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 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.
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.
A conservatoire educated pianist, Jon-Luke Kirton graduated with a 1st Class honours degree from Birmingham Conservatoire leading to a full scholarship for his Masters degree in Repetiteur studies at the Royal conservatoire of Scotland.
Currently, Jon-Luke Kirton divides his time as musical director and accompanist with work at Edinburgh College and his own PhD Project. His college responsibilities predominantly lie in leading solo and ensemble performance activities, but he is also responsible for research modules and the Degree programs capstone project module.
Jon-Luke is an experienced musical director in both musical theatre and opera. He has been involved with over three dozen productions from Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’ to Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’. He has worked across Scotland and enjoying collaborations with the Junior Conservatoire and Summer School programmes (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Edinburgh Grand Opera and Aberdeen International Festival for Youth, to name but a few.
As a PhD Researcher Jon-Luke studies at Glasgow University under Bjorn Heile and David Code and researches the contemporary repertory for piano with a particular focus on extended techniques.
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.