When Jason, the owner of The Uniform Centre in Wakefield read in the Pontefract and Castleford Express about the trials and tribulations that we had faced this year he wanted to do something to cheer us up. So he contacted the Society and offered to provide free sweatshirts featuring the logo of the Society for Junior members. In total he donated over 30 sweatshirts which he had had especially embroidered with the Society logo for the children. Some were given to children who attended the costume return (see photo) and others will be given out in September.
The Uniform Centre provides bespoke and multi-purpose school uniform, work wear and corporate clothing. It is based in on Kirkgate in Central Wakefield. It was a really nice gesture of Jason to contact the Society and we hope parents will consider visiting his shop when they have school uniform needs.
The Uniform Centre of 88 Kirkgate Wakefield
Reviews of Mother Goose
NODA review by Noel Rigg
Some things don't change in pantomime season, one is that the Pontefract Pantomime Society will get more on stage than any other society and that Eric Arundell will always give us a master class on how to play a Dame role, he never fails to win the audience over when he asks for sympathy. Alison Knox (Colin) and Ellie Lighthowler (Jill) were very confident in both singing and acting and Connor Lovell was an entertaining Billy Gosling as Mother Goose's daft son. Joanne Sykes was oustanding as the Evil Demon character a really super performance. The costumes as usual were very good, however do they manage to make so many? Congratulations to all involved with them. All the music was well selected and sung. The scenery was excellent as were the props and the fine lighting and sound which did much to enrich this pantomime.
Whats on guide review by Lisa Hinchliffe
What an Eggceptional night, Mother Goose Pantomime
I have to admit, that I’ve not been to a Pantomime for years, since I was a child, so I was really excited to be taking my 3 children to see Mother Goose at the Pontefract Town Hall tonight.
The show starts at 7pm and as usual we were running a little late and only just got there in time. So when you come, allow a little time to get your souvenir programme and pick you seat for a real night of locally provided family entertainment.
It was the show’s first night, although you wouldn’t have known. The cast provided a polished night’s entertainment. This show is on every night this week at 7pm with an additional performance scheduled for Saturday at 2pm. So don’t wait, it’s only on until Saturday, get your tickets now! Tickets are only £8 for adults and £6.50 for concessions.
The story of Mother Goose follows the tried and tested pantomime tradition of a dame, Mother Goose who has fallen on hard times, when Fairy Fortune provides a solution to her problem with a Goose that lays golden eggs.
It was professionally staged, the scenery looked really good and none of it fell over! We all enjoyed the audience participation, Silly Billy was great to get the children and adults involved and Mother Goose was a great dame, loads of jokes (some of which my children didn’t understand but I thought were hilarious). My heart melted when you saw the children come on the stage to sing and dance and when you think how young some of them where, they were amazing. Now all three of my children want to join in and do it next year.
We all loved it, laughing, singing, dancing and clapping until our hands hurt and highly recommend that you don’t miss out on an opportunity to see this years’ pantomime. It’s great value too and we will definitely be returning next year. Who knows, my children may even be in it