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The Stage Podcast: Panto special with Sharon D Clarke, Susie McKenna and Lyn Gardner

The Stage Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and Podbean

In our sparkly pantomime special, Doctor Who star Sharon D Clarke and her wife, panto expert Susie McKenna, discuss their enduring love for the art form and recall how they first met on a show at the Hackney Empire 20 years ago.

Lyn Gardner and Tim Bano try to convince Christmas grinch Rosemary Waugh to embrace her inner Buttons.

Plus, after a failed bid to run off and join the circus, Fergus Morgan tries his hand at becoming a pantomime dame, with some (very patient) help from the Lyric Hammersmith’s Carl Mullaney.

The Stage Podcast, hosted by Tim Bano, is presented in association with Charcoalblue and is available on, iTunesSpotify and Podbean.

The next episode of The Stage podcast will be available in January.