• Mother Goose

Synopsis:
Mother Goose is desperate to recover her youthful looks and ends up parting with her beloved Priscilla the Goose, in order to achieve her selfish aims. But racked with guilt she decides to put things right and rescue Priscilla from the clutches of Demon Night and his idiot henchmen, Biff and Bash. Meanwhile Demon Night has kidnapped Jack’s girlfriend Jill and has taken her to his castle. Jack sets out to rescue her accompanied by Mother Goose and his brother Silly Billy, and in the background is Demon Night’s nemesis Fairy Day. They eventually catch up with Demon Night in the Cloud Kingdom of King and Queen Gander, where he is finally defeated. This panto includes the much-loved traditional balloon scene, but also includes a bang up-to-date hilarious spoof boxing match between Biff and Bash, which is based on a sketch from Harry Hill’s TV Burp.

Roles:
9 principals, plus several smaller speaking roles, a goose and a chorus.

Runtime:
All of our scripts have a runtime of approx 120 minutes, assuming that you use the full number of suggested musical numbers and not including any interval. But this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit.

Music:
All of our pantomimes come with a full, suggested songs and music cues and SFX list.

Style:
Traditional British pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation.










Characters
Mother Goose
Silly Billy
Jack
Jill
Sally The Goose Girl
Biff
Bash
Squire Blackheart
Demon Night
Fairy Day
King Gander
Queen Goosey-Goosey
Priscilla the Goose

Chorus/Minor roles
Trinny
Susannah
Madame Fifi
Villagers
Shop Workers
Palace servants
Spooks

Prologue


Music cue 1: Fairy Day enters (SR)

Fairy Day
Hello boys and girls. I’m Fairy Day,
Sent from Fairyland to keep evil at bay.
Demon Night is on the loose again,
And his only aim is to cause you pain.

But I am here to spoil his plans,
And by doing so, I’ll win more fans. 
I’ll beat that nasty Demon, somehow,
(looking off SL) Look out kids, here he comes now.

SFX: Pyrotechnic flash.

Demon Night enters.

Demon 
Greetings Fairy Day, you annoying little sprite
From your erstwhile nemesis, Demon Night

Fairy Day
The boys and girls don’t want your evil sort here,
But with me around, they’ll have nothing to fear.

Demon
You think me evil, but listen and pay heed,
The worst of all evils are vanity and greed.

Fairy Day
Greed and vanity are nasty indeed,
But faced with love, they cannot succeed.

Demon
I challenge you now to prove what you say, 
And if I win, you must fly away.

Fairy Day
I accept the challenge, Demon Day,
And if I win, you must go away.

Demon
Let’s enter the land of mortals and do battle there,
And I’ll kick your fairy derriere.

Fairy Day
Very well, but you must be quite dense,
For good always wins…(to audience)…well it’s just common sense.

Demon
The deal is done, now let us away,
And prepare for the battle of Night versus Day.

Both turn and exit.

Blackout - cloth/tabs out - lights up.


Scene One

Eider Town


The stage is set with stalls and bunting as for a fair, Jill and Villagers are onstage. Music cue 2: Jill & Chorus. After song ends…

Jill
I love the annual Goose Fair. Everybody is always so happy and carefree.

Villager 1
Everybody except for Squire Blackheart. He’s always miserable. 

Villagers nod in agreement. 

Villager 2
He keeps on raising our rents and evicts anyone who can’t pay.

Villager 3
(to Jill) Can’t you have a word with him, Jill?

Jill
And what makes you think he’ll listen to me?

Villager 1
Well you are his niece.

Jill
That’s true. Although I sometimes wish we weren’t related. 

Villager 2
You know what they say. ‘You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family’.

Jill
I still believe that somewhere underneath all that nastiness, is the kind loveable uncle I once knew

Squire Blackheart enters unseen. 

Villager 3
Squire Blackheart’s about as loveable as a bad-tempered skunk.

Squire
(furious) Is that so?

Villager 3
(startled) Squire Blackheart! I didn’t notice you there.

