BY DANIEL CLARKSON, JEFFERSON TURNER AND RICHARD HURST
DIRECTED BY RICHARD HURST

Tour Dates

8 - 11 Dec
The Core at Corby Cube
17 Dec - 8 Jan
Apollo Theatre
London

About

The Olivier Award nominated festive celebration Potted Panto brings you Seven classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes!

In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington's London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.

It's all unmissable fun, whether you're six or 106.

‘A hoot of a show… Huge fun.’
Evening Standard

 

‘A blast of exuberant festive nonsense.’
The Financial Times
‘Dan and Jeff are masters of the art of comedic brevity.’
The Stage
‘Splendid to see this team of lovable japesters take up residence in the West End.’
The i
‘Dan and Jeff have been doing Potted shows for over a decade and it shows. They never put a foot wrong, but this melange of pantomimes is the jewel in their crown.’
Reviewsgate
‘Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner work superbly together… wonderfully mad box of delights.’
London Living Large
‘The hordes of children fall around with delight at the mixture of sarcasm and slapstick.’
The Times
‘Panto is Christmas and Potted Panto is up there with the best.’
Southwark News
‘I was genuinely howling with laughter. Delivers for audiences of all ages and provides a bit of much-needed escapism.’
North West End
‘A show full of enjoyably terrible jokes, manic costume changes, buckets of poo and a spirit of anarchic goodwill.’
Daily Telegraph
‘Deliciously festive fun for all… If all pantomime was this enjoyable, they’d have a convert here.’
Whatsonstage

DANIEL CLARKSON

Writer, Creator, Performer

According to Wikipedia, Daniel is a “British comedy actor, playwright and director with two Olivier nominations and a Blue Peter Badge.” Graduating from Bretton Hall, Daniel is probably best known for being one half of the comedy double act “Dan and Jeff”, renowned across the globe for their “Potted” stage shows as well as an 18-month residence in the CBBC office as their in-house presenters.

With four shows now under his belt (‘Potted Potter’, ‘Potted Pirates’, ‘Potted Panto’ and ‘Potted Sherlock’), he has received both audience and critical acclaim, having had sell-out seasons in both London’s West End and New York, and completed several successful international tours including a residency for ‘Potted Potter’ in Las Vegas where it won the Best of Las Vegas award for “Best New Production”.

Daniel’s latest creation ‘The Crown Live’ - a comic parody of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’ - originally opened in London in 2019 to high praise from audience and critics alike. Three seasons later and he’s thrilled that it’s now touring the US. He hopes it will act as a fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, a beloved monarch who will be deeply missed.

Daniel has made regular appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 - writing, performing and directing his unique brand of condensed comedy and was fortunate enough to spend six months in LA training and performing with The Upright Citizens Brigade. Over lockdown he co-wrote and performed as Judge Smudge in ‘Monster Court’, for CBBC filming the entire series in his dining room!

JEFFERSON TURNER

Writer, Creator, Performer

Jefferson has been messing about with Dan both on stage and screen since 2005.

He has appeared on TV with the tall one on such shows as Blue Peter (BBC), Richard & Judy (Channel 4), The Slammer (BBC) and Big Brother’s Little Brother (Channel 4), amongst others, as well as residing in the CBBC Office for all of 2009 and a little of 2010.

On stage he has co-written and starred in ‘Potted Potter’, ‘Potted Pirates’, and ‘Potted Panto’ with Dan. This has led to multiple US, UK & Global tours, critical acclaim, Olivier nominations, ‘Best of Las Vegas’ Awards, and sell-out West End runs. He also thoroughly enjoyed training with Second City, when they ventured across the pond to his City, here in London.

Jeff thinks he did other work before he met Dan, but Dan says anything Jeff did without him doesn’t matter any more.

