Jack of all trades, superior in all!...
“This is what drives me. I get up every morning excited and enjoy every aspect of pantomime”
Paul Hendy is an actor, a critically acclaimed author with 2 novels under his belt, a TV presenter, Producer and Director, a man
of many talents and a keen supporter, champion and veteran of pantomime - he even has his own pantomime production company
called Evolution Productions which he runs with his wife Emily Wood. Evolution specialise in bespoke, high quality productions and have worked with stars such as Nigel Havers, Stephen Mulhern, Rita Simons, Shaun Williamson, Wendi Peters, Joe Swash, Bonnie Langford and Liza Goddard to name just a few. As director, Hendy is not the puppet master, but the sculptor, working with the actors to create a great theatrical experience for the whole family, rather than dictating what they should and shouldn't do.
Paul is no stranger to TV and hosted The Disney Club on ITV for 4 years and for another 4 years from 1998 Paul took to ITV prime time along with Davina McCall hosting the series Don't Try This at Home. In 2001 he took over hosting duties from John Leslie on the ITV gameshow Wheel of Fortune working alongside Terri Seymour. His other TV credits include Diggit, Parallel 9, Dear Mr Baker and Stash. Paul has also worked as a reporter for GMTV and This Morning.
In addition to the pantomimes below that Paul has personally appeared in he has also written, produced and directed countless others.
1984 - King Rat in Dick Whittington at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood
1985 - Brokers Man in Cinderella at the Tameside Theatre, Ashton Under Lyne
1986 - Billy in Robinson Crusoe at the Tameside Theatre, Ashton Under Lyne
1987 - Buttons in Cinderella at the Charnwood Theatre in Loughborough
1988 - Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Scunthorpe Civic Centre
1989 - Billy in Robinson Crusoe at the Lyceum Theatre in Crewe
1990 - Buttons in Cinderella at the Tameside Theatre , Ashton Under Lyne
1992 - Wishee Washee in Aladdin at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford
1993 - Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the Royal Spa Lemington
1994 - Buttons in Cinderella at the New Theatre in Hull
1995 - Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the White Rock in Hastings
1996 - Billy in Mother Goose at the Opera House in Belfast
1998 - Silly Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Wycombe Swan in High Wycombe
1999 - Muddles in Snow White at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley
2000 - Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz at the Richmond Theatre in London
2001 - Wishee Washee in Aladdin at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury
2002 - Muddles in Snow White at the Wolverhampton Gran
2003 - Idle Jack in Dick Whittington at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford
2005 - Wishee Washee in Aladdin at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford
2006 - Buttons in Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford
Click below to hear an interview with Paul from 2013 discussing life as a panto Producer