The Panto Podcast
Ep 61 - Mark Whitney

Ep 61 - Mark Whitney

February 14, 2020

Preparing for semi-retirement, circus owner Mark Whitney is my guest for this episode. 

Here’s a link for his Twitter page

https://twitter.com/mrmarkwhitney

And you can find out when Planet Circus is coming to a town near you http://planetcircus.uk

 

Ep 60 - Phil Walker

Ep 60 - Phil Walker

February 7, 2020

With 16 pantomimes under his belt, former Bluecoat, comedian and writer Phil Walker is my guest this week. 

We talk about summer seasons, performing to children and what life was like growing up with a famous Dad. 

You can find more about Phil at his website www.phil-walker.com

You can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/Philwalkercomic

And you can order his book The Snots here http://tiny.cc/njzuiz

 

Ep 59 - Joseph Hodgkinson

Ep 59 - Joseph Hodgkinson

January 31, 2020

Actor, director and vocalist Joseph Hodgkinson is my guest for this episode. We talk about crafting the role of baddie, his Boy George tribute and having a sleep over in a theatre. 

You can find more about Joseph at his Facebook page, just search for Joseph Hodgkinson

and his Instagram https://instagram.com/joseph_hodgkinson

Ep 58 - Andy Ford

Ep 58 - Andy Ford

January 24, 2020

Entering his 51st year as a performer, Pantomime legend Andy Ford is my guest for this episode.

He tells me how he went from entertaining other children in his back garden to appearing at the Royal Variety Performance. We also talk extensively about pantomime and his love of comedy.

You can find out more about Andy, where he's touring and to buy his DVD's at https://www.andyfordcomedian.com

His Confidence Through Comedy course https://www.confidencethroughcomedy.com

and you can follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/andyfordlive

 

Ep 57 - Richard Aucott

Ep 57 - Richard Aucott

January 17, 2020

Pantomime Dame for over 20 years,  Richard Aucott is this weeks guest. 
we talk about his love of this wonderful art form, his costume making and how forced cods aren’t for him. 

You can follow Richard on his Twitter 

www.twitter.com/damerichard 

Ep 56 - David Burton

Ep 56 - David Burton

January 10, 2020

Appearing in his 50th professional pantomime in 2019, David Burton tells me how being the son of a Tiller Girl and comedian gave him a good grounding to get into the business. We talk about writing comedy, his diagnosis of cancer and how he beat it and what was worse to work with, either an elderly animal or a troublesome actor. 

Ep 55 - Anne Hegerty

Ep 55 - Anne Hegerty

January 3, 2020

One of TV's best loved baddies Anne Hegerty is my guest for this weeks episode. We chat about how she surprisingly got into pantomime, how the public of all ages have taken to her and the full story behind that rather naughty question on The Chase.

You can follow Anne on Twitter https://twitter.com/anne_hegerty

Ep 54 - Jamie John

Ep 54 - Jamie John

December 27, 2019

The UK's only Drag Dwarf, Jamie John is my guest this week. We talk about his love of performing, his alter ego Miss DQ and confronting bullies. 

You can follow Jamie on Twitter https://twitter.com/jamiejohn4u

He's in pantomime at the Birmingham Hippodrome (19/20) click here to book tickets https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/snow-white-the-seven-dwarfs/#performances

And you can see Jamie performing in 2020 with The Ladyboys of Bangkok, click here to book tickets https://www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk/tour/

 

Ep 53 - Freddie Davies

Ep 53 - Freddie Davies

December 24, 2019

The legendary comedian Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies is my guest for this special Christmas episode. 

We chat at length about his career and he tells lots of lovely stories with many names that you'll might wish to google. I would also like to personally thank Freddie for his time, generosity and his enthusiasm for The Panto Podcast. 

Freddie is a true master of his craft and you can find more about him at his website http://freddiedavies.com

And you can buy his book, CD's and the DVD of Funny Bones at http://www.stageoneproductions.co.uk/index.htm

Ep 52 - Charlie Raine

Ep 52 - Charlie Raine

December 20, 2019

Singer, actress and presenter Charlie Raine is my guest this week. She tells me how she's battled against hearing loss since a child and how she prepares for pantomime by learning the entire script so she can lip read the other actors on stage. This is a truly inspirational story that I'm very proud to share. 

Charlie is performing at The Customs House South Shields as Sniffy The Skunk, click here to book tickets https://www.customshouse.co.uk/theatre/snow-white/

You can follow Charlie on Twitter https://twitter.com/charlieraine6

And here's a link to her YouTube page which teaches sign language for all ages https://www.youtube.com/BSLcharlie

 

 

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