O yes it is! Panto time – tickets on sale now!!

Orpington Village Hall continues its annual Orpington Pantomime with “Mother Goose” this Christmas on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019.

The family friendly shows allows for affordable entertainment for everyone! With matting at the front by the stage for younger children to sit if they prefer or seating for all, the show allows for a relaxed and welcoming experience. Buggies are welcome into the show hall for children under 1 years old and can be parked around the end seats where there is room should your little one be sleeping, or if not needed buggies can be left in the waiting area hall in the buggy park provided. Wheelchairs also welcome and seating can be reserved for easier access if required. Please contact us directly if you require any special assistance or access for the shows.

Ticket details

Our Family friendly show is supported by Orpington 1st for which we are incredibly grateful. Tickets are only £6 per child (age 1-15yrs), £8 per adult (age 16yrs +) or a Family Ticket (4 people, must include 1 adult and 1 child) for £24 including booking fees. Children under the age of 1 year are free of charge. Seating will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis for each show.

Tickets are only available through our secure event website (Eventbrite) for each show (separately details on the site). Payments will be taken directly through the site safely and tickets can then be printed off at home for your ease!

Please ensure you select the correct ticket type you require (children/adult/family) and how many of each and you will then be taken through to the online payment options. Should you need any more tickets nearer the time, simply purchase additional tickets for the same show and it is that simple!

To purchase your tickets now, just click the link below! Please do contact us should you need any support in purchasing the tickets online.

Buy tickets on Eventbrite!

UPDATE: We are blown away with everyone’s support with our shows. We are aware that some tickets have already sold out – if you are not able to attend an alternative show, please do contact us to go on a waiting list in case we have any cancellations on admin@orpingtonvillagehall.org.uk.  Many thanks.

Mother Goose

The story of Mother Goose is one of the oldest stories to be turned into a pantomime. It dates back to an ancient Greek legend about a goose that laid golden eggs. It is also one of the earliest pantomimes seen in Great Britain, nearly 200 years ago!

The story tells of how Mother Goose is unable to pay her rent and will be thrown off her land. A good fairy sends along Priscilla the Goose to help Mother Goose, and she lays golden eggs to make her rich. The Demon King claims to the fairy that no-one is happy with what they have got and people always want more. The fairy disagrees and uses Mother Goose as an example of goodness.

But the Demon King tempts Mother Goose with the one thing she doesn’t have – youth and beauty. He persuades her to give him Priscilla in exchange for a visit to the “Pool of Beauty”. She gives him Priscilla, and enters the pool, emerging as (she thinks) a beautiful woman. But all her friends want the old Mother Goose back, and she soon realises that beauty and wealth is not everything and she misses Priscilla. Can she get her back and live happily ever after?

Show times

There will be three shows this year – a matinee afternoon show on both Saturday and Sunday, and an evening show only on Saturday.

  • Saturday 30th November Matinee 3.30pm (doors open at 3pm)
  • Saturday 30th November Evening 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm)
  • Sunday 1st December Matinee 3.30pm (doors open at 3pm)

Fundraising event

This event is held to raise funds for Orpington Village Hall and the Dementia Cafe, held at the hall once a month. The Dementia Cafe supports people living with Dementia, their families and their carers.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions for us about the Panto or the online ticket sales, please contact us on 01689 891828 or admin@orpingtonvillagehall.org.uk. Many thanks!