John Bishop and Ian McKellen in Mother Goose. Pic: Manuel Harlan
Salford's Lowry Theatre joins the list of venues for the Ian KcKellen pantomime Mother Goose, arriving during Easter week (April 5-9).
Bolton-born McKellen, reprising his acclaimed turn as Dame, takes the title role, with John Bishop as husband Vic Goose, in the show scripted by Jonathan Harvey (Gimme Gimme Gimme, Coronation Street.)
Also in the cast for the continuing tour - it opened in panto season this month, but is around the UK well beyond any Christmas festivities - are Anna-Jane Casey as Cilla The Goose, Oscar Conlon-Morrey as Jack, Simbi Akande as Jill, Sharon Ballard as Good Fairy Encanta and Karen Mavundukure as Evil Fairy Malignia.
Other northern dates on the tour are Sheffield Lyceum (February 14-18) and Liverpool Empire (February 28-March 4).
Info and tickets here