The Livingston Players – Committee Members
Lynne has been a member of the Livingston Players since 1997, having performed in 22 plays and 6 musicals in that time, including Blood Brothers, Calendar Girls and 9 to 5. Lynne has choreographed several Players productions including Les Mis Youth Edition and Blitz. She began directing in 2010 with Womberang and has now directed seven productions including The Steamie, Sweeney Todd, Allo Allo and Grease, Lynne has been on committee for many years and has taken on roles of VP and President and Secretary.
Chiara joined the Livingston Players in 2017 where she first tread the boards as part of the cast in “9 to 5”. Since then Chiara has starred in a number of plays including “A Bunch of Amateurs” and most recently dolly bird Sandra in the musical “Made in Dagenham”. Collaborating her organisational skills and passion for amateur dramatics, Chiara enjoys being an active member of the Livingston Players committee.
John has been performing in musicals for far longer than he is prepared to admit. He has been in over 50 shows and has played the leading role in 13 of those. This wonderful hobby has given John tremendous enjoyment over the years, and left him with many enduring friendships.
Pam has returned to the committee to take on the role of Secretary. She has been with the Players since 2008 and was with Downfield Musical Society in Dundee prior to coming to Livingston in 2000. She has previously been Vice President, President, Box Office Manger and Choreographer to name but a few and is looking forward to her new role. She has had several principal/supporting roles in both Musicals and Plays but her favourite and most challenging by far was Mrs Lovett in the 2015 production of Sweeny Todd.
Carol has been with the Livingston Players for many years and has taken part in musicals and plays. She can often be seen and heard in the chorus and thoroughly enjoys learning her craft in plays. Her favourite role so far was Mel in “Shakers” in 2010. Carol has been an active Committee member for many years and is a past president. She acts as the Child Protection Officer for the Players.
Louise has been with Livingston Players for 4 years performing in both musicals and plays, taking on such roles as Olive in The Odd Couple, Michelle in ‘Allo ‘Allo and Roz in 9 to 5. She joined our committee in 2017 and we look forward to the ideas, local knowledge and enthusiasm Louise will bring to our team.
Alex has been a member of The Livingston Players for less than 10 years, but he is no stranger to amateur theatre. From his first leading role as the Lord Chancellor in Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Iolanthe’ whilst a student, Alex has been involved in over 90 productions, performing in musicals and opera from Carousel to The Bartered Bride, in plays from Pinter to Shakespeare and in pantomimes. He has also been a Director and a Musical Director. As he has lived in various parts of the country he has performed with Thurso Players, Whitehaven Amateur Operatic Society, Carlisle Musical Society, Cumbria Opera, Dumfries Musical Theatre Company, Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society and, of course, The Livingston Players. Alex took up the role of President in 2017.
Gill has been associated with the Players for a long time, and having relocated back to Scotland from England decided to tread the boards once more with the society when she played Kitty in the Players 2013 production of Blackfriars Wynd. Gill has played many a role, both in plays and musicals with the Livingston Players. With singing and acting being her passion she is delighted to be back and thrilled to be part of this hard working committee.
Since first appearing with the Livingston Players way back in the 2006 production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” playing the villainous Robespierre, he has become a more regular on stage presence for the Players including taking lead roles in several plays and musicals, including Bill Snibson in “Me and My Girl”, Mickey Johnston in “Blood Brothers”, and Rene Artois in “Allo Allo”. After appearing in over 100 musicals and plays in and around Edinburgh, this is his second stint on committee and hopes he will bring a little of the knowledge he has amassed in that time to help out.
Karen is one of the longest serving committee members, having been involved in Livingston Players for over 25 years. Karen has done everything from lead roles to being an active chorus member, occasional prompt and always there to help out when needed. Karen’s famous phrase “is it time for gin yet?”