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At the tender age of 10, Allan won a competition in Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom.

Two years later, Allan cut his first record, following which, the Beatles' A&R manager, George Martin, signed him and made his first 'real' single, "Brain Beat". Almost immediately Allan's voice broke and he was out of the scene for a whole year.

When Allan's voice had settled down, he worked all over Scotland in Theatres and Clubs for many years, eventually progressing to summer seasons in Blackpool.

Following one of these, Allan was booked for a spot on the "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" show and his TV career took off from there.

Allan was soon working all over Britain in Theatres for Summer Seasons and Pantomimes, and became popular on the, then booming, Club Circuit.

In the 80s, Allan's British TV career opened up with spots on LWT's "Copy Cats", the "Live From..." series and hosting a quiz show called "Chain Letters".

As well as this, there was another Album, a few singles and, the cherries on the cake, appearances in three "Royal Variety Performance" shows.

Allan has appeared in numerous pantomimes throughout the UK but for the last 20 years he has topped the bill in pantomime at the Kings Theatre Edinburgh. Last year the pantomime played to 95 thousand people and took £2.2 million, breaking all box office records. In 1996, Allan won the part of a lifetime, playing Al Jolson in the West End production of "Jolson", which later continued on to Toronto, Canada.

More recently Allan toured in the hit Marie Jones play, "Stones in His Pockets". He also won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Roger De Bris in the touring production of Mel Brooks' "The Producers".

Allan co-wrote a comedy play called ‘Canned Laughter’ and toured Scotland to rave reviews.


Allan formed a production company ‘Opening Night Ltd’ and to date ‘Allan Stewart’s big big Variety Show’ has played to packed houses at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh. Allan’s love and experience in Variety have proved that variety is not dead ….. and neither is he……

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