 

 

RICHARD HURST

Director

Recipient of the RSC’s Buzz Goodbody Director Award and short-listed for The Guardian Award, two Olivier Awards, RTS comedy writing award. Directing includes Potted Panto, Potted Pirates, Girl and Dean, Pegabovine, Moon the Loon, The Edinburgh Love Tour, Bill Hicks: Slight Return, The Art of Success, Hamlet, Women Beware Women, Phaedra’s Love, Twelfth Night, Ripley Bogle, The Tempest. As a writer: Potted Pirates and Potted Panto (with Dan and Jeff); The Edinburgh Love Tour and Bill Hicks: Slight Return (with Chas Early); Hard Times and Ripley Bogle (adapted). 

For television: co-creator/writer of Bluestone 42 (BBC3), as co-writer Miranda (BBC1), The Rebel (Gold); as writer, three episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV2/ Showtime). Richard is currently working with Daniel Clarkson on The Pirate, the Princess and the Platypus to open at Polka Theatre in 2022.

LIAM JEAVONS

Alternate Performer

Originally from Birmingham, Liam trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), where he graduated in 2012. Since then Liam has worked across Theatre, TV, and Film, as well as performing on the stand-up comedy circuit.

He’s delighted to join the cast of ‘Potted Panto’ again.

Theatre:‘Park Bench Plays’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Loveplay’ (Minack), Mischief Theatre’s ‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ (West End & UK Tour), ‘Where Yow Frum’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Potted Panto’ (Garrick), ‘The 39 Steps’ (Lyric Belfast), ‘Accidental Brummie’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Primetime’ (Royal Court), ‘Owen Wingrave’ (Aldeburgh Music Festival), ‘Threeway’ (Old Red Lion), ‘Around The World in 80 Days’ (Vienna’s English Theatre).

Film and Television: ‘Sherwood’, ‘My Name is Leon’, ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘WPC 56’ (all BBC), ‘The Library’, and ‘A Stolen Moment’ (both Independent Films).

KEVIN YATES

Alternate Performer

Kevin Yates is a Non-Binary Actor (he/they) 

Training: Arts Educational Schools London.

Theatre: ‘Beautiful’ (UK Tour), ‘Potted Panto’ (Garrick), ‘Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert’ (UK Tour), ‘Queenz The Show With Balls’, ‘Shrek The Musical’, ‘RENT’ (The Other Palace & UK Tour).

Workshops: ‘GEEK! The Musical’, ‘Queenz The Show With Balls’, ‘History Boys’.

Television: BBC’s ‘Sound of Musicals’.

JACOB JACKSON

Mr Nut & Assistant Stage Manager

Jacob has been professionally acting and directing theatre since graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015. As well as performing for West End, Fringe and international audiences, he is a regular contributor to the UK’s largest satirical newspaper ‘The Daily Mash’ and its associated BBC and Dave TV shows ‘The Mash Report’ and 'Late Night Mash'.

Theatre credits include: Doctor Who: Time Fracture (Immersive Everywhere, BBC); Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho (UK tour, James Seabright Productions); Potted Panto (Garrick Theatre); Little Miss Sunshine (UK tour, Selladoor); Jurassic World: The Exhibition (Universal); NewsRevue (Edinburgh Fringe & Canal Theatre); Feel More (Proforca Theatre); The Tiger Who Came to Tea (UK and International tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Unicorn Theatre); Monopoly Lifesized (Selladoor); In Soft Wings (Seven Dials Playhouse); The Kissing Dance (Rose & Crown Theatre); Absent (DreamThinkSpeak).

CHARLOTTE PAYNE

Fairy & Assistant Stage Manager

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (BA Musical Theatre) & CBS dance. 

Charlotte is a Musical Theatre actor and vocal coach from Essex. She began performing with the West End Kids at prestigious events such as West End Live and at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 arena. 

Recent credits: Peter Pan Live (GoingLive.TV), Chamber Musical Concert (Garrick Theatre West End), Summertime Cinders (Thorington Theatre), Potted Panto (Garrick Theatre West End and Southwark Playhouse) Squad Goals (Dagenham and Redbridge FC), The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum), Lead Singer for Norwegian Cruise Line, Soloist for RYCA: Refresh.

Recording Credits: The First Chris Moose (Jon Hare); Flight of Passage & Na’vi River Journey (Walt Disney World); Hoods: A Musical (Drew Jaymeson and Kevan Frost) and Shoot… Bang (John Victor in association with Perfect Pitch.)

