John Allen

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John joined the Society in 2002 and has been a regular member of the men’s chorus ever since. Prancing on the boards is something of a departure from his usual theatrical work as John was trained in Technical Theatre at Central School in London. He worked in London for a short time then moved to Harrogate Rep and York Theatre Royal before joining Joan Knight to light a season at Perth Rep.

From Perth, John joined Andre Tammès to form Northern Light in Edinburgh where he has been ever since, still working in Technical Theatre but mainly on the design and fit-out of new and re-furbished performance spaces. His most recent and current projects are the Barbican refit and the transformation of The Cottesloe Studio at the National Theatre into The Dorfman.

Joining Dunfermline G&S is a return to John’s roots. His parents met in an Amateur Dramatic Society before the second World War and John joined a number of small societies in South London while he was still at Alleyn’s School. He was also a member of the National Youth Theatre, and there you did everything when you were a “techie”, from building the scenery, to running the shows, to enhancing the crowd scenes!

John is also a member of the Fife group ‘Cantamus’ who regularly perform concerts throughout the Kingdom in aid of charity.

Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society

2016The Yeomen of the GuardFirst Citizen
2015The GondoliersFrancesco
2014The Pirates of PenzanceSamuel
and every show in betweenChorus
2009The Yeomen of the GuardFirst Yeoman
2008HMS PinaforeChorus
2007The GondoliersAnnibale
and every show in betweenChorus
2002The Yeomen of the Guard
Next appearance

Pirates singalong

Come along on Friday 21 June 2019 to enjoy our Sing-along with The Pirates of Penzance at St Margaret’s Memorial RC Church, Dunfermline.

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