ANYONE with a ticket for this year’s panto at the Volunteer Hall in Galashiels is in for a treat.

The Right Angle Theatre Company has once again produced a festive feast of fun with the timeless classic Mother Goose which is sure to have young and old alike clapping, booing, cheering and laughing from the start.

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Mother Goose has a loving family who drive her quackers.

When the local squire puts up her rent, they are about to be evicted, but Pricilla – the goose that lays golden eggs – arrives to save the day.

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Now Mother Goose has everything anyone could possibly wish for, except the one thing she really wants, to be beautiful.

Then when she makes a deal with Demon Discontent, she ends up with more than she bargained for thanks to some ‘fowl’ play.

With s-peck-tacular sets, and egg-squisite costumes, the show opened on Tuesday evening and will run all the way through to Saturday.

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Cast in order of appearance – Fairy Friendship: Amanda Blacklock; King Proper-Gander: Craig Douglas; Queen Goosegog: Leanne Robinson; Demon Discontent: Stuart Mitchell; Jill: Ellie Byron-Welsh; Colin: Skye-Machara Henderson; The Squire: Howard Tame; Silly Billy: Billy Rooney; Mother Goose: Jodie Millar; Bill Bumpkin: Amy Welsh; Ben Bogtrotter: Ally Turnbull; Pricilla the Goose: Julie Smith; MC Roan Millar, Ghouls: Skye Hume, Peyton Marr and Carrie Smith.

Guest Appearance – Cory Paterson and Emma Spence, Braw Lad and Braw Lass 2023.

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Chorus – Lily Broatch, Amy Chalmers, Daisy Cronin, Callum Crooks, Fiona Deans, Felix Edmunds, Kayla Gibb, Mya Green, Faith Herriot, Ellie Hewitt, Sky Hume, Amy Lackie, Roan Millar, Maisie McGlasson, Peyton Marr, Anna Macneil, Maizy Moody, Olivia Rae, Violet Rae, Hanah Scott, Carrie Smith, Amelia Tame, Chloe Tuft, Max Turnbull, Erin Wallace, Alex Waterson-Law, Lana Wilson, Sarah Young.

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Children (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) – Georgie Barr, Ella-Mae Beard, Leah Decoteau, Eliza Gordon, Layla Green, Isla Lackie, Lottie Kelly, Nell Kelly, Ruby Liddle, Annabelle Macleod, Olivia McGrath, Eoin Moody, Emily Peyton and Laird Williams.

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Children (Wednesday/Friday) – Harrison Chapman, Lydia Cronin, Darcie Gordon, Ruby Jackson, Libby Ketteridge, Ella Knoeson, Jess McCue, Eliza Middleton, Violet Millar, Elsie Raftery, Alfie Scott, Mia Simmonds and Lily Swatton.

Written by Alan P Frayn and script provided by Stage Right

Production team – Director/Musical Director: Derek Calder, assisted by Julie Smith; Producer: Sarah Phillips; Assistant Producer/Business Manager: Gordon Keddie; Choreography: Stuart Mitchell and Julie Smith; Stage Manager: Colin Johnston; Wardrobe: Amanda Blacklock, Jodie Millar and Sara Young; Lighting and Sound: Tom Combe, Ruaridh Anderson and Stuart Wilson.

Stage Crew – Chris Graham, John Turnbull, Steven Headspeath, Ben McLean; Prompter: Sheila Wilson; Make Up & Hair: Team from Millar’s Hair Salon; Make Up Co-ordinator: Yvonne Keddie; Dress to Grizelda: Yvonne Keddie; Props made by Gordon Keddie, Sarah Phillips; Props Manager: Emma Johnston; Props Assistant: Chloe Johnston; Children’s Co-ordinator: Amanda Blacklock; Children’s Organisers: Michelle Devlin, Lisa McLaren; Photographs: Jade Pringle; Group Bookings: Morag Keddie; Raffle: Selkirk Musical Theatre; Co. Scenery: Border Studios; Front of House Manager: Lana Thomson

Musicians – Keyboard: Derek Calder; Bass Guitar: Caitlin Gibson; Percussion: Graham Borthwick

Thanks to – Technical Assistance: Graham MacDonald; Hall Keeper: Darren Sibbald; Ticket Agents: Fountain News, Noble Fishmongers; Rehearsal Rooms: 5th Ward Hall; Supplying of Wood for Props: MKM; Loan of Stage Equipment: GAOS Musical Theatre

Photos: Brian Sutherland