Squire
(snaps) Obviously! (to Villagers) I’m glad you’re all here.  It saves me visiting your stinking homes, to tell you that your rents are going up again.

Jill
The villagers can’t afford any more rent increases, uncle. And that includes my boyfriend’s family.

Squire
Don’t tell me you’re still going out with that loser, Jack Goose? 

Jill
Jack’s not a loser! He’s brave and handsome, and kind, and… 

Squire
…And will be evicted today, if his mother doesn’t pay her rent arrears in full. 

Jill
(pleading) Surely not, uncle. Mother Goose is the sweetest, kindest, most honest woman I know. 

Squire
Bah! Kindness and honesty count for nothing in this world. Money and power are all that matter and I want lots of both. (to Villagers) And you lot will be next, if you don’t keep up your payments. (exits SL)

Villager 4
Why is your uncle so mean and cruel, Jill? 

Jill
I don’t know. But he’s certainly not the uncle I remember. 

Villager 5
I’m off home before the bailiffs arrive.

Villagers
(variously) Me too. And me.

Villagers quickly exit (SR)

Jill
(to audience) I’d better go and warn Mother Goose. See you all later! (exits SR)

Silly Billy enters up (SL) shaking a bowl filled with corn.

S. Billy
Here chick-chick-chick! (spots audience) Hello there! I’m Billy Goose, and I’m looking for our pet goose, Priscilla. You see, I took her for a walk earlier and somehow managed to lose her. I was hoping she’d have made her own way home, to our cottage…(points to cottage)…there, but she hasn’t. Priscilla’s the love of mum’s life, and if she finds out I’ve lost her, she’ll go mental. She thinks more of that old goose, than she does her own flesh and blood. She even changed our surname to ‘Goose’ just to make Priscilla feel more at home. I’ve searched high and low and I can’t find Priscilla anywhere. You haven’t seen her, have you? (audience respond) Well if you spot her, be sure and let me know, okay?

 M. Goose
(singing off) #Oh what a beautiful morning#

S. Billy
That sounds like mum now. Not a word about Priscilla being lost, now.

Mother Goose enters from the cottage, carrying a sweeping-broom. 

M. Goose
There you are you Billy. Did Priscilla enjoy her little walk, then? 

S. Billy
Yes mum, but…

M. Goose
(looking past him)…Where is she, then?

S. Billy
Well you see mum, what happened was…

M. Goose
…Don’t say you’ve lost her.

S. Billy
All right then, I won’t. 

M. Goose
(wails) You have! You’ve lost my precious Priscilla! The love of my life! How could you be so careless, Billy?

S. Billy
I didn’t lose her, mum. She ran away.

M. Goose
I don’t believe you. (sniffs him) You left her outside the pub again, didn’t you? 

S. Billy
I only popped in for a half a shandy mum, honest! 

M. Goose
Then why didn’t you take her inside with you? 

S. Billy
They don’t allow geese in…(name of local pub) I told her to stay put until I came back out. And when I came out three hours later, she’d gone. 

M. Goose
It took you three hours to drink half a shandy!

S. Billy
I’m a slow drinker. 

M. Goose
You’re slow at everything. And did you tried calling her?

S. Billy
Yes, mum. (to audience) Didn’t I boys and girls? 

M. Goose
And exactly how did you call her? 

S. Billy
Like this. (calls) Here, chick-chick-chick!

M. Goose
You great twit! It’s no wonder everybody calls you ‘Silly Billy’, calling her like that.

S. Billy
What’s wrong with how I call her?

M. Goose
Priscilla’s a goose, not a flaming chicken! (on the word ‘Chicken’ and ‘goose’ she hits him on the bum with the broom)

SFX: Whack sound.

S. Billy
(jumps in the air) Owah! I know she’s a goose!

M. Goose
Then try calling her by making a sound like a goose.

S. Billy
But I don’t know what sound a goose makes. Priscilla’s always quiet and well behaved. Do you know what sound a goose makes?

