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Overtime with Joe Parker dives into the arena of high school sports, providing an in-depth look into big games, teams, players and coaches in North Atlanta. Special guests are featured each episode to go beyond the wins and losses and deliver a comprehensive look into their programs. Parker is a sports reporter with Appen Media Group in Alpharetta, Georgia. He covers 19 schools in North Fulton and Forsyth Counties.
 
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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.…
 
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/dannyrogers…
 
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 Sunderla…
 
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…
 
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) http…
 
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 (2…
 
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 perf…
 
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 j…
 
In this episode the versatile circus performer and magician Andrew Van Buren talks about the history of his family and the parallels with the inventor of circus Philip Astley, shyness and possibly the most moving song sheet story you'll ever hear. You can find more about Andrew and the family history at the website https://www.vanburen.org.uk Andre…
 
The Welsh Prince of Laughter, Wyn Calvin is my guest for this episode. Recorded a week before his 95th birthday, Wyn tells me how he got started in the business, sharing some of his wonderful stories and advice for performers. I would like to thank Wyn and his wife Carole for their hospitality and to David Lloyd-Jones for making this interview poss…
 
Children's television legend Basil Brush is my guest for this episode. We talk about who he's loved working with over the years, his various 'Misters' and winning over audiences. Basil is appearing in Cinderella at Theatre Royal Windsor, click here to book tickets https://theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/cinderella-2020/ You can find out more about Basil …
 
Celebrating 50 years in the business, legendary Pantomime Dame, comedy historian and radio presenter Paul Harris is my guest for this episode. We chat about his famous book (that should be gracing your shelves), the feedback he was given by his science teacher at an after dinner speech and why you should never ask Paul for help with a chandelier. Y…
 
Father and son double act Simmons and Simmons are my guests for this penultimate episode of this series. In this episode we talk about Keith’s 50th pantomime and Ben’s 20th, how joining the act happened and how their partnership has evolved. You can find more about them and where they're next performing at their website http://www.simmonsandsimmons…
 
Theatre Director Ken Alexander is my guest for this episode. We talk about writing & editing pantomime, getting the best from his crew and the biggest difference between pantomime in Scotland and England. You can follow Ken on his Twitter https://twitter.com/kenalexdirect You can book tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at the Gaiety Ayr (20-21) here ht…
 
World renowned ukulele player and pantomime star Andy Eastwood is my guest for this episode. He tells me how he was first introduced to this wonderful little instrument, being taught to self edit from the master of comedy and his love of performing pantomime. You can find more about Andy at his website http://www.andyeastwood.com You can follow him…
 
Actor, impersonator, writer, historian, Pantomime Dame, West End star, Small Screen star and Movie Star (it's a long list) the very amusing David Benson is my guest for this weeks episode. We talk about his long career, what it was like to perform for Her Majesty and writing pantomime. We do talk about some adult themes in this episode, so whilst n…
 
The hilarious (and very fast talking) Kev Orkian is my guest for this episode. He tells me what happens when you have a well educated child up for the song sheet, his academy to teach the noble art of panto to the next generation and what it's like to perform pantomime to an international audience. You can follow Kev on Twitter https://twitter.com/…
 
Hollywood movie star and pantomime actor Chris Rankin is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me about his first day on the set of Harry Potter, his love of villainy and the pantomime performers who were the inspiration for his career. You can follow Chris on Twitter https://twitter.com/chrisrankin His YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/t…
 
Award winning Pantomime producer Paul Hendy is my guest for this episode. He tells me about his first role in pantomime, which was playing King Rat at the age of 18, how he helped Ant & Dec to stage one of TV's biggest wind ups during a pantomime and I can promise you'll never watch a blockbuster Hollywood film in the same way again. I would also l…
 
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…
 
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 hi…
 
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-th…
 
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 tru…
 
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 Ho…
 
Pianist, composer and actor Bobby Crush is this weeks guest. In this episode he tells me about his meteoric rise to the stage of the London Palladium, his most famous composition and the benefits of having large hands! You can see Bobby playing Dame Dolly at the Kenneth More Theatre Ilford this season (19/20) Book tickets using this link https://re…
 
Singer and songwriter Joe McElderry is this weeks guest. We chat about his love of panto, his rapid rise to fame and how he looks after his famous voice. You can see where Joe is performing and more about him on his website https://www.joemcelderryofficial.com You can follow Joe on Twitter https://twitter.com/joemcelderry91 and you can see him in p…
 
The ever so naughty David Dale is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me what life was like in the drag scene of the 80's, his breakthrough role in one the biggest television shows and his famous doll creations. There are a couple of naughty words in this episode, so you have been warned. You can order your very own Diva Dolly by contacting D…
 
Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett is this weeks guest. He tells me about how a certain television show propelled him to national fame, his love of pantomime and he tells me what life was really like on The Osmonds tour bus. You can find more about Steve, where he's performing and his personalised puppets on his website http://thestevehewlettshow.com…
 
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…
 
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 ht…
 
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/al…
 
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 an…
 
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 Beau…
 
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/M…
 
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…
 
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 Sev…
 
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 Nig…
 
The first ever three part Panto Podcast. Part One - I meet the indolent Doreen Tipton. After waiting almost 4 hours for her to get out of bed, she finally answered the front door and reluctantly agreed to be interviewed. Part Two - Comedy playwright David Tristram is my guest for the second part. We talk about his creation of Doreen and how the pro…
 
The 2019-20 GHSA kicks off this month, and one of the first teams to take the field this year is Alpharetta softball. On this episode, Joe is joined by Raiders’ head coach Edward Francis, outfielder Avery Camera, pitcher/first baseman Paige Tucci and short stop KK Farrar to discuss the upcoming season, a new playoff format for Region 7-6A and the g…
 
Shakespearean actor, writer, producer and pantomime Dame Paul Dunn is my guest this week. You can follow Paul on Twitter http://twitter.com/ThePaulDunn You can find out more about him and his writing at his website http://thepauldunn.co.uk And tickets for Aladdin at The Gala Theatre in Durham (19/20) are available at this link https://www.galadurha…
 
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