"Sleeping Beauty" - Manchester 2020

Eric as The Queen in "Sleeping Beauty" at the Opera House in Manchester 2020-21.

Panto Appearances

The truly British entertainment phenomenon that is pantomime has become a major part of Eric’s career over the past 25 years.  This page showcases many of the productions in which he has appeared including these shots from , “Snow White” at the Manchester Opera House in 2019.

Panto Podcast  -  2019

Eric was thrilled to be asked to be a guest on this great podcast series featuring regular pantomime performers.  Below is a link to his episode recorded at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick in autumn of 2019, interviewed by Hayden Parker. 


First Frock! 

Eric in his first pantomime playing Fairy Godmother in an amateur production of "Cinderella" at the Harbour Arts Centre in his home town of Irvine on the west coast of Scotland.  

Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodrome starring Barbara Windsor and Andy Ford.  

“Cinderella” - Coliseum Theatre, Oldham. 

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe - 1999/2000

Eric appeared as King Cuthbert in  "Jack & the Beanstalk" at the Crewe Lyceum over the millenium season. 

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury - 2001 & 2002

Eric appeared as Widow Twankey in "Aladdin" and Sarah the Cook in "Dick Whittington" over two seasons produced by Kevin Wood at the old Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.  Both were very happy experiences and began a long and enjoyable friendship with Kevin Wood.  Eric was brought in to replace the wonderful Colin Devereaux, (Dockyard Doris) who had been scheduled to play dame but had to pull out of the production due to ill-health. Both shows also featured the fabulous and sadly missed Dave Lee. 

First Family Entertainment - 2005 - 2017

Eric began as a writer, Director & performer with FFE at its formation in 2005.  He soon joined the creative team as chief script writer and creative associate until the company was sold in 2017.