This year, 2016, will be my third consecutive panto season playing ‘principal boy’. I think it’s safe to say that I well and truly have ‘the panto bug’. I have been fortunate enough to play Peter Pan (Southborough 2014), Prince Charming (Rotherham Civic 2015) and now Aladdin at the Grand Opera House in York. As the years have passed by I have certainly grown and learnt from my experiences which I have collated below in the form of some top tips!
Carl is most well known for being 'that yellow one with the hat' - 1/5 of the popular children's musical group Go!Go!Go! The group were formed by Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman) and Steve Crosby (The brainchild behind the pop group Steps). Since launching in 2010 the band have completed two hugely successful West End runs and a seasons residency at Alton Towers Resort. In 2013 the band joined forces with Nickelodeon UK to film a series of pop videos for Nick Jr. Their songs can now be seen and heard daily on the channel. The guys are also regular faces on air, introducing upcoming shows and reading bedtime stories. Go!Go!Go! went on to complete 2 highly successful UK tours with a sold-out show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, attracting critical acclaim and a host of new fans. They also released their debut CD & DVD package, Radio Go!Go!Go! that entered the Top 75 in April and was only pipped to the top of the Children’s Chart by Disney’s Frozen! Carl and the band rounded off the year by signing to Universal Music – Malaysia and launched Go!Go!Go! in Kuala Lumpur with a series of live shows and television/radio performances. Pantomime credits include the role of ‘Peter Pan’ in Southborough and Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ at the Rotherham Civic Theatre. Carl is thrilled to be spending the Christmas season in beautiful York and adding ‘Aladdin’ to the list!