The Panto Podcast
Ep 48 - Alex Belfield

Ep 48 - Alex Belfield

November 14, 2019

WARNING - This podcast contains very strong language and sexual content from the start and throughout!!!

Passionate reviewer Alex Belfield is my latest guest. I'm privileged to be the first person to interview him, so would like to thank him for his valuable time and trust. In this episode he talks frankly not only about pantomime, but also the theatre industry as a whole. He tells me his thoughts on how pantomime should be, Dames and how audiences are behaving these days.

Alex is the number one reviewer on YouTube for theatre and the biggest reviewer of Las Vegas shows. 

You can subscribe to Celebrity Radio on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/alexbelfield

And you can follow Alex on Twitter https://twitter.com/celebrityradio

 

Ep 47 - Chris Jarvis

Ep 47 - Chris Jarvis

November 7, 2019

Children's television and pantomime star Chris Jarvis is my guest in this episode. Chris speaks about his love of pantomime, his incredible career entertaining youngsters and his new venture, a radio station for preschool children and families. 

You can see Chris in pantomime this year (19/20) in Sleeping Beauty at the Wyvern Theatre Swindon. Here's a link for tickets https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/panto-swindon-pantomime

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

And here's the website for Little Radio https://www.littleradio.co.uk

and you can download the app to your iPhone or iPad https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/little-radio/id1480723769

 

 

Ep 46 - Clive Rowe MBE

Ep 46 - Clive Rowe MBE

November 1, 2019

From Hollywood to the boards of the Hackney Empire, legendary Dame Clive Rowe MBE is my guest for this weeks episode. 

Clive tells me all about his time growing up, being thrown out of lessons, his incredible varied career and how he plays Dame. 

You can see Clive in Dick Whittington at the Hackney Empire this season (19/20) Click here for tickets https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/dick-whittington/

Ep 45 - Mark James

Ep 45 - Mark James

September 26, 2019

Magician, entertainer and pantomime star Mark James is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me how much he loves performing for families, his famous BGT act and how he's never missed a single performance. 

You can see Mark performing in Aladdin at the Malvern Theatre (19/20). Click here for tickets https://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/aladdin/

You can find out more about Mark and where he's performing by going to his website https://www.mark-james.org.uk/home.html

and Twitter https://twitter.com/markjamesmagic

 

Ep 44 - Eric Potts

Ep 44 - Eric Potts

September 19, 2019

Writer, Actor, Director and Dame Eric Potts is my guest in this weeks episode. We chat about timing, who helped during his career and how he keeps appearing on our TV sets in different guises. 

You can follow Eric on Twitter https://twitter.com/comedypotts

You can see Eric performing three different plays (The Ladykillers, Dear Uncle and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) at The Theatre By The Lake in Keswick. Click here for tickets https://www.theatrebythelake.com/whats-on

And Eric will be staring in the Pantomime Snow White for the 2019-20 season at Manchester Opera House. Click here for tickets https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white/opera-house-manchester/

 

Ep 43 - Martin Barrass

Ep 43 - Martin Barrass

September 12, 2019

Film, TV and theatre actor Martin Barrass is my guest this week. He tells me how he first became involved with the York Theatre Royal pantomime, his love of physical comedy and how a horrendous accident almost killed him. And we’re so glad he's here to tell the tale. 

You can see Martin playing the role of Queen in this years pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the York Theatre Royal, click below for tickets

https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/sleeping-beauty/

 

Ep 42 - Asa Elliott

Ep 42 - Asa Elliott

September 5, 2019

Singer and actor Asa Elliott is my guest this week. He tells me how his love of singing catapulted him to fame on one of ITV's biggest shows Benidorm (and its sell out tour Benidorm Live), his late start in pantomime and his relationship with the public. 

You can find out more about Asa on Facebook, Twitter and his website

https://www.facebook.com/MrAsaElliott/

https://twitter.com/asaelliott

https://www.asaelliott.com

And you can see Asa in panto this year (19/20) at the Liverpool Empire. Click here to book tickets

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/peter-pan/liverpool-empire/

 

Ep 41 - Scott McKenzie (Molly Limpets)

Ep 41 - Scott McKenzie (Molly Limpets)

August 29, 2019

Today Molly Limpet’s celebrate their 19th birthday. In this episode I chat with Scott McKenzie who talks about what life is like in one of the largest costume houses in Europe. 

You can find more details out about everything Scott and his hard working team on their website

https://www.mollylimpets.com 

Twitter https://twitter.com/mollylimpets

 

Ep 40 - Craig Garner

Ep 40 - Craig Garner

August 22, 2019

Movie and stage star Craig Garner is my guest for this episode. He tells me all about how he got started in the business, the difficulties that being a little person in a large theatre can bring and his emotional performance at the London Palladium last year. 

You can see Craig this year (19/20) at the Birmingham Hippodrome in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Click here to book tickets https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/snow-white-the-seven-dwarfs/

And you can follow Craig on Twitter https://twitter.com/craiggarner85

Ep 39 - Nigel Ellacott

Ep 39 - Nigel Ellacott

August 15, 2019

Swansea born Nigel Ellacott has become part of pantomime royalty. We chat about his rise to fame, how he lost his welsh accent and the wonderful website he created that we all use. 

He's performing this year (19/20) in Sleeping Beauty at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Here's a link for tickets https://venuecymru.co.uk/sleeping-beauty-0

Here's a link to Nigel's Twitter http://twitter.com/IBYNigel

And of course the extensively researched and updated It's Behind You http://www.its-behind-you.com