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Eric trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has appeared at most of the country’s top repertory theatres and touring venues.

Eric has recently completed the long summer season at the beautiful Theatre by the Lake in Keswick playing One-Round in The Ladykillers, Mr Boo in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice and Julian Touchweston-Smith in Dear Uncle. Other theatre credits include Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, The Threepenny Opera and The Ancient Secret of Youth and The Five Tibetans, (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); five summer seasons for Stafford Festival Shakespeare; Privates On Parade, (Theatre Royal, Brighton); Pantos On Strike at the Opera House in Manchester (also writer and director) Oliver! at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (with Ron Moody as Fagin) Happy End (Clwyd Theatre, Cymru and Welsh tour); Absent Friends (Opera House, Jersey); Reg in all three of Ayckbourn’s Norman Conquests (Grand Theatre, Swansea and Civic Theatre, Darlington); Little Shop Of Horrors, The Crucible, The Sound Of Music and Oliver! (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Cabaret and Good (Gateway Theatre, Chester);The Slab Boys (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and Scottish tour); Androcles and The Lion (Bristol Old Vic); The Steamie (Nottingham Playhouse) and 26 different productions at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham.

Eric’s West End and touring productions include Good Golly Miss Molly (Arts Theatre, London); The Witches (Duke of York’s, London and tour); The Meg & Mog Show (Arts Theatre) and national tours of By the Waters of Liverpool, Cissie & Ada, Doctor In The House, Cash On Delivery, Art, When We Are Married, Charley’s Aunt, Run For Your Wife, Noddy, Deathtrap and Kolbe. Eric also directed the national tour of See How They Run for Warwick Davis’s Reduced Height Theatre Company.

His television appearances include Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures); Mount Pleasant (Sky TV); The Find Out Line (Handle & Spout Productions); Casualty, Citizen Khan, Dear Green Place, Doctor Who, Last Of The Summer Wine, Still Game (BBC); Emmerdale, My Spy Family, The Royal, Heartbeat, Wilmot, The Royal Today and Steel River Blues (Yorkshire TV); Christmas Lights, Springhill and The Smiths (Granada TV); Peak Practice (Central); Brookside (Mersey TV); Get A Grip (Phil McIntyre TV for ITV). Eric is best known for his portrayal of baker, Diggory Compton in Coronation Street.

As well as other directing and producing work Eric is in much demand as a pantomime dame, appearing in Wimbledon, Manchester, Woking, Oldham, Nottingham, Crewe, Canterbury, Stoke, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and Bristol, regularly taking on the additional roles of writer and director.

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As a director Eric has worked on many shows in venues across the country from Kilmarnock to Bromley as well as national tours including the inaugural tour of Warwick Davis’ “Reduced Height Theatre Company” and their production of “See How They Run.”  Favourite directing commissions include “The Steamie” at the Coliseum Theatre in Oldham, “Annie” at the Marlowe Theatre in Ca​nterbury, “Panto’s on Strike” & “The Easter Funny Show” both at the Opera House, Manchester, the national tour of  “Mr Bloom Live” for Munchkin Productions and “Dick Whittington” at the New Wimbledon Theatre with Dame Edna Everage, a production he also wrote.

Eric has had much success as a writer with his work being performed regularly across the country. He is currently finishing off the script for a new musical which he will be directing prior to a national tour in 2021. He is regarded as one of Britain’s top pantomime script writers having written over 60 shows across the country featuring major stars such as Cilla Black, Bradley Walsh, Priscilla Presley, David Hasselhoff, Barbara Windsor, Mickey Rooney,  John Thompson and many others.  


Photo by Ronni Menzies Stirling - @RMSglasgow

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