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Excerpts from 'Mother Goose'


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presented by Tom Arnold
(for Julian Wylie Productions, Ltd.)
Relayed from
The Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Book by J. Hickory Wood and Dan Leno, Jnr.
Music composed, selected and arranged by James W. Tate and E. W. Eyre
Ballets, Musical Number and Ensembles staged by John Roker
J. W. Jackson's Sixteen English Dancers
Twenty-Four Eileen Rogan Children
Chorus and Ballet
Produced by Tom Arnold
The Mother Goose pantomime which Tom Arnold is presenting this year at the Empire, Liverpool, is a thing of laughter, beauty, and imagination. As the nursery rhyme has it, Old Mother
Goose, when she wanted to wander, would ride through the air on a very fine gander.' And in this pantomime she is seen doing it.
Children love to laugh at the rise to wealth of Mother Goose because of the golden eggs laid by Priscilla and follow with breathless interest her quest for beauty.
George Lacy is one of the finest dames of modern times and a great artist. His change of appearance from his comedy make-up of the early scenes to the beauty that invests Mother Goose after she has bathed in the Magic Pool is as wonderful as the pathos of his acting when beauty leaves her.
George Formby, brilliant son of a brilliant father, needs no introduction to Liverpool audiences. Like his father, he is Lancashire's own comedian.
Anne Ziegler is Liverpool born and bred, and sang in concerts there under her own name of Irene Eastwood. She decided that musically her own name would not get her anywhere; changed it to Anne Ziegler, and won fame on the air. She is slim, blonde, and beautiful.
Last, but not least, of a brilliant cast is George Queen, who plays the goose Priscilla with an amazing fidelity to life.


Presented/ produced by: Tom Arnold
Book by: J. Hickory Wood
Book by: Dan Leno
Music composed, selected and arranged by : James W. Tate
Music composed, selected and arranged by: E. W. Eyre
Ballets,: Musical Number and Ensembles staged by John Roker
Mother Goose: George Lacy
Jack (her son): George Formby
Jill (her daughter): Molly Fisher
Maisie (her maid): Beryl
Squire Longacres (her Landlord): Bert Watts
Viscount Discount (one of her suitors): Alec Harland
Robbie (Jill's Lover): Anne Ziegler
The Golden Goose: George Queen
The Donkey: Bert Martell
Fairy Heartsease: Mabel Couper
Demon Discordo: Terry Conlin
The Duchess: Mabel Evelyn
Principal dancer: Babs Wilson-Hill

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