The wonderful Anita Harris is my guest for this episode. She tells me what it was like working in Las Vegas as a youngster, the privilege of being in the wings watching so many household names and how a chance meeting led to her being part of movie history.
You can follow Anita on Twitter https://twitter.com/theanitaharris
Comedy actor, writer and singer Neil Hurst is this weeks guest. He tells me all about how he started incorporating comedy in to his act, sustaining panto injuries and dealing with form filling after a song sheet.
You can find more about Neil at his website https://www.neilhurst.com
You can follow him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/neilhurstactor
And you can see him this year (2021/22) at Hull New Theatre, Click here to book tickets https://www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/snow-white-and-seven-dwarfs
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 https://www.bridspa.com/events/?entry=spx_256203
You can find more about Joe at his website http://joestanderline.co.uk
Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/standerline
And purchase his books https://www.amazon.co.uk/Joe-Standerline/e/B0034Q3X2Y%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
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
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 http://www.russbrownmagic.com
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 https://www.instagram.com/missroryblvd/?hl=en
You can see Miss Rory on stage at Sunderland in Snow White (2021-22) https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/snow-white/sunderland-empire/
And also at Boulevard in Newcastle
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 https://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/tour/l/31358/_laugh_me_a_laugh
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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 (2021-22) with this link https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/beauty-and-the-beast
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