The Livingston Players – Production Team
John Hutchinson has been with the Players now for 38 years. He stopped pretending to be an actor long ago in favour of being the director and has directed 12 musicals and 38 plays for the Livingston Players.
Lynne Hurst has been a member of the Livingston Players since 1997. She joined the chorus for “The Boyfriend” and then took part in some of the plays including Boing, Boing, The Gingerbread Lady, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Donahue Sisters, Sunshine Cafe, Being of Sound Mind, Quartet, Epitaph for a Hardman, Blood brothers, The Diary of Anne Frank, Chorus of Disapproval, Comfort and Joy, and has choreographed twice for the Players in Chess and Camalot. She recently directed a one act “Womberang” and a full act play “Entertaining Angels”.
Colin sadly passed away in 2017 and will be greatly missed by the Players. Colin had been involved in nearly all areas of theatre including designing sets and lighting, acting, dancing, choreographing, but loved directing plays, pantomimes and musicals for both youth and adults. He also performed in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for three years, acted in “Murder Weekends” in 5 star hotels were also on his CV as well as performing in short films and a BBC film version of Great Expectations. Sister Act for Livingston Players was Colin’s 80th directing production and 9 to 5 was his last production with the Players. Colin supported and mentored many during his time with the Players and we hope this lives on within our future productions.
Gill has been a member of the Livingston players since she was 16 years old joining for her first musical Fiddler on the Roof in 1982. Having played many a leading and supporting role Gill is taking her first steps in Directing our next production “Always a Bridesmaid” our January 2018 play.
Crawford began his theatrical career in the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh in 1991 with the Edinburgh Scout & Guide Gang Show. He moved south of the border to London in 1998, studying Music and Woodwind Manufacturing. Since his return to Edinburgh he has musically directed Balerno Theatre Company and Falkirk Operatic Society. Crawford is an arranger and orchestrator and has provided musical scores for Marion & Maud, Edinburgh & Warwick Gang Shows, Pantomimes, Cabaret, Big Band and Cruise Ship singers. As a multi-instrumentalist, Crawford can regularly be found in the Reed section for many theatrical productions in the Fife, Falkirk and the Lothians. He also continues his long association as Musical Director to Cabaret & Scottish artist Cailean McLean.
Brian is a joiner by trade and owns One Stop Construction. He started as our stage manager back in 2009 and has completed every musical and play to date. Brian’s daughter Chloe is also a member of the company and he get’s great enjoyment from seeing Chloe perform in shows throughout the year.