Laura Frey

Freelance Radio, Voice Over and Columinst


Laura hails from a family of performers. Her mother, Bonny Lou a dancer, was one of the Allen sisters. Bonny Lou worked during the sixties, and back then there was rarely a TV show that didn’t feature one of the Allen sisters. The Allen sisters, Bonny Lou, Nicky, and Georgie were regulars on British TV screens, dancing on shows with all the great names, such as, Benny Hill, Sir Norman Wisdom, Joanna Lumley, Nigel Lythgoe, Sue Lloyd, John Pertwee, Dave Allen, David Essex, Cliff Richard, Max Bygraves, and Bruce Forsythe. Their paths even crossed with Tony Blackburn!

Georgie and Nicky also performed in a number of shows in the West End; Five Past Eight with Flanagan and Allen, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. At this time, Bonny was performing at another theatre, The London Palladium.

Nicky was crowned Miss Great Britain in 1961 and went on to pursue a fantastic career in modelling.

On the Pittson side of the family, Laura’s Great Uncle, Lenny Pittson performed and toured with ENSA during the war, and also, worked with many great names. Known for his tap dancing routine, coupled with a piano act, he too had a great influence on Laura and she remembers trying to copy his fancy footwork as a little girl.

Her Grandmother Clare Pittson was a model throughout the forties and fifties.