SIMON SCULLION

Set Designer

Trained at Wimbledon School of Art and was a Theatre Design Finalist for the Linbury Prize.

Most recent credits include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo and tour), Showstopper! (Apollo) and Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road (Trafalgar Studios). Other theatre credits include The Father (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), The Leisure Society (Trafalgar Studios), Potted Panto (Vaudeville), Murder on the Nile (UK tour), Alarms and Excursions (UK tour), Peppa Pig Live (tour), Lazytown Live (tour), Quartermaine’s Terms (UK tour), Quartet (UK tour), Larkrise (tour) and Elizabeth and Raleigh: Late but Live (Edinburgh Festival). simonscullion.co.uk

NICKY BUNCH

Costume Designer

Nicky trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama She has designed many productions for LAMDA & Mountview drama schools.

Design credits include: The Little Witch (The Place), Egusi Soup (Bury St Edmunds & UK Tour), Faust (E15), Fragile (Coventry Belgrade), Shiverman (Theatre 503), When Did You Last See My Mother (Trafalgar Studios 2), The Long Goodbye (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs), Guys & Dolls (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Well (Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue), Frankenstein (Sheffield Crucible & Tour). nickybunch.co.uk

TIM MASCALL

Lighting Designer

West End credits include: Why The Whales Came (Pinter); Well (Apollo); Ruby Wax: Losing It (Duchess); The Vagina Monologues (Wyndhams); Potted Panto (Garrick and Vaudeville); Eric And Little Ern (Vaudeville); Derren Brown: Enigma (Adelphi); Evening Of Wonder (Garrick); Infamous (Palace); Miracle (Palace); and Something Wicked This Way Comes (Old Vic). Other London credits include: Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson, Ruby Wax: Out

Of Her Mind, Fully Committed and Without You (Menier Chocolate Factory) The Importance Of Being Earnest (Regents Park Open Air) and Invincible (St James). Further UK credits include: Lionboy (Complicite), Long Day’s Journey Into Night, A Taste Of Honey, Kill Jonny Glendenning and Faith Healer (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), The Real Thing and Good Grief (Theatre Royal Bath), Pavilion; Orpheus Descending; and Lord Of The Flies (Theatre Clwyd). Opera credits include: The Cunning Little Vixen (Garsington); Aida (Opera Holland Park); The Gamblers and Peter Grimes (Royal Festival Hall). timmascall.com

TOM LISHMAN

Sound Designer

Tom’s work in the West End has included Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, The Caretaker, Pete And Dud Come Again, Medea, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Brief Lives, Twelve Angry Men, The Gin Game, Taking Sides, A Letter of Resignation, Life Support , The Hothouse, The Rivals, Vita and Virginia, Hobson’s Choice and Rope. He designed sound for Ashes to Ashes (Royal Court), The Great Game: Afghanistan, Not Black & White, Broken Glass, Women Power & Politics and Greta Garbo Came To Donegal (Tricycle), I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Royal Opera House Linbury Studio), A Tainted Dawn, Bill Shakespeare’s Italian Job, A British Subject and Potted Sherlock and Shakespeare Untold (Edinburgh Festival), The Farm, Those Magnificent Men, The Falling Sky (New Perspectives), To Town Hall Cherubs (BAC), and five seasons of operas for Grange Park Opera, as well as productions for pantomimes and numerous repertory theatres. Tom has created almost 60 sound designs for Chichester Festival Theatre.

PHIL INNES

Composer

Phil is a composer, sound-designer and sound-artist working across multiple platforms. He is a BA Music graduate from Falmouth University. Credits include The Trench (Collective Arts); Barabas (Hall for Cornwall); Walk With Me (Kneehigh); Everyman (Tangle); The Magic Beanstalk (Light Theatre); Potted Potter; Potted Pirates; and Potted Sherlock; The Cold Truth; Poison; Enduring Lies (Effervescent); and Lonely Not Alone (The Co-op Foundation). Phil is a member of the Ludi Electric Guitar Quartet.