Mother Goose takes over the Potato Shed

Mother Goose, played by Jill Lever, is making her way to Drysdale. (Ivan Kemp) 382480_03

Mother Goose is waddling to Drysdale to catch up with her classic nursery rhyme friends in a special show at the Potato Shed.

The children’s pantomime Rhyme Time with Mother Goose will be performed by Theatre 3Triple2 4Kids from January 16 to 19 at 10.30am and 1.30pm, showcasing many familiar nursery rhymes.

Jill Lever plays Mother Goose and said the show was full of “laughter and general silliness” and allowed audience participation.

“We find that children definitely have very strong opinions about what’s happening on stage and they’re not at all shy to let you know,” she said.

“The story allows for lots of interactions with characters and singing nursery rhymes with the children in the audience able to join in because it’s all very familiar to them.

“We take interesting ideas that children throw at us, so there’s a bit of difference in every performance. It’s not quite improvisation but responding to what the children bring.”

Theatre 3Triple2 said 3Triple2 4Kids’ Chris Reynolds said the show was an original idea that combined many existing nursery rhymes.

“Mother Goose takes a leisurely stroll and meets lots of different characters along the way including Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill and even Humpty Dumpty,” he said.

The pantomime begins with a children’s colouring competition followed by singing and dancing, with the opportunity for the kids to meet and take photos with their favourite characters.

Tickets to Rhyme Time with Mother Goose are $12 each or $42 for a family of four and can be purchased at or by calling 5251 1998.