Earl Carpenter has a lengthy chat with John Hannam on Isle of Wight Radio. Interview aired Sunday, 3 February 2013 during the Southampton leg of The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour.
A lovely, long interview that touches upon Earl’s varied career as both a performer and producer, his love for the Isle of Wight, his early days in amdram societies and rep theatre, and what the next chapter of his professional life holds. Includes a fantastic live rendition of “Stars” which I speculate comes from Friday Night is Music Night.
Fun fact: The role of the Auctioneer at the 25th Anniversary Performance at Royal Albert Hall was originally offered to Michael Crawford.