M. Goose
Well it’s…it sounds like…it’s sort of…

S. Billy
See? Even you don’t know what sound a goose makes.

M. Goose
It’s because I’m too distraught, at the thought of never seeing my baby again. (cries and hoists her skirt and blows her nose on the hem) 

S. Billy
I’m sorry, mum. Why don’t we both look for her together?

M. Goose
No, I’m too upset Billy. I’m going inside to have some nerve tonic. You go and look for her, son. 

S. Billy
Okay, mum.

M. Goose
(turns to exit, then turns back and speaks softly) Oh, and Billy? 

S. Billy
Yes mum?

M. Goose
(snaps) Don’t bother coming home without her!  (whacks him with the broom again and exits into cottage)

S. Billy
(to audience) How am I going to find a runaway goose? It might help if I knew what sound a goose makes. (to audience) Do any of you know what sound a goose makes? (audience respond)

SFX: Loud goose honking!

S. Billy
That’s it! Thanks! I’ll call Priscilla by making a honking sound and she’s bound to come home. (honks loudly) She’s obviously too far away to hear me. I’d better go and look for her. The only trouble is, I’ve got a terrible memory and might forget what I’m supposed to call. Will you help me out boys and girls? (audience respond) Great. If you hear me calling ‘chick-chick-chick’ just make a loud honking sound to remind me, okay? (audience respond) Thanks. Let’s have a little practice then. I’ll go off and come back on calling ‘chick-chick-chick’ and you all put me right. (exits and re-enters) That wasn’t very loud, was it? Let’s try it again. (repeat business) That was much better. I’m off to find Priscilla now. (begins to exit calling) Here, chick-chick-chick! (audience respond) Thanks kids! (exits honking)

Mother Goose enters from the cottage carrying a basket of washing. 

M. Goose
I thought I heard Priscilla! (looking around - to audience) Did anybody see a gorgeous goose, just now? (audience respond) Oh well, I’ll just my washing out and take my mind of things for a bit. (puts basket down and starts pegging out large bloomers with her back to SL as she bends to pick another item from the basket. Priscilla enters SL waddles over and pecks her on the bum) Ooohh!  Another special delivery, postie? (turns and sees Priscilla) Priscilla! (they hug) I’ve been worried sick about you! Where have you been? (Priscilla whispers) You’ve been to the village duck pond. (Priscilla nods) Why did you go to the duck pond? (Priscilla whispers) You went for a gander! Naughty girl, Priscilla.  Promise me you’ll never ever run off, again. (Priscilla nods) Good. Now have you seen Billy anywhere? Only he’s out searching for you. (Priscilla whispers) Billy couldn’t find his own reflection in a mirror? (Priscilla shakes head) That’s true.

Jack enters (SR)

Jack
Hello mum! (to Priscilla) Hello Priscilla. Did you enjoy your morning walk, earlier?

M. Goose
No, she didn’t. Billy lost her, but she managed to find her own way home again. (tickling her under the chin) Didn’t you, my clever girl? 

Priscilla gets animated.

Jack
Priscilla’s a bit frisky this morning, mum. What’s she been up to?

M. Goose
I don’t know, but I’ll bet it happened down at the duck pond.

Priscilla nods and does a little dance.

Jill enters (SL)

Jill
(urgently) Jack! Mrs Goose!

Jack
(concerned) Whatever’s the matter Jill?

Jill
I have some bad news for you.

M. Goose
Don’t tell me the council’s cut the bin collections, to once a month now?

Jill
It’s worse than that, Mrs G.

Jack
What is it, Jill?

Jill
My rotten uncle Squire Blackheart, is raising everybody’s rent and threatening to evict anyone who doesn’t pay up.

M. Goose
The swine! He can’t throw me out of my lovely home!

Jill
I’m afraid he can. And he’s sending his bailiff’s around today to collect. 

M. Goose
But I don’t have the money to pay them. I’m that poor, whenever I go to KFC I have to lick other people’s fingers. 

Jill
Don’t you have anything put aside for a rainy day?

