Media Release: School children asked to ‘Crack a Yolk’ for Mother Goose

Cracking Yoke image, credit Ewan Weatherspoon (1)

School children asked to ‘Crack a Yolk’ for Mother Goose

(Children pictured in the attached image are: Tyra McLaughlin (six) Chloe McConnell (ten) holding the cracked egg Caithan Forster (ten) holding the cracked egg Harry Cumming (nine)

Photo credit: Ewan Weatherspoon

CHILDREN all over the Highlands have been asked to send in their funniest jokes for this year’s Eden Court pantomime Mother Goose.

The Crack a Yolk competition, launched yesterday by children from Kinmylies Primary

School, invites children to send in their jokes on one of the special golden egg templates.

The best jokes will be read out on stage by stars of the panto.

A different joke will be picked for each performance making 56 winners and all of the Crack a Yolk entries will be on display at Eden Court to keep audiences laughing through the pantomime season.

Pantomime sponsor, Hawco Volkswagen, is also offering a special prize for the funniest school in the Highlands.

The school which sends in the jokes that crack the judges up the most will win a £100 book token.

Kevin Hawco, director of Hawco Volkswagen, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting Mother Goose. The pantomime is always great fun and full of laughs for all the family and we hope this year it will be even funnier with the children’s jokes featured in the show.”

The pantomime is Eden Court’s largest annual production, attracting more than 30,000 people to Eden Court during its five-week run.

Mother Goose has been written by the BAFTA award-winning creators of The Tweenies Iain Lauchlan and Will Brenton and will star, Paul Nivison, as Mother Goose.

The Crack a Yolk competition entry deadline is 3 December.

To enter, collect your egg template from Eden Court Box Office, Hawco Volkswagen showroom or download one from

Mother Goose is at Eden Court from Tue 04 Dec ‘12 until Sun 06 Jan ‘13.

To book tickets call the Box Office on 01463 234 234 or go to


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Eden Court Marketing Department / / 01463 239 841

Notes to editors

  • Hawco Volkswagen, part of the Hawco Group, is one of the premier motor franchises in the north of Scotland. Family-owned and managed, Hawco was among the first Volkswagen retailers in the UK and has been selling Volkswagen cars for nearly 60 years. Hawco Volkswagen has branches in Inverness, Elgin, Fort William and Peterhead selling new and used cars as well as offering full servicing and repairs.
  • Imagine Theatre is the fastest growing pantomime producer in the UK. They have produced over 50 professional pantomimes across the UK and currently produce pantomimes for venues as far afield as Coventry, Crewe, Kilmarnock, Porthcawl, Tewkesbury and Halifax.
  • Eden Court Theatre in Inverness is the largest entertainment venue in the Highlands of Scotland. From our award-winning building in Inverness, we deliver a year round programme of world-class entertainment, including dance, drama, opera and ballet, plus a full programme of classes, activities and cinema screenings.
  • Eden Court is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. These are extracurricular courses, which offer pupils from across Highland the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams.

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