Opera Tottie

OperaTottie: a man, a woman and a piano. A classy, clever, stylish cabaret that spans opera to jazz. An evening of warmth, wit and laughter to the accompaniment of their own sparkling lyrics.

" ... you can't go wrong with Carolyn Allen's cheeky musical cabaret and Paul Smith's witty piano accompaniments." Michael Coveney, The Independent & What'sOnStage
"I loved OperaTottie! Funny, musically impeccable and Carrie is a force of nature. I can't wait until next time!" Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio
"... original, stylish - and Carolyn is dead sexy. All this and Cole Porter too! To say nothing of Bizet... who could ask for anything more?" Gyles Brandreth

Among Carolyn Allen's many 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 include Slinger's Day and Just His Luck. Carolyn's West End credits include Ray Cooney's famous farces, Two Into One and See How They Run, as well as 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). She has been playing Hebe in Opera Della Luna's HMS Pinafore and appeared in Forces Sweethearts and Pack Up Your Troubles in theatres around the UK.

Paul Smith began his career playing cabaret all over Europe and America, and 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, Rosie Ashe, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late, great Dame Hilda Bracket. Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall and played regularly at The Players Theatre for fifteen years.


We serve cocktails, wines, Champagnes and small plates before & during the shows. We encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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