chris gidney

Chris has spent a lifetime in the profession as entertainer, producer and author, working with numerous artistes from the legendary Frank Sinatra to Sir Cliff Richard. Chris comes from a show business family and at age nine formed a comedy magic double-act with his father. Joining London’s West-End in 1980 he enjoyed twelve consecutive London productions before moving to BBC Television, working on such classic programmes as `Blue Peter` and `That’s Life`. Chris has authored 28 best-selling books with classic entertainers, and has written for the BBC and a number of newspapers and periodicals. As a Director and Producer, Chris is responsible for a number of stage, television and radio productions, and he is in demand as a themed producer by the major cruise lines.

Chris formed the showbiz charity CIE in 1982 which provides backstage support for professionals. Chris`s passion has always been Pantomime where he loves seeing the whole family come together in laughter and fun every year. Chris has produced and Directed over 30 pantomimes and is looking forward to many more to come.