M. Goose
Only an umbrella. I was hoping to earn money selling goose eggs, but Priscilla’s never laid a one. (clutches chest) Oooh! The stress of it all is giving me palpitations. I’d better have another tot of Jack Daniels…I mean, nerve tonic. (to Priscilla) There’s a plate of corn around the back for you Priscilla. (exits into cottage)

Priscilla exits to one side of cottage.

Jack
(to Jill) Why can’t your uncle be as nice as you, Jill?

Jill
Perhaps if he had somebody to love, like I have Jack.

Jack
You mean, a boyfriend!?

Jill
No! I meant somebody to love, like I have you.

Jack
Oh, I see! (takes her hands in his) We’re so lucky to have each other Jill.

Music cue 3: Jack & Jill. After song ends… 

Jill
I’m going to try and persuade uncle not to raise the villager’s rents. Coming Jack?

Jack
No I think I’d better stay here, in case the bailiffs show up.

Jill
Okay Jack, see you later then. Bye! (exits SR)

Jack
I’d better go and see that mum doesn’t drink too much, ‘nerve tonic’. See you later boys and girls.  (waves and exits into cottage)

Biff and Bash enter (SL) 

Biff
Here we are Bash. Mother Goose’s cottage. Now go and knock on her door.

Bash
(uneasy) Why don’t you knock on her door, Biff?

Biff
Don’t tell me you’re scared of a feeble old woman?

Bash
You’ve never met Mother Goose, have you?

Biff
No, but I’m sure she’s no different to any other old woman.

Bash
Just wait ‘til you’ve met her.

Silly Billy enters (SR) walking backwards and making clucking noises.

S. Billy
Here, chick-chick-chick! (audience respond)

S. Billy
Thanks kids! (spots Biff & Bash) Hello there! Can I help you?

Bash
(to S. Billy) Who are you?

S. Billy
I’m Billy Goose and I live in that…(pointing to cottage)…cottage with my mum, my brother Jack and our goose Priscilla.

Biff
It’s your mum we’re here to see.

S. Billy
Are you the new window cleaners? Because if you are, allow me to apologise for what you saw through the bathroom window yesterday. You see mum used to play a little game of window cleaner’s knock, with her previous window cleaner.

Bash
What’s window cleaner’s knock?

S. Billy
It’s the same as postman’s knock, only you see a lot more.

Biff
We’re not window cleaners.

S. Billy
Well if you’re milkmen. I must apologise for that note mum left this morning. ‘It should’ve read ‘2 extra pints please’ not ‘please come upstairs for something extra.’

Bash
We’re not milkmen either.

S. Billy
I hope you’re not the breadmen. Because nothing I can say, will make up for what she called your crusty cobs.

Biff
We're not window cleaners, milkmen or breadmen.  

S. Billy
Then who are you?

Bash
We’re bailiffs. 

S. Billy
(startled) Bailiffs! 

Biff
Your mum’s behind with her rent again. 

Bash
And if she doesn’t pay up, out she goes. 

Biff
Now go and fetch the old bird out there.

S. Billy
I’m afraid Priscilla’s not in. I’ve been searching for her all day.

Biff
I meant, your mum.

S. Billy
(trying to put them off) She’s not in either. 

Bash
I don’t believe you.

Mother Goose enters from cottage.

M. Goose
(to Billy) Oh, you’re back Billy. (indicating Biff & Bash) Who’s your friends?

S. Billy
They’re not my friends, mum. They’re Squire Blackheart’s bailiffs.

M. Goose
(exclaims) Bailiffs!? (about turns, runs into cottage and slams the door shut)

Biff
Who was that?

S. Billy
(thinking quickly) Oh…that was my…erm…my auntie!

Biff
But you just called her ‘mum’.

S. Billy
We’re very close.

Bash
You can’t fool us. (knocks on the door, then bends down to shout through the letterbox) Come out Mother Goose, or we’ll be forced to act!

Biff
(to Bash) I thought we already were.

Priscilla appears in wing and jerks her head at Bailiffs to indicate that she’s seen them. Bailiffs have their backs to the wing where Priscilla is.

