The Panto Podcast
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 https://www.bradfitt.com

His Twitter https://twitter.com/bradfitt

And you can book tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Severn (2021-22with this link https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/beauty-and-the-beast

 

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 

https://www.binandgoneplay.co.uk

And you can follow Danny on Twitter at 

https://twitter.com/dannyrogers9

 

 

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 https://twitter.com/thetomwhalley

You can find more out about his script services at https://www.tomwhalleypantomimes.com

And you can see Tom at Sunderland Empire in Snow White (2021/22) https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white/sunderland-empire/ 

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

https://twitter.com/martincabble 

https://www.martincabblereid.co.uk 

https://www.ramblehappy.co.uk

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

https://www.kevincruisefoundation.org.uk 

 

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. 

Ep 80 - Richard Cadell (with Sooty and Sweep)

Ep 80 - Richard Cadell (with Sooty and Sweep)

December 25, 2020

For this special Christmas Day gift to you, Richard Cadell is my guest for this episode. He tells me about how his showman skills allowed him to pursue a successful career as an illusionist, sleeping in a cold caravan and how owning your own bit of beach comes in handy. 

You can find out more about Sooty and where you can see him (with Richard)

https://www.thesootyshow.co.uk

The Sooty Show YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0H8Df50rTfyqUfMt8AfF9Q

The Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/sootyshowofficial/

The Twitter page

https://twitter.com/Sootyandco

And after listening to his story, you can leave via the Sooty gift shop 

https://sootyshop.com

 

Ep 79 - Charlie Cairoli Jnr

Ep 79 - Charlie Cairoli Jnr

December 18, 2020

Clowning royalty Charlie Cairoli Jnr is my guest for this episode. He tells me what life was like growing up with a dad who was a practical joker, what makes a good clown and meeting Princess Diana when he had a custard pie in his hand. 

Ep 78 - Ceri Dupree

Ep 78 - Ceri Dupree

December 11, 2020

Ceri Dupree is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me how a random fancy dress party started a career path, his dreams of playing Mother Goose and he reveals the name of his autobiography (if he ever gets round to writing it). 

There are some saucy words in this episode (but nothing too risqué). 

You can see Ceri in Sleeping Beauty this year (20/21) at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre  https://www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-pantomime-2020/

You can follow Ceri on Twitter https://twitter.com/ceridupree

 

Ep 77 -  Steve Royle

Ep 77 - Steve Royle

December 4, 2020

Juggler and comedian Steve Royle is this weeks guest. He tells me about how he started juggling ping pong balls, bringing Dan Leno back to the stage and how he once had a proper job. 

This episode was recorded before Steve performed in the Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finals, where he ended up in 3rd place in the final. 

You can hopefully see Steve performing at Pantomonium! The Pantomime at Blackpool's Grand Theatre. Click here for tickets https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/pantomonium-2020

His show 'Naturally Insane The Life of Dan Leno' Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/danlenoaroyaljester/

You can follow Steve on Twitter https://twitter.com/steveroylecomic

and visit his website http://www.steveroyle.com for details of his upcoming tour

 

 

 

Ep 76 - CJ de Mooi

Ep 76 - CJ de Mooi

November 27, 2020

Actor CJ de Mooi is this weeks guest. He tells me all about his passion for acting, creating the baddie character for the television show Eggheads and spreading positive vibes. 

You can follow CJ on Twitter

https://twitter.com/cjdemooi

Visit his website 

http://www.demooi.co.uk

View his Spotlight

https://www.spotlight.com/profile/9330-8942-4894

And join CJ's Happy Place on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/CJHappyPlace/

 

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