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On the Elf Day of Christmas – Murder Mystery
Livingston players to perform at the One Act play “The Sociable Plover”.

We held our Murder Mystery social/fund raising evening last Saturday (9th Dec) which was attended by nearly eighty people. The Murder Mystery, “On the Elf day of Christmas” was once again written and directed by Annie Townsend and Lynne Hurst and, as with their previous murder mysteries ,had everyone laughing out loud as they tried to guess who had murdered Santa and Kitty Claws. A huge thank you to Lynne and Annie for this and to the cast of Players members. In addition to the Murder Mystery there was a raffle, lucky dip, guess the weight of the Christmas cake, how many sweeties in the jar, have your photo taken with Santa and a craft stall; some hot snacks were served before people left for home. This array of delights was organised by Judith Hutchinson, Sue Rankine, Karen Walker and Frances Kemp. We am delighted to report that over £800 was raised to help with Players increasing expenses. Thanks to those who worked so hard and to those who came along, took part and put their hands into the wallets!

Murder mystery
Tickets are now on sale for the latest Murder mystery. This time we have a festive theme which will be presented on Saturday 9th December at Carmondean at 19:30h. Given the festive theme, the whole evening is planned to get us all in the Christmas mood (and also to raise some funds for the Society). In addition to the Murder Mystery there will be fun and games (raffle, lucky dip, Santa pictures…). A small supper will be served but it is BYOB. Tickets are now on sale for only £7.00 and can be purchased at the January play rehearsals – any Sunday, from 12:30 to 16:30pm. You can also call Judith on 01506 441903, or e-mail at judehutchuk@aol.com to make other arrangements.

The Sociable Plover
Livingston players to perform at the One Act play “The Sociable Plover”.

The play will be presented at the first “District” round of the SCDA festival in the ChurchHill theatre in Edinburgh on one night between 16th to 18th February.


The Concert Party
The concert party will be performing at Dobbies Garden Centre on Saturday 18th December. Do go along and support them. If you wish to take part get in touch with John Doonan or Alex Kemp.

Always a Bridesmaid

14th Sept 2017 at 7.30 pm; Read through for January play “Always a Bridesmaid”, a great opportunity to hear a play being read.
17th Sept 2017 at Sept at 2pm; Auditions for January play “Always a Bridesmaid”
Production dates in 2018;
31st Jan – 2 Feb 2018 “Always a Bridesmaid”

Always a Bridesmaid

Always a Bridesmaid


Sunday 5th November 2017 at 2pm; Open Day for 2018 Musical “Follies”, come along and hear about next years musical for the Director Colin and hear some of the music.

Shakespeare Workshop

12th October 2017 at 7,30-9.30pm. Shakespeare Workshop, a fun and informal workshop

Livingston Players is now a registered charity

We are excited to announce in August 2017 Livingston Players became a registered charity, we are registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047580).

SCDA Winners – Livingston Players with Steel Magnolias

SCDA Winners - Steel Magnolias

Livingston Players have again won the SCDA Full length play with Steel Magnolias (Directed by John Hutchison)

Congratulations to everyone who was involved in getting the production to the stage and the well-deserved win. This is the second time that John has directed a winning production of this play the last being in February 1996. We are extremely proud of all the girls, John and all the back stage team involved in this production.

They will be presented with the trophy on the last night of their forthcoming production on Sister Act (31st May – 4th June 2016 at Howden Park Centre)


Allo Allo

We had a great turnout for the Allo Allo auditions and Lynne was able to pick a very strong cast for the production.

The calibre of performance during the auditions was high with everyone getting into it and Lynne could have cast many of the actors who auditioned in several roles. There were some disappointed members – who auditioned really well, and they have been invited to take part in the production as townsfolk.

Lynne still needs a piano player, a soldier and an airman if you want a few lines and a chance to take part in a great show, please let Lynne know.

However, without further ado, congratulations to the successful cast members who are:

Rene…………Alistair Thomas
Edith………..Kate Halliday
Yvette……….Louise Fairnie
Mimi…………Elspeth Whyte
Michelle……..Alison Carcas
Leclerc………John Mitchell
Crabtree……..Chris Caitlin
Alberto………Craig Potter

Helga………..Pam Murray
Herr Flick……Alex Rankine
Colonel………Jeff Robinson
Schmelling……John Doonan
Gruber……….Alex Kemp

Airman 1……..Ewan Hepburn

Well done to everyone, very well deserved.

Lynne will be in contact after Sister Act to arrange the first rehearsal, if you did not get your script today, please let her know and she will get one to you.


Allo Allo

“Listen very carefully I shall say this only once”. Allo Allo read through Sunday 21st February 1pm at Carmondean church with auditions to follow the following Sunday 28th. Audition pieces will be discussed on the day Please come and support our next play to be directed by Lynne Hurst. There are lots of fabulous parts for males and females. It’s worth it to hear about “Ze knock wurst sausage and the fallen Madonna with the big boobies by Van Klomp”. See you at Cafe Rene, au revoir et bonne chance.

Sister Act

Sister Act

Sister Act May 2016 31st May – 4th June

Delores Van Cartier Gill Sullivan
Mother Superior Annie Townsend
Sister Mary Robert Jemma Lapsley
Sister Mary Patrick Judith Hutchinson
Sister Mary Lazarus Pam Murray
Sister Mary Theresa Kate Halliday
Sister Mary Martin of Tours Louise Farnie
Michelle / Tina Fiona Wandlass / Dani Smith
Monsignor O’Hara Alex Kemp
Curtis Peter Tomassi
Joey Stuart Laws
Eddie Alan Potter
TJ Caz Paul
Pablo Shane Whittle
Ernie Tom Gelling

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Contact Membership Secretary Carol Collier atif you require any further information.

The Murder Mystery Evening Presents – The Sheepshank Redemption

The Sheepshank Redemption

Steel Magnolias Read Through
Steel Magnolias read through Monday 5th October, Livingston United Parish Church, Fells Riggs Livingston, any queries or questions contact

Steel Magnolias Audition Information

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Read through Monday 5th October at 7.30
Auditions Thursday 8th October at 7.30
Livingston United Parish Church, Fells Rigg, Livingston



Contact – Karen Walker 07921 498689
or email

Rehearsal Schedule for Gym & Tonic
Rehearsal Schedule for Gym & Tonic

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Dear Member
Notice is given that the 2015 Livingston Players AGM will be held on Thursday 25th June 2015 at 7.30pm at Carmondean Community Centre, Livingston.

The AGM is the forum for members to hear about and comment on what the Management Committee has done in the past year, and to elect a new Committee for the year ahead.

There is a proposed change to Constitution which will be proposed to members at the AGM.
Wine and nibbles will be served after the business of the meeting is conducted.
The Committee looks forward to seeing you there.

Sue Rankine, Secretary

Cast for Gym and Tonic Production in October 2015
Cast for Gym and Tonic Production in October 2015

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