Having previously appeared as Andy in the English premiere of Tony Roper’s fabulous Scottish comedy at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham in 1988, Eric was invited back to direct a new production in 2004. Again the show proved a huge hit with the Lancashire audiences.
Eric directed a major community production of this feel-good musical at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury starring Vikki Michelle as Miss Hannigan & the wonderful Dave Lee as Daddy Warbucks alongside a cast of over 200 locals!
Embarking on a national tour in the spring of 2014 and showcasing the talents of a cast comprised entirely of little people the response to the tour was overwhelmingly positive from audiences and critics alike with Warwick keen to mount another production when his schedule allows.
Link to the promotional video for the tour here - https://youtu.be/py-_3zMnlOI
“See How They. Run”
Eric was very proud to direct this, the inaugural production of the Reduced Height Theatre Company established by old friend,Warwick Davis.
“Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live”
Eric was delighted to direct (and voice Sebastian the Aubergine) this touring stage adaptation of the hugely successful CBeebies series starring Ben Faulks.
David Hasselhoff live at the O2 Arena.
Eric directed this concert at the Indigo Room in London’s O2 arena. He was then asked by The Hoff to direct his tour of Europe and Australia but was unavailable due to other work commitments.
Eric acted as Director, Co-producer and compere for a series of concerts staged across southern Cyprus.
Link to the sensational Sheila Ferguson performing in one of Lyceum’s Cyprus concerts during 2016.
A packed Pissouri Amphitheatere for X-Factor winner Sam Bailey supported by Steve Walls & Marc Bolton.
Eric has written & directed the pantomime at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock for the past three years for Imagine Theatre. As well as this he has also written scripts for their shows in Halifax, Leicester, Greenock, Rotherham, Falkirk & Porthcawl
“Pantos on Strike”
Eric directed and co-wrote this hugely successful production at the Manchester Opera House as well as appearing as Dame. We had a very special guest on stage during the song-sheet on the Press Night too - as can be seen below.
“The Easter Funny Show”
Eric directed this fabulously mad-cap Easter adventure at the Manchester Opera House. It starred John Thompson, Tam Ryan & Steve Royle.
Eric working on his script with our Ugly Sisters, Gregor Fisher & Tony Roper at Gregor’s home in rural France.
The First Family creative team - L-R - Paul Clapp (Photographer), Kevin Wood, (producer/Chief Executive), Laura Barrowcliff (Associate Producer), Eric Potts ( Script Writer/Director), George Wood (Associate Producer).
First Family Entertainment
Eric was Script writer and creative associate with FFE from 2005 to 2017.