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mother goose MOTHER GOOSE may well have been based on an 8th Century noblewoman Bertrada II, mother of Charlemagne. By the mid-17th Century a mythical Mother Goose was widely acknowledged by French peasants and nobility alike as a fairy godmother who told charming tales to children. The first collection to bear the name "Mother Goose" was produced in French in 1697, in English in 1729.
GAVYN LUGSDEN has been in his time a children’s entertainer, a Butlin’s Redcoat, church organist and contestant on Golden Balls. He’s had 23 years in youth drama; he is now the Principal and Head of Drama at the Curtain Call Youth Theatre in Leighton Buzzard. His motto is: “if it isn’t fun then don’t do it”

 

willy Wizard and Wee wizzy

fairy Nuff and Fairy Cake   ake
mother goose opening song
mother goose firing worms
scottish dancing donald where's your trousers
Bruce Goose
Big mac
sweet dance
dame in bingo dress
jill eric dame
eric with wizards
eric drinking the evil drinkrink
Coombe and widdy with evil eric as gardeners
anne widdy coombe talk to evil eric
coombe
widdy
anne
dame in bingo dress
dame in lime green dress
Goose laying an egg
Pricilla outside the cottage looking sad
Priscilla goose lays the golden egg
Everyone is amazed at the golden egg
opening dance for act 2
evil eric being thrown out by the dame
the bailifs with the big bum and the dog
Ann widdy coombe and evil eric all stuck to the goose
dame wants to be younger
everyone stuck in the wizards cage
the young dame
young dame in union jack dress
the wizzards have been caught

Mother Goose

by Gavyn Lugsden

Cast

Willy Wizard................................................ Mike Dixon
Fairy Nuff .................................................... Jacky Sutton
Wee Wizzy ................................................. Will Jones
Fairy Cake .................................................. Lucy Miller -Trotter
Bruce Goose .............................................. Antonia Hoskins
Mary ............................................................. Juliette Lance
Big Mac ....................................................... Emily Williams
Mother Goose ............................................ Richard Brearley
Eric .............................................................. John Sellers
Jill ................................................................. Milly Davies
Coombe ....................................................... Marion Jones
Widdy ........................................................... Marcia Giacomini
Anne ............................................................. Meg Dixon
Pricilla .......................................................... Georgina Lance
Villagers ...................................................... Bella Sutton, Heidi Jones, Georgina Lance, Connor Davies, Hugh Williams, Linda Williams, Geordia Hodgkinson

Production Team

Set Design ................................................................ Meg Dixon
Set ............................................................................. John Lilley, Roger Cashmore, Jacky Sutton, John Sellers
Stage Manager .................................................. Barry Jones
Stage Crew ......................................................... Bryan Fryer, Roger Cashmore
Musical Director ................................................ Diana Webber
Lights / Sound..................................................... Gary Brown
Props .................................................................... Ruth Potts
Choreography / Video sequence.................... Marcia Giacomini
Make up .............................................................. Jan Gurney
Costumes............................................................ Linda Williams, Geordia Hodgkinson, Elizabeth Swales, Beth Bryson
Design ....................................................................... Meg Dixon
Programme ............................................................. Paddy Conway
Front of house ............................ Members and friends of Warkworth Drama Group
Assistant Director ................................................. Mike Dixon
Director .................................................................... Meg Dixon

We were pleased to WELCOME those on the Warkworth Stage, or helping backstage, for the first time: Sue Catch, Marion Jones, Barry Jones, Georgina Lance, Juliette Lance, Jackie Sutton, Bella Sutton, Elizabeth Swales, Hugh Williams, Linda Williams, Roger Cashmore.

If you like acting, back-stage work, or just having fun then come along and join us, all are welcome.

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These pictures were taken by some members of the:

Amble Photographic Group

Thanks goes to:- Carol and Paul.

mother goose picture

the goose presenting the cheque

MOTHER GOOSE AIDS YOUTH PROJECT

Mother Goose has laid a cash filled egg for youngsters in Amble. A raffle during the recent run of Warkworth Drama Group’s version of the panto favourite raised £323.60 for the Amble Youth Project.

Drama Group chairman Mike Dixon said: “Each year the group donates raffle proceeds to local causes. The youth project does excellent work on behalf of teenagers in Amble and it was agreed that it should be this year’s recipient.”

A registered charity, Amble Youth Project started as a multi agency crime prevention initiative in 1996. Operating from Dilston Terrace in Amble, the Project recognises that youngsters need to feel safe, valued, and cared for, and acknowledges that each young person is a unique individual worthy of being treated with respect.

The multi-award winning initiative provides young people with an informal meeting place where they take part in constructive, organised activities with the support of experienced and qualified staff. It provides health advice, job search support, and a range of activities including football coaching and, most recently, a Jamie Oliver cooking course at Alnwick Gardens.

Amble Youth Project has been recognised to have had a significant impact in helping youngsters into employment and reducing teenage pregnancy levels.

Said Project chair, Jeff Watson, “We are absolutely delighted that the drama group has nominated our project as beneficiary of the panto raffle. Funding is always a challenge and more so now since grants available from local councils are much reduced. The cash will help us continue our work with the hundreds of local youngsters who use our services.”