Member Profile:

Jan Allen

Jan joined us in 2006 for Nunsense bringing with her a wealth of theatrical talent including Directing, Writing and Musical Director.  Jan was also an LRP Committee member.

Jan was a cellist and tenor/bass trombone player with the WRAF Central Band from 1964 until its disbandment in 1972.

Since leaving the service Jan has devoted her time to teaching and performing.  She can boast being billed alongside Jimmy Edwards, George Chisholm, Max Jaffa, Kenny Baker and Roy Castle.  She has performed as a cellist under the baton of Sir Adrian Boult and Sir Malcolm Sargent and attended seminars with the great cellist Pablo Casals.

Jan was Musical Director of Cranwell Singers from 1989 to 2000 and Musical Director and founder member of Sleaford Showboat from 2000 to 2006.

Jan performs professionally under the banner 'Music By Musicality'.


LRP Productions
We'll Gather Lilacs Producer / Singer May 2011
Mother Goose Producer / Set Painting / Costumes Jan/Feb 2011
Loot Costumes October 2010
Dick Whittington Producer, Costume Jan/Feb 2010
Flipside Costume September 2009
The Proms at the Broadbent Producer, Musical Director July 2009
An Evening of Entertainment "Turkish Bath", "Yours Always" May 2009
Snow White Writer / Producer / Costumes Jan/Feb 2009
Super Sleigh Ride Musical Director / Script / Costumes December 2008
Cabaret to Cats Musical Director / Costumes July 2008
Humpty Dumpty: The Eggs Files Pianist / Costumes / Box Office Jan/Feb 2008
Christmas Games and Aeroplanes Musical Director Nov/Dec 2007
The Shell Seekers Wardrobe October 2007
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens' Guild Operatic Society's Production of 'The Mikado' Musical Director / Gwynneth / Costume May 2007
Aladdin Empress/ Costumes Jan/Feb  2007
A Christmas Carry-On at St Primians Writer / Musical Director / Programme December 2006
Habeas Corpus Continuity July 2006
Nunsense Musical Director / Keyboard June 2006


Other Companies

Jan's stage credits include Hannah in Ruddigore by G&S and Olwen Jones in Valley of the Song by Ivor Novello with the Cranwell Singers.

With Cranwell Little Theatre Jan has appeared as Dorothy in a Francis Durbridge Mystery, Astra the Astrologer in Santa in Space and the Empress of China in Aladdin.

Other panto credits include The Red Queen in Snow White and Empress of China in Aladdin. (LRP's Aladdin was Jan's third Empress!)

MD credits include Showboat, Anything Goes, Calamity Jane, My Fair Lady, Happy as a Sandbag and all the G&S operettas.  Add to that six Christmas musicals and three revues written and directed by Jan for amateur companies.