will the Witch have her wicked way? Who gets to marry the Prince? Does the Dame bake a great cake? Join the fun and find out. You can hiss and boo the baddies, and cheer on the heroes.

A traditional style pantomime with a Dame, Comic, Principal Girl and a female Principal Boy! There is even a horse! Also appearing are several young dancers from Victoria Richards' dancing school.

The story is based on the fairy tale by Grimm where the evil witch seeks her revenge on the King of Kalabrian by forcing the Princess to become a Goose Girl. In true pantomime tradition, she is saved from this role by her fairy Godmother.

Good always triumphs over evil!

The Goose Girl is a traditional style pantomime with a Dame, Comic, Principal Girl and a female Principal Boy! There is also the customary Goodie and Baddy two Baddies in fact! There is a large chorus and even a horse! Also appearing are several young dancers from Victoria Richards dancing school. The story is based on the fairy tale by Grimm where the evil witch seeks her revenge on the King of Kalabrian by forcing the Princess to become a Goose Girl. In true pantomime tradition, she is saved from this role by her fairy Godmother. Good always triumphs over evil!

Acts and Scenes

    Act One

  • Scene 1 : The Throne Room in the Palace of Kalabrian

  • Scene 2 : A corridor in the Palace of Kalabrian

  • Scene 3 : The gardens at the Palace of Euphonia 10 years later

  • Scene 4 : The gardens several months later

  • Scene 5 : The woods of Kalabrian

  • Scene 6 : The Reception Hall of the Palace of Kalabrian


  • Interval of 15 minutes

    Act Two

  • Scene 1 : The goosefield beyond the City Gates at Kalabrian

  • Scene 2 : An ante room in the Palace of Kalabrian

  • Scene 3 : The Reception Hall of the palace of Kalabrian

  • Scene 4 : The roof

  • Scene 5 : The Throne Room in the Palace of Kalabrian

  • Scene 6 : A woodland path

Cast and Crew

King Cornelius of Kalabrian Brian Page
Prince Francesco, his son Amanda Myers
Prince Francesco, aged 12 Zara Wilkins
Queen Olivia of Euphonia June Mitchley
Princess Blanche, her daughter Felicity King
Princess Blanche, aged 10 Sidonie Lake
Zelda, Blanche's lady-in-waiting Heather Austin
Martha Muddle, King Cornelius cook Neil Border
Conrad, King Cornelius gooseherd Simon Kirk
Falada, Queen Olivias horse Elaine Eardley
Mary Wallace
Murdlemurk, a witch Anita Gilson
Herald Adrian Herbert
Elvina, a fairy godmother Marian Myers
Chorus Peter Canning
Vicki Canning
Cherie Chierchie
Stuart Colbran
Adrian Graves
Gill Lake
Maureen Hopkins*
Natalie Mundroina
Josh Osborne
Noreen O'Sullivan
Lucy King
Gerry Schuller
Sally Prince
 
Director Audrey Pickles
Director's Assistant Gill Lake
Stage Manager Jo Newman
Lighting design Currently unspecified
Sound design Rowland Myers
Continuity Sarah Daniels
Rosina Heathcote
Audrey Pickles
Pianist Gerry Prince
Percussion David Heathcote
Costume Audrey Pickles
 
Assistant Stage Manager Lesley Arnold
Drew Baker
Andrew Hindell
Graeme Lake
Sidonie Lake
Sound operation Rowland Myers
Lighting operation Leigh Eardley
Currently unspecified
Set construction Len Lake
Set decor Brian Page
Sally Prince
Mary Wallace
Lighting rigging Currently unspecified
 
Box Office Leigh Eardley
Farthings of Rottingdean
Front of House Manager Christine Cullis-Cussens
Front of House Assistant Trevor Cullis-Cussens
Publicity Neil Border
Publicity design Currently unspecified
Publicity Assistant Elaine Eardley

* denotes a debut on the Rottingdean stage


Performance Dates

Fri 19th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM
Sat 20th Jan 2007 at 2:00 PM
Sat 20th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM
Sun 21st Jan 2007 at 2:00 PM
Thu 25th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM
Fri 26th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM
Sat 27th Jan 2007 at 2:00 PM
Sat 27th Jan 2007 at 7:45 PM

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