S. Billy
(whispers to audience) Shall I let her do it, Kids? Shall I? (audience respond - he hisses to Priscilla and points to Bailiffs) Kill girl!

Priscilla rushes on and pecks Bash on the bottom, then exits.

Bash
(jumps up) Owah!

Biff
What’s the matter?

Bash
Somebody just kicked me on the bum!

Biff
Well don’t look at me!

Bash
(unconvinced) You shout through the letterbox, this time.

Biff
Okay. (bends and shouts through the letterbox) Come out, Mother Goose!

Priscilla rushes on and pecks Biff on the bottom, then exits.

Biff
(jumps up) Owah!

Bash
What’s the matter?

Biff
Somebody kicked me on the bum, that time!

Bash
(pointing at S. Billy) It must’ve been him!

Bailiffs turn and move downstage to S. Billy. At the same time, Priscilla enters and follows behind them.

Biff
(threatening S. Billy) Listen here, you! Stop kicking us in the pants, or else!

S. Billy
I didn’t. Anyway, it was a peck not a kick.

Bash
You pecked us on the bum!?

S. Billy
Not me, our goose Priscilla.

Biff
You’re having us on.

S. Billy
No, I’m not. She’s right behind you.

Bash
I don’t believe you.

S. Billy
Introduce yourself, Priscilla.

SFX: Loud honking.

Priscilla pecks Bailiffs on the bum.

Bailiffs 
Owah! (turn and spot Priscilla)

Biff
It’s a giant goose!

Bash
(to Biff) Run for it!

SFX: Loud honking.

Bailiffs run off around stage chased by Priscilla, who constantly pecks at them before they eventually run offstage.

S. Billy
Well done Priscilla. Those bailiffs won’t be back in a hurry.

M. Goose
(peeks around the cottage door) Have those bailiffs gone Billy?  

S. Billy
Yes, mum. 

Mother Goose enters from cottage, followed by Jack.

Jack
What did they want?

S. Billy
They we’re threatening to mum throw out, for non-payment of rent. (acting tough) But I sent them packing. 

Jack
That was unusually brave of you Billy.  

S. Billy 
Still waters run deep, Jack.

Jack
Yes, but I’ve always thought of you as more of a small puddle.

M. Goose
‘Big drip’, more like 

Priscilla honks angrily at Silly Billy, and shoves/kicks him.

SFX: Loud honking.

S. Billy
(reluctantly) Oh, and Priscilla helped a bit.

Sally enters (SR) 

Sally
(to the others) Hello! I wonder if you could help me out? 

S. Billy
Certainly. Which way did you come in?

Sally
I’m looking for Mother Goose. Do you know her?

Jack
(wryly) Only too well. 

M. Goose
I’m Mother Goose. ‘Ere, you’re not with the Bailiffs, are you? 

Sally
(puzzled) Bailiffs?

Jack
They were here just now, trying to evict us.

M. Goose
But my son Billy…(indicates S. Billy)…and our goose Priscilla, chased them off.

Sally
(to S. Billy) You must be very brave to fight off two big tough bailiffs, Billy. 

S. Billy
(swaggers) It was nothing really.

Sally
(spots Priscilla and looks past S. Billy at her) Well aren’t you the handsome one!

S. Billy
(thinks she’s talking to him) Well I have washed and combed my hair this morning.

Sally
I’ve never seen a more gorgeous creature. 

S. Billy
Well it’s very nice of you to say so.

Sally
Come here and let me give you a big sloppy kiss.

S. Billy
(all bashful - turns away) Oh, gosh! 

Priscilla also turns away shyly,

Sally
Don’t be shy, you know you want to. Now turn around and let me plant one on you. 

S. Billy
If you insist. (turns with eyes closed and lips puckered for a kiss)

Priscilla turns and goes to Sally, who plants a big kiss on her beak.

M. Goose
(to Sally) ‘Ere, what do you think you’re doing snogging my goose?

S. Billy
Eh!? (opens his eyes and realises his mistake - to Sally) You were talking about Priscilla?

Sally
Yes. Why? Who did you think I was talking about?

