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Old Mother Hubbard - Gallery


Musicians Martin Cox (keyboard), John Plunkett (strums), and Gareth Dean (drums).
Musicians Martin Cox (keyboard), John
Plunkett (strums), and Gareth Dean (drums).

The chorus line started with a rousing rendition of "Bring Me Sunshine".
The chorus line started with a rousing
rendition of "Bring Me Sunshine".

It's Hughie Hubbard (Neil Smith) and his pet dog Dandy (Fraser Turner).
It's Hughie Hubbard (Neil Smith) and his
pet dog Dandy (Fraser Turner).

The Hubbards are on their uppers - even selling wood and busking isn't making ends meet.
The Hubbards are on their uppers - even
selling wood and busking isn't making ends meet.

A sing-song cheers up Polly Hubbard (Val Smith)...I'm singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety high
A sing-song cheers up Polly Hubbard (Val Smith):
I'm singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety high
Pioneers, they never say die!
Right around that turn there's a hidden cave
and we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by!

The backdrops were very impressive.
The backdrops were very impressive.

It look as though nothing is going to improve Polly and Hughie's lot... until...
It look as though nothing is going to improve
Polly and Hughie's lot... until...

... they discover a bag of goodies dropped by fleeing bailiffs.
... they discover a bag of goodies
dropped by the fleeing bailiffs...

...who had been harrasing Old Mother Hubbard.
...who had been harassing Old Mother Hubbard.

Would she ever get back on her feet!?
Would she ever get back on her feet!?

If only the family could come by some good luck...
If only the family could come by some good luck...

Poof! The Good Fairy (Jo Ezzy) arrives.
Poof! The Good Fairy (Jo Ezzy) arrives.

Mother Hubbard's cupboard is virtually bare... where will she get a bone now?
Mother Hubbard's cupboard is virtually
bare... where will she get a bone now?

The Good Fairy grants one wish... and Mother Hubbard wishes to see her long-lost brother again.
The Good Fairy grants one wish... and
Mother Hubbard wishes to see her
long-lost brother Oswald again.

The Good Fairy needs to find Oswald and enlists the help of "Mr Magic" (Rev Will Adams).
The Good Fairy needs to find Oswald and
enlists the help of "Mr Magic" (Rev Will Adams).

As if by magic they discover that Oswald is in AIAERCM!
As if by magic they discover that
Oswald is in AIAERCM!

Thigh slappin' Tex Laramie (Barbara Cox) sets the Wild West scene.
Thigh slappin' Tex Laramie (Barbara Cox)
sets the Wild West scene.

Poor Old Mother Hubbard can't escape the attentions of Ol' Timer Tumbleweed (Dave Bridger).
Poor Old Mother Hubbard can't escape the
attentions of Ol' Timer Tumbleweed (Dave Bridger).

Enter the evil Matt Vinyl (Richard Pamment).
Enter the evil Matt Vinyl (Richard Pamment).

Boo, hiss! Vinyl and his associates Jez and Belle (Claire Brotherton and Eleanor Shepherd).
Boo, hiss! Vinyl and his associates
Jez and Belle (Claire Brotherton and Eleanor Shepherd).

This town is only big enough for one big cheese.
This town is only big enough for one big cheese.

Tex decides it's time for fun - Wild West style.
Tex decides it's time for fun - Wild West style.

Tumbleweed takes Mother Hubbard along to the Silver Dollar Saloon - classy!
Tumbleweed takes Mother Hubbard along
to the Silver Dollar Saloon - classy!

Will Tex ever win Polly's heart?
Will Tex ever win Polly's heart?

Oh! The Deadwood Stage is a-rollin' on over the plains,
Oh! The Deadwood Stage is a-rollin' on over the plains,
With the curtains flappin' and the driver slappin' the reins.
Beautiful sky! A wonderful day!
Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!

I can, you can. Can Can. Led by Miss Lulabelle (Morag Underwood).
I can, you can. Can Can. Led by good time
gal Miss Lulabelle (Morag Underwood).

Tumbleweed couldn't resist putting on a skirt and joining in.
Tumbleweed couldn't resist putting
on a skirt and joining in.

Vinyl and Miss Lulabelle are in cahoots and Vinyl needs information.
Vinyl and Miss Lulabelle are in cahoots
and Vinyl needs information.

The plot thickens as sides are being taken and allegiencies formed.
The plot thickens as sides are being
taken and allegiances formed.

Little Deer (Sue Blackburn) takes a shine to Hughie...
Little Deer (Sue Blackburn) takes
a shine to Hughie...

... but Hughie is led astray by coniving Miss Lulabelle.
... but Hughie is led astray by
conniving Miss Lulabelle.

Soon he's under the affluence of incohol.
Soon he's under the affluence of incohol.

And, semi-comatose, he spills his guts about his Uncle Oswald.
And, semi-comatose, he spills his guts
about his Uncle Oswald.

Stick 'em up - but who?!
Stick 'em up - but who?!

Brave Tumbleweed takes on Matt Vinyl.
Brave Tumbleweed takes on Matt Vinyl.

Vinyl needs a cunning plan.
Vinyl needs a cunning plan.

And he hatches a plot with the local indians to do his dirty work for him.
And he hatches a plot with the local
Indians to do his dirty work for him.

Tex looks after Polly...
Tex looks after Polly...

...Tumbleweed wants to look after Mother Hubbard.
...Tumbleweed would like to look
after Mother Hubbard.

But no one can stop Hughie getting an arrow in the backside.
But no one can stop Hughie getting
an arrow in the backside.

Vinyl looks to have got the upper hand.
Vinyl looks to have got the upper hand.

Dandy comes to the rescue just in time - grrrr.
Dandy comes to the rescue just in time - grrrr.

Will Chief Thunder Cloud and his braves and squaws be tricked in to doing the dirty deed for Vinyl?
Will Chief Thunder Cloud and his
braves and squaws be tricked in to doing
the dirty deed for Vinyl?

The medicine man arrives to prepare the scalping knife.
The medicine man arrives to
prepare the scalping knife.

Time's up for Old Mother Hubbard.
Time's up for Old Mother Hubbard.

But wait! The medicine man is not who he first seems... it's brother Oswald!!
But wait! The medicine man is not
who he first seems... it's brother Oswald!!

This is the worst news for Vinyl and his gang.
This is the worst news for Vinyl and his gang.

The game's up. Major Day (Hector Sharp) arrests Matt Vinyl and good prevails in the end.
The game's up. Major Day (Hector Sharp)
arrests Matt Vinyl and good prevails in the end.

The cast take a hugely deserved final bow.
The cast take a hugely deserved final bow.

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