The Livingston Players is a Scottish Charitable incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and is fully affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and The Scottish Community Drama Association.
We generally perform three productions each year. One is a musical usually performed in the last week in May, a youth production in September and a play produced in January. We perform our main productions in the Brian Duguid Auditorium at Howden Park Centre. In addition, we perform one act plays from time to time.
We also have a “Showstoppers” group who can present an evening of entertainment featuring song and dance from a wide variety of musical theatre on request by other charities or community groups.
Established back in 1970, the Livingston Players (then the only Amateur Dramatic society in West Lothian) formed to bring amateur drama to Livingston residents and surrounding areas. This means that we are celebrating an amazing 50 years in show business.
We had been planning a Showcase with a fantastic selection of musical song and dance numbers from many of our past productions in May 2020, but like everyone else, our activities have been curtailed by the restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic and this was not able to go ahead. We plan to celebrate with a performance next May instead.
We had also hoped that we could go ahead with our youth production of Hairspray in September, however it is clear from the “Route Map out of Lock-down” from the Scottish Government, that we won’t be able to rehearse any time soon, and therefore we won’t be show ready even if the theatre is open by September 2020. We therefore have, with a heavy heart, decided that the show cannot proceed; but the health and well-being of our members and audience must be our primary consideration. We are hoping to be able to re-schedule this production for September 2021.
We are still hopeful that our January play will be able to go ahead and final arrangements are being made. Watch this space for further information.
Meantime, we send our best wishes to all our members and supporters and hope that you are staying safe and well. Please take care of yourselves and your families/friends at this difficult time, and we hope you will all come and support us next year.
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Purchase tickets for the next Livingston Payers Production. You can find all the booking information on how to buy tickets by phone, email, or directly on line by clicking on the above “Tickets” link.
Phone: 01506 340 700.
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We are always on the look out for new members, both on and off stage and you will be made most welcome. For more information on becoming a member of The Livingston Players, call