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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 “Cassie & 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 - ​

Eric will shortly be starting rehearsals for the national tour of “By the Waters of Liverpool” - the stage adaptation of Helen Forrester’s autobiographical novel of the same name.  Set in the years leading up to the beginning of World War Two this wonderful piece of theatre tells of Helen’s struggle to free herself from the shackles of a domineering mother, to make h​er mark in the world and, ultimately, to find love.  A wonderfully moving and gripping tale of ho​pe against adversity the production is touring across the UK from March until May.

 Link to tour dates & venues here -

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.