43 days until panto…

I am getting super fit for panto this year! With so many shows ahead I know it is vital to stay in shape.

I recently ran the Great North Run with my Dad and I’ve also just taken part in the 2013 “ECHO Challenge”. The ECHO race was interesting…a beautiful but very tough cross country course. It was supposed to be 6k but I took a wrong turning in a forest and ended up running 7.5k!! 

Here’s a snap of me crossing the line with brother-in-law Jon.

For more information about ECHO - a great charity I’m proud to be an Ambassador for - check out my fundraising page.

Love, Phil x 

66 days until panto!

Check out this photo from our recent Panto Press Launch!  All the gang together for the first time….it won’t be long until we’re side by side on the famous Marlowe stage. Just 66 days to go!

Phil x

73 days until panto!

I was invited along to a fantastic Family Fun Day recently in Deal. It was at the Betteshanger Social Club and all in aid of two good causes - The MPS Society UK and Demelza House Children’s Hospice.

These are charities very close to the heart of the friends and family of little Gracie Sims. Gracie is the beautiful granddaughter of The Marlowe Theatre’s own Sylvia Sims.

Here’s a picture of me with Gracie and her loving family:

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Thank you Sylvia and family - for the invitation to a lovely, inspirational day.

Phil x 

98 days until panto!

Filming has just wrapped on Mister Maker Around the World. All of the production team have worked so hard and we’re incredibly excited about the new show!

One of the last days of filming saw our friend Mister Maker spend a thrilling day in London. Here he is outside Buckingham Palace:

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Back in Canterbury, we’re getting very close to the press launch of Jack And The Beanstalk - stay tuned to this blog for more information coming soon!

Phil x

134 days until Panto!

Three things have happened this week…

1. I had a great day at the Kent County Show with The Marlowe Theatre team. Here’s a picture of me with lovely Annette. It was super hot on Sunday but a great time was had by all. 

2. I went to see Midnight Tango at The Marlowe with my Mum, Heather. She really enjoyed the evening - especially when Vincent Simone waved at her in the car park.

3. Ipswich Town beat Gillingham in a pre-season friendly. Ben Roddy 1 - 0 Phil Gallagher….

Phil x 

151 days until panto…

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Me on set in sunny Rochester this week! 151 days to go…

I’ve just returned home from filming our new Mister Maker series in Rio de Janeiro. What a beautiful country Brazil is. It was a real honour to film there and experience Rio for a fortnight. 

I’ve just been watching Brazil win the Fifa Confederations Cup tonight. The crowd noise was incredible. We’ll be hoping for similar noise levels inside the Marlowe this Christmas during panto time! 

One thing is for sure; with Ben and Lloyd (and Daisy the Cow) we’re guaranteed some very loud laughter within the great Marlowe auditorium…

Speak soon,

Phil x

170 days until panto…

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Hello, my name is Phil Gallagher and I am very proud to be part of the cast for this year’s pantomime at The Marlowe Theatre, Jack And The Beanstalk. I was born in Kent and went to Christ Church University, so performing in Canterbury this Christmas will be a dream come true.

But before panto, I’m lucky enough to be travelling across the globe, filming a new series for CBeebies - Mister Maker Around the World. I’ve already visited Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa. 

I’ve also been in Canterbury, sampling the atmosphere inside the brilliant Marlowe Theatre. Did you hear about our fabulous cast for the Panto? Ben Roddy, Lloyd Hollett, Jo Parsons, Gemma Sutton and Samantha Womack! We have been blessed with some incredible talent. It’s going to be a fantastic show, I can’t wait. Only 170 days to go…

Phil x