February 14, 2019
Following on from last weeks episode, I meet Brian Patton. We chat about his long lasting career, all the great people he's worked with, pantomime and the location of his fathers ashes.
Some of the stories are a little bit on the naughty side, but nothing too rude so you should be alright. Brian would also like to thank everyone for listening, and like Jimmy, would love you to view all their videos on YouTube. Also stay listening at the end for a little bit of a bonus.
Their book 'Laughing All Our Lives' is now available to buy on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/PATTON-BROTHERS-Laughing-All-Lives/dp/0244401667/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549902968&sr=8-1&keywords=patton+brothers
February 7, 2019
With a career spanning seven decades, Jimmy is one of half of the legendary Patton Brother. He talks about what life was like growing up with a father who was a successful comedian, forming a double act with his brother, then what is was like to have two more brothers watching you and how that influences them.
There are plenty of routines of The Patton Brothers on YouTube, something that Jimmy loves and would very much like you to watch his videos.
Brian Patton's episode will be next week.
January 24, 2019
With almost 40 years in the fashion design business, Paul was awarded Costume Designer of the Year at the 2018 Great British Pantomime Awards.
In this episode we talk about his love of all things theatrical, colour, growing up in a large coal mining town and of course pantomime.
You can see his designs at The Customs House South Shields in their next pantomime https://www.customshouse.co.uk/theatre/snow-white/
and find out more about Paul and the work he does at http://www.foxandshriek.com/index.html
January 18, 2019
Pantomime and West End star David Leonard is my guest in this weeks episode. We talk about what it's like being a baddie, how he got the role of Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda and going into rehearsals without a complete script.
This is David's 29th year performing in pantomime at York Theatre Royal. The Grand Old Dame of York is running until 2nd Feb, grab a ticket (if you can) at https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/event/grand_old_dame_of_york.php
December 28, 2018
After winning Britain's Got Talent, Ashleigh was given top star billing alongside her trusted dog Pudsey, but having never really appeared on a stage before she tells her story of what it was like. We also talk a lot about dogs of course.
To follow Ashleigh, please go to her Twitter https://twitter.com/ashleighnsully
December 20, 2018
Legend of TV and stage, Matthew Kelly is my special guest for the christmas episode of The Panto Podcast. We chat about his life as a child and the dressing up box, phones in the theatre and the shocking reason why he's not doing pantomime at the moment.
I would like to thank him for his valuable time in between performances of the play The Habit of Art.
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