Mother Goose in the Woods - Review

Mother Goose in the Woods - Review

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Posted 2016-01-08 by Jody Kimberfollow

Mon 14 Dec 2015 - Wed 23 Dec 2015



For Christmas, King Street Theatre's Emu Production has created a very special Australian Pantomime for children, their parents and all who are young at heart.

The production blends the classic tales of Mother Goose with Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. This electric narrative takes the audience through these fairytale lands and offers audience interaction at its best.



Mother Goose leads the audience with Red Riding Hood, the Wolf and Grandma. Hansel and Gretel along with the interactive ending for the witch. Then Jack, Mother Goose and the Giant lead a debate as to Jack's right to take the golden eggs. All through this, Mother Goose and the cast add a bit of Christmas cheer in a very Australian way, making the fairytales more fun than ever I remember.

During the production, the many young children rose from their seats to exclaim vocally the disbelief, dismay and warning to Red Riding Hood that it was the wolf not her Grandmother reaching out. It was an image of childhood innocence that all of us find slightly awe inspiring in its simplicity. The ability to create such moments for children is the magic of Pantomime.



Now, blend in a narrator, a little bit of Aussie Christmas joy, great and not so great singing, an excellent musical score and you have magic woven in front of your eyes that can only be a truly Australian production.

More fun is to be had this January with Jungle Book - The Musical commencing on the 11th January through to the 30th.

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!date 14/12/2015 -- 23/12/2015
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