Panto animation by Daniel Hanton

Eric D Potts​


​Actor/Writer/Director/Tutor​

Pantomime Dame

Eric has appeared as Dame in 26 pantomimes over the years, often having written and directed the show as well.  Appearing in venues across the country from Glasgow to Bristol, Liverpool to Wimbledon he has been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in the business including Dame Edna Everage, Barbara Windsor, Bradley Walsh, Craig Revel Horwood, Cilla Black, David Hasselhoff, Priscilla Presley, Paddy McGuiness and many others. 


Television & Radio Regular

With roles as a series regular in Coronation Street and Brookside as well as many appearances in some of the nation’s favourite TV shows including Casualty, Emmerdale, Still Game, Doctor Who, Citizen Khan and many others Eric is a well known face wherever he goes.  He can also be heard regularly on BBC Radio Drama productions having recorded over 40 different radio plays and programmes.



Theatre Performer

Having trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, stage work was always going to be Eric’s first choice when it came to performing.  He has appeared at many of the country’s top repertory theatres and touring venues as well as in London’s West End and abroad.  Playing roles as diverse as Falstaff in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and Polonious in “Hamlet” to Les Dawson in “Cissie & Ada” and Stegasaurus in David Wood’s “The Meg & Mog Show” Eric’s versatility has served him well during his 33 years in the business!

Latest News - ​

It is with real sadness that Eric has to announce that the tour of "By the Waters of Liverpool" has had to be suspended indefinitely due to the on-going Coronavirus situation.  The producers very much hope the tour will be able to proceed at some point in the future but at the moment there is no definite news on that front.  Eric would like to thank the producers - Pulse Records and Bill Elms for the fabulous work they have done on this show and his fellow cast members who he very much hopes to work with again in the very near future.  Watch this space for any further debelopments regarding this production.


 Link to tour dates & venues here - http://www.bythewatersofliverpool.com/

Scriptwriting 2020

As a seasoned and prolific script-writer watch this space for news on which venues Eric will be scripting pantomimes for this year...including a number of productions for the wonderful team at Imagine Theatre.