The Panto Podcast
Ep 65 - Alex Robertson

Ep 65 - Alex Robertson

April 2, 2020

Scottish character actor and Dame Alex Robertson is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me about the transition from pit to performing on stage, his friendship with a previous guest and how he behaved when he was a child attending pantomimes. 

You can follow Alex at his Twitter account https://twitter.com/alexrcomedy 

 

Ep 64 - Chris Rankin

Ep 64 - Chris Rankin

March 27, 2020

Hollywood movie star and pantomime actor Chris Rankin is my guest for this weeks episode. 

He tells me about his first day on the set of Harry Potter, his love of villainy and the pantomime performers who were the inspiration for his career. 

You can follow Chris on Twitter https://twitter.com/chrisrankin

His YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/thatgingerbloke

His instagram https://www.instagram.com/cwrankin/

and find out even more about him and where he's appearing at his website https://www.chrisrankin.co.uk

 

Ep 63 - Paul Hendy

Ep 63 - Paul Hendy

March 20, 2020

Award winning Pantomime producer Paul Hendy is my guest for this episode. 

He tells me about his first role in pantomime, which was playing King Rat at the age of 18, how he helped Ant & Dec to stage one of TV's biggest wind ups during a pantomime and I can promise you'll never watch a blockbuster Hollywood film in the same way again.

I would also like to thank Paul for his valuable time and support with the project. 

Here's a link for Evolution and the shows they produce https://www.evolution-productions.co.uk

And you can watch the short film The Last Laugh for free here https://vimeo.com/210409977

 

Ep 62 - Stu Francis

Ep 62 - Stu Francis

February 21, 2020

Pantomime stalwart, comedy and Crackerjack (CRACKERJACK!!!) legend Stu Francis is my guest for this weeks episode. I find out all about his pantomime career, working with monkeys and how that famous catchphrase came about.

 

Ep 61 - Mark Whitney

Ep 61 - Mark Whitney

February 14, 2020

Preparing for semi-retirement, circus owner Mark Whitney is my guest for this episode. 

Here’s a link for his Twitter page

https://twitter.com/mrmarkwhitney

And you can find out when Planet Circus is coming to a town near you http://planetcircus.uk

 

Ep 60 - Phil Walker

Ep 60 - Phil Walker

February 7, 2020

With 16 pantomimes under his belt, former Bluecoat, comedian and writer Phil Walker is my guest this week. 

We talk about summer seasons, performing to children and what life was like growing up with a famous Dad. 

You can find more about Phil at his website www.phil-walker.com

You can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/Philwalkercomic

And you can order his book The Snots here http://tiny.cc/njzuiz

 

Ep 59 - Joseph Hodgkinson

Ep 59 - Joseph Hodgkinson

January 31, 2020

Actor, director and vocalist Joseph Hodgkinson is my guest for this episode. We talk about crafting the role of baddie, his Boy George tribute and having a sleep over in a theatre. 

You can find more about Joseph at his Facebook page, just search for Joseph Hodgkinson

and his Instagram https://instagram.com/joseph_hodgkinson

Ep 58 - Andy Ford

Ep 58 - Andy Ford

January 24, 2020

Entering his 51st year as a performer, Pantomime legend Andy Ford is my guest for this episode.

He tells me how he went from entertaining other children in his back garden to appearing at the Royal Variety Performance. We also talk extensively about pantomime and his love of comedy.

You can find out more about Andy, where he's touring and to buy his DVD's at https://www.andyfordcomedian.com

His Confidence Through Comedy course https://www.confidencethroughcomedy.com

and you can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/andyfordlive

 

Ep 57 - Richard Aucott

Ep 57 - Richard Aucott

January 17, 2020

Pantomime Dame for over 20 years,  Richard Aucott is this weeks guest. 
we talk about his love of this wonderful art form, his costume making and how forced cods aren’t for him. 

You can follow Richard on his Twitter 

www.twitter.com/damerichard 

Ep 56 - David Burton

Ep 56 - David Burton

January 10, 2020

Appearing in his 50th professional pantomime in 2019, David Burton tells me how being the son of a Tiller Girl and comedian gave him a good grounding to get into the business. We talk about writing comedy, his diagnosis of cancer and how he beat it and what was worse to work with, either an elderly animal or a troublesome actor.