The Livingston Players – Committee Members
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.
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.
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 in the past and is currently in her second stint as Secretary.
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.
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.
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Suzanne has been a member of the Livingston Players since 2013. Previously she was part of the Bathgate Phoenix musicals group. She joined the Livingston Players playing Alison in “Blackfriar’s Wynd” and followed that by taking the part of Doreen in her first play, “The Steamie” in 2014. She has also performed the role of Annelle in ‘Steel Magnolias‘ in 2016 and is proud of the fact that both plays had two successful runs at Howden Park Centre and the Bathgate Regal. She has since enjoyed being part of the nuns chorus in the recent production of “Sister Act” and looks forward to participating in many more future productions.
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?”
A native of Ireland, Judith moved to Scotland in 1978 and joined the Players in 1980 for My Fair Lady. Since then she has performed in almost 100 plays and musicals. Judith has been fortunate to have played leading roles in Lovers, Stepping Out, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Cemetery Club, Steel Magnolias, The Odd Couple and Calendar Girls, to name but a few. She has also worked backstage, done props, prompted and helped front of house when not on stage. Judith has also had several stints on committee as President (twice), Secretary and Treasurer as well as general committee posts.
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.