Created by popular panto dame Robert Pearce: Mama G has been telling stories about being who you are and loving who you want, to children and their families, since last year. 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, misunderstood popstars and of course… Oprah. There may even be a twerking competition – so get practicing!
Robert has been a professional actor for thirteen years and in that time has appeared in twenty-five 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 memorably played a tree in a rural tour of Scotland.
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 to do this and is evidence that panto isn’t just for Christmas!
Given the recent controversy over a drag queen storytelling session at a library in Somerset, Robert and Petite Pantos feel that now is the perfect time to spread Mama G’s message of love and acceptance, using a character that is not only beloved by every generation, but has been playing with gender for two centuries: the pantomime dame.
Is at Drayton Arms on 10th February and then touring:
The Woodville, Gravesend – February 16th
The Seagull, Lowestoft – February 17th
Camberley Theatre – February 18th
The Curve, Slough – February 23rd
Stratford Playhouse – February 24th