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Eric D Potts​


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 - ​

Pantomime 2020-21

Eric is delighted to announce that he will be appearing as The Queen in "Sleeping Beauty" at the beautiful Opera House in Manchester over the festive season 2020-21.  Given the current Covid situation this was not a show that was expected to go ahead but it promises to be a real festive frolic with all necessary social distancing measures put in place. 


"By the Waters of Liverpool" ​

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 developments regarding this production.

 Link to tour dates & venues here -

Scriptwriting 2020

Due to the on-going Coronavirus situation all productions from Imagine Theatre including the four written by Eric and "Aladdin" at the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock which he should have been directing have now been postponed until the 2021 season.  Eric can't wait to get back working with the Imagine team in the New Year and helping to create a bigger, better and thoroughly fabulous Panto season.