Who We Are

♦ Carolyn Allen ♦

Among her television appearances she most memorably played Vonny the sexy stripper and snake charmer in Only Fools and Horses and Carol the best friend in The Upper Hand. Other television appearances are Slinger’s Day and Just His Luck.

Carolyn’s West End credits include Ray Cooney’s famous farces,
Two Into One as Jenny Bristow and Ida in See How They Run. Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, Les Miserables and Edith in Jo Papp’s Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre.

She also appeared as Carole in the film Personal Services (Cynthia Payne’s birthday present girl).

Perhaps you have seen Carolyn in New Tricks for the BBC playing Carole a member of Dennis Waterman’s ex wives club. She has also been playing Hebe in Opera Della Luna’s HMS Pinafore and appears in Forces Sweethearts and Pack Up Your Troubles in theatres around the UK.

♦ Paul Smith ♦

Paul began his career playing for cabaret all over Europe and America.

He has worked as musical director in the West End on Godspell, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Oklahoma!, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the National Theatre, Paint Your Wagon, The Tempest and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in Regents Park and Howard Goodall's musical Days of Hope.

Paul enjoyed three years as Danny La Rue’s MD on stage and television as well as MD for Ronnie Corbett and Anthony Newly.

His concert work has taken him all over the world playing and conducting for Pam Ayres, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late great Dame Hilda Bracket.

Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall he played regularly at The Players Theatre over fifteen years.