The Panto Podcast
Ep 90 - Joe Standerline

Ep 90 - Joe Standerline

July 23, 2021

Writer, Pantomime Dame and world famous cover girl Joe Standerline is this weeks guest. Joe tells me about hoarding, writing and the sensitivity surrounding pantomime (oh and listen out for a snoring doggy). 

You can see Joe in pantomime at Bridlington spa this year (21/22), click here to book tickets

You can find more about Joe at his website

Follow him on Twitter

And purchase his books


Ep 89 - Dee Quemby

Ep 89 - Dee Quemby

July 15, 2021

Funny lady Dee Quemby is my guest for this episode. She tells me about theatrical life in the Midlands, working with a certain Billy Breen, and the issue of casting of older women in the acting profession.

You’ll find the photos that we talk about on the YouTube version of the podcast.

To purchase a copy of Dee's book, here's the link


Ep 88 - Russ Brown

Ep 88 - Russ Brown

July 8, 2021

Comedy magician and pantomime star Russ Brown is this weeks guest. 

Russ tells me of his love for the art form, playing a Dame and we talk about the  importance of magic and its inclusion in pantomime. 

You can find out more about Russ and where he’s next appearing at his website


Ep 87 - Dan Cunningham (Miss Rory)

Ep 87 - Dan Cunningham (Miss Rory)

July 1, 2021

This week's guest is Dan Cunningham, better known to many as his hilarious creation Miss Rory. 

Dan tells me about his leap into entertainment full time, the transition from adult panto to family friendly shows and what it was like to be performing at one of the UK's biggest theatres, the Sunderland Empire.

You can follow Miss Rory on Instagram

You can see Miss Rory on stage at Sunderland in Snow White (2021-22)

And also at Boulevard in Newcastle


Ep 86 - Tommy Cannon

Ep 86 - Tommy Cannon

June 24, 2021

Comedy royalty Tommy Cannon is this weeks guest for the return of the podcast. 

He tells me how the double act came about, how he's a giggler and the sad loss of his best friend and comedy partner Bobby Ball.

I would like to thank Tommy for his openness in this interview. 

You can follow Tommy on Twitter

and you can see Tommy on tour along with Stu Francis and Johnnie Casson in the show Laugh Me A Laugh


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Ep 85 - Brad Fitt

Ep 85 - Brad Fitt

January 29, 2021

My guest for the final episode of this series is Dame, writer and master of various theatrical jobs Brad Fitt. He tells me how he's ended up falling into various theatre jobs, how he'd like to be a baddie one day and the accolade of being in an episode of Have I Got News For You. 

You can find more out about Brad at his website

His Twitter

And you can book tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Severn (2021-22with this link


Ep 84 - Danny Rogers

Ep 84 - Danny Rogers

January 22, 2021

Danny Rogers is my guest for this episode. He tells me about his first appearance on stage, his love of patter songs and of course we speak about his father, the legendary Ted Rogers.

You can find out more about Danny and his show Bin and Gone at

And you can follow Danny on Twitter at



Ep 83 - Tom Whalley

Ep 83 - Tom Whalley

January 15, 2021

Writer and performer Tom Whalley is this weeks guest. He tells me what it was like being a young Dame, superstitions, his writing process and working for 'The Mouse'. 

You can follow Tom on Twitter

You can find more out about his script services at

And you can see Tom at Sunderland Empire in Snow White (2021/22) 

Ep 82 - Martin Cabble Reid

Ep 82 - Martin Cabble Reid

January 8, 2021

Martin Cabble Reid is my guest for this episode. He tells me how a comedy course changed his life, working with a famous fox and how dressers should be treating talent. 

You can find out more about Martin and follow him on social media

And here's a link to Martin's charity The Kevin Cruise Foundation if you'd like to make a little (or big) donation 


Ep 81 - Mervyn Francis

Ep 81 - Mervyn Francis

January 1, 2021

Celebrating his 50th year in the business, Pantomime Dame, Director and actor Mervyn Francis is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me how the business has changed, his directing style and playing his dream role, Mother Goose. 

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