Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced the full cast for this year's Christmas pantomime - Mother Goose.

The traditional rags-to-riches pantomime story is brought to life by the same creative team behind last year's production of Dick Whittington.

Starring as Gertie Goose and returning for his 18th Arts Theatre panto is experienced pantomime dame Matt Crosby.

Matt's recent roles at the Arts Theatre include Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington and Widow Twankey in 2021's Aladdin.

Ely Standard: Charlotte Wakefield as Fairy VirtueCharlotte Wakefield as Fairy Virtue (Image: Cambridge Arts Theatre)

Twice Olivier-award nominated actress Charlotte Wakefield will star as Fairy Virtue, while Gemma Sutton will star as principal boy Jack Purchase.

The evil villain - Demon Vanity - will be played by Pippa Duffy.

Completing the main cast are Steven Roberts as Sammy Goose, Georgia Nicholson as Priscilla the Goose, Nathan Taylor as Squire Purchase and Alicia Belgarde as Jill Goose.

The ensemble is comprised of Danielle Cato, Oliver Imeson, Sophie Karaolis, Sarah Jane Lowe, Louis Parkins and Luke Stone.

The pantomime tells the story of Gertie Goose, who lives a simple life in her little Cambridge cottage with her family and best friend Priscilla - who just happens to be a talking goose.

A cook in the kitchens of Eiderdowning College, Mother Goose longs to open her own bakery, but with the lovesick Squire Purchase raising rents and a cost-of-living crisis looming, money is tight and her dreams remain unfulfilled.

Caught between the forces of good and evil, Mother Goose is heading for a crisis of epic proportions - will beauty, fame and fortune change her?

Mother Goose is directed by Michael Gattrell, who also directed Dick WhittingtonAladdin and Dame Trott's Panto Palaver, and written by Al Lockhart-Morley, Cambridge Arts Theatre's resident panto writer since 2014.

Tickets are available from or by calling the box office on 01223 578958.

Performances are suitable for all ages and take place at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Thursday, November 30 until Sunday, January 7.

Tickets cost from £20 and all prices include a £3 booking fee.

There will also be BSL, captioned, audio described and relaxed performances, with full times and details available on the website.