Andy Potter Wins Rave Reviews


Quality Engineer Gets Standing Ovation

As you’ll probably be aware by now, our Quality Engineer, Andy Potter, has quite a talent for amateur dramatics. When he’s not puzzling over measurements and dimensions here at RP, there is nowhere else he’d rather be than on stage somewhere, acting, singing, or dancing.

Fresh from his recent performance at the Dormston Theatre in Sedgley, where he played former British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, in Made in Dagenham, Andy has now made his long-awaited return to the stage with his latest project.

Andy recently appeared in two short original comedy plays with Action Theatre Group. These plays were performed at Gig Mill Methodist Church Hall in Stourbridge on 30th September and 1st October.

‘Minus 272’ and ‘It Never Rains’ were both written by local author, David Robertson, and had previously won awards at the Worcestershire Theatre Festival.

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In ‘Minus 272’, Andy played Tom, a betrayed husband who wants to teach his wife a lesson, and so he embarks on an ‘Extreme Tourism’ trip. He ends up becoming marooned on an ice planet 2 billion years into the future. His only companion is a partially damaged computer.

‘It Never Rains’ is a cautionary tale about the impact of global warming. A granddaughter and her grandfather are trapped in a building after a flood takes place. Andy played a Fire and Rescue Officer.

Following the success of these plays, Andy’s attention will now turn to a production of his pantomime, ‘The Princess and the Pea,’ which Andy wrote during the COVID-19 lockdown. It is scheduled to be performed for the first time ever at the Pelsall Methodist Church Hall in February 2023. Casting has already begun, with costumes currently being sourced.

For the first time in his stage and performance career, Andy will step into the maestro’s shoes and direct ‘The Princess and the Pea’ himself.

If you are interested in hearing more about this work in progress, please email Andy at to find out more.

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