|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'.
|We'll Gather Lilacs||Producer / Singer||May 2011|
|Mother Goose||Producer / Set Painting / Costumes||Jan/Feb 2011|
|Dick Whittington||Producer, Costume||Jan/Feb 2010|
|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|
|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.