S. Billy
(all innocent) Erm…nobody, really.

Sally realises and giggles.

M. Goose
(to Sally) Who are you anyway?

Sally
I’m Sally, the Goose Girl. I’ve come here to look for a job and a place to live.

Jack
What does a goose girl do then?

Sally
They look after geese, of course. Although I’ve never had any of my own.

Jack
Mum’s had more gooses than anybody we know. (to M. Goose) Haven’t you mum?

M. Goose
(preening) Well, I can’t complain. (to Sally) I can’t afford to employ you, I’m afraid. But you’re welcome to stay with us, until you’ve found yourself a job.

Sally
That’s very kind of you. (calls off SR) It’s all right kids! Mother Goose said we can stay with her! 

Children run on excitedly (SR) and gather around Mother Goose.

S. Billy
Where did all these kids come from?

Jack
(to M. Goose) I think it’s time you told Billy all about the birds and the bees, mum. 

S. Billy
I meant, where do they live?

Sally
Nowhere. I was passing by the orphanage earlier and found them all sitting on the pavement, crying. It seems they’d just been evicted by Squire Blackheart’s bailiffs. I couldn’t leave them there like that, so I told them to come with me and I’d try and find a lady kind enough to take them in. 

Child 1
We’ve never had a real mummy to look after us.

M. Goose
(getting tearful) You’ve never had a mummy look after you?

Children
(sadly) Never.

M. Goose
(crying) Never had a mummy to tuck you in at night and read you a bedtime story?

Child 2
(looking up at M. Goose) What’s a bedtime story?

M. Goose
(bawls) That’s so sad! (to Children) Don’t worry kids, you can all stay with me for as long as you want.   

Children
Thank you, Mother Goose!

M. Goose
(to Children) Are you hungry kids?  

Child 3
We’re always hungry!

M. Goose
(to Children) Then come inside and I’ll see what I can scrape up for you.  

Mother Goose leads the Children inside, followed by Sally.

Jack
Am I right in thinking you fancy Sally, Billy?

S. Billy
Nah! I’ve gone right off girls.

Music cue 4: Fairy Day enters (SR) 

Fairy Day
Mother Goose is poor, but has a heart of gold,
So, I’m going to bring to her riches untold, 
No more will she struggle her family to feed,
For the goose, will supply her every need. (waves her wand)

S. Billy
(rushes to protect Priscilla) We’ll never eat Pricilla! 

Fairy Day
The spell’s been cast, now off I fly,
But we’ll meet again, bye and bye. (exits)

Jack
(to Jack - disbelieving) That was a fairy we saw just now, wasn’t it?

S. Billy
I’m not sure. I’ll ask the boys and girls. (to audience) Was a fairy here just now? (audience respond) 

Jack
I’m still not convinced. I’ll ask Priscilla. (to Priscilla) Priscilla, was a fairy here just now? (Priscilla nods) 

S. Billy
That settles it, the fairy was real. Everybody knows that geese don’t lie.

SFX: Loud honking. 

Priscilla squats.

Jack
What’s Priscilla doing?

S. Billy
I think she’s laying an egg.

Jack
That’ll be a first, then.

Priscilla gives a loud honk and drops a golden egg.

S. Billy
Priscilla’s a mummy! 

Jack
(picks up the egg and realises it’s solid gold) Cor! This egg’s made of solid gold!

S. Billy 
(checks the egg) Solid g…g…g…gold!

Jack
You know what this means, don’t you Billy?

S. Billy
Yes, my stammer’s come back.

Jack
No, it means we’re rich! 

They both link arms and dance around chanting.

Jack/Billy
We’re rich! We’re rich! We rich!

Mother Goose runs in from the cottage, followed by Sally.

M. Goose
What’s all the kerfuffle?

S. Billy
Priscilla’s just laid an egg, mum!

M. Goose
About time, too! Now I can make a nice omelette for supper.

Jack
I don’t think so mum.

M. Goose
It’s not off, is it?

S. Billy
Well it’s off the menu, that’s for sure.

M. Goose
What are you talking about, Billy?

Jack
Look mum! (hands her the egg) It’s solid gold! 

