Created by popular panto dame Robert Pearce, Mama G tells stories about being who you are and loving who you want, to children and their families (and anyone who’ll listen!) She has spread her message all over the UK at libraries, theatres, museums and festivals, as well as making appearances in Canada (live on stage) and America (on screen.)
For 2019 Mama G has decided to put on her very own show. Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow combines pantomime, drag and the traditional art of storytelling and is a fabulous mix of stories, songs and audience participation.
All the stories told by Mama G are written by Robert Pearce and audiences will get to meet a whole host of fabulous characters: confused unicorns, feuding fairies, champion twerkers and of course… Oprah. There’ll be audience participation, puppets and even a twerking competition!
The show is 90 minutes long, including an interval; but will also be reaching out to a new audience for fringe theatre, with two 60-minute midweek matinees aimed exclusively at school groups.
Robert has been a professional actor for 14 years and in that time has appeared in 25 professional pantomimes. He also writes and directs pantomimes and his scripts have been seen all over the globe. As well as panto Robert has toured the UK alongside showbiz legend Tommy Steele, worked with internationally renowned musical theatre writers Stiles and Drew and even had a stint playing Bungle in the retro children’s TV classic, Rainbow.
His theatre company, Petite Pantos, produces pantomime with a social conscience. They champion LGBTQ+ issues, feminism and positive representation of race and gender and aim to open a dialogue on these subjects that every generation can engage with. Mama G is at the forefront of their efforts and is evidence that panto isn’t just for Christmas!
Mama G’s Story Time plays at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 21 – 26 May 2019.