M. Goose
(checks it) It’s true! It’s 24 carat gold! 

Sally
But how can a goose lay solid gold eggs?

M. Goose
Priscilla’s a very clever goose.

Sally
Miraculous, more like.

S. Billy
It’s was a fairy wot did it.

M. Goose
Don’t be daft Billy, fairies don’t exist.

Jack
It’s true, mum. She said she was rewarding you for being so good and kind.

Sally
Well you did take in all those little orphans, Mother Goose.

M. Goose
I did, didn’t I?  (fussing Priscilla) Who’s a clever little, goose then?

S. Billy
The fairy waved her and made it happen, mum.

M. Goose
Yes, but Priscilla did most of the hard work. 

Jack
And now we’ll never be poor or hungry again.

Squire Blackheart angrily stomps on (SL) followed by Biff and Bash and Jill, who is still trying to reason with him. 

Jill
Please uncle, don’t do this!

Squire
(to M. Goose) Mother Goose, I want a word with you!

Jill
(to Jack) I tried making him see reason Jack, but he wouldn’t listen.

Jack
(sarcastic) Now there’s a surprise.

M. Goose
(to Squire) What do you want, Squire?

Squire
(to M. Goose) I want to know why your vicious goose attacked my bailiffs.

M. Goose
You’d do the same, if two idiots disturbed you right in the middle of egg-laying.

Squire
I’ve never laid an egg in my life! And neither has your old goose.

S. Billy
Oh yes, she has!

Biff
Oh no, she hasn’t!

M. Goose
Oh yes, she has! (to audience) Hasn’t she boys and girls? (audience respond)

Bash
(to audience) Oh no, she hasn’t!

M. Goose
She has so laid an egg! (shows him the egg) see? 

Squire
(examines the egg and exclaims) This egg is solid gold!

M. Goose
I know! And it’s going to make me filthy rich!

Squire
(demeanour suddenly changes and he sidles up to her) You know, Gladys. I’ve always found you, a very attractive woman.

M. Goose
(girlish giggle) Oooh! I never knew you thought about me like that, Lionel. 

Squire
I’ve always had a soft spot for you Gladys, but I’ve always been too shy to show it.

M. Goose
Never mind, you can show it to me after we’re married.

Squire
(exclaims) Married?

M. Goose
This is a marriage proposal, isn’t it?

Squire
(shocked) Marriage proposal? (blustering) Oh…yes! That’s exactly what it is.

M. Goose
In that case, the answers ‘yes’.

Squire
Wonderful! I’ll go and get spruced up and then we’ll out and celebrate our engagement. See you later my little goldfinger. (starts to exit with Biff and Bash)

Biff
(to Squire as they exit) ‘Ere, Squire. Now that you’re marrying the world’s richest woman. Does that mean you’ll start paying us?

Squire
Certainly not! 

Bash
But why not, boss?

Squire
Because rich people never shell out for anything. Not even their taxes. (exits followed by Biff & Bash)

Jack
You can’t marry Squire Blackheart mum! He’s just a rotten gold-digger.

M. Goose
Listen, son. When you’ve been on your own for as long as me, you’ll settle for any kind of digging. (aside to audience) Especially if it’s done in the right place. 

S. Billy
(to Jack) The sudden acquisition of wealth has obviously affected her mind.

M. Goose
Yes, and it’s called ‘being happy’. Not only am I filthy rich, but I’m about to get married again. (to Jack & Billy) Come inside boys, and we’ll discuss my wedding plans. (shoves them off into the cottage)

Sally
(to audience) I hope Mother Goose knows what she’s doing.

Children enter from cottage, cheering. 

Sally
What’s all the excitement kids?

Child 4
Mother Goose said you were to take us to Weatherspoon’s for a slap-up meal, and  put it all on her tab!

Sally
That’s very kind of her.

Child 5
It’ll certainly be a change from eating gruel.

Music cue 5: Sally & Kids. As song nears the end, Sally leads them off (SL) 



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