The Livingston Players – Committee Members
ACTING PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
Chiara joined the Livingston Players in 2017 where she first tread the boards as part of the cast in “9 to 5”. Since then Chiara has starred in a number of plays including “A Bunch of Amateurs” and most recently dolly bird Sandra in the musical “Made in Dagenham”. Collaborating her organisational skills and passion for amateur dramatics, Chiara enjoys being an active member of the Livingston Players committee.
John has been performing in musicals for far longer than he is prepared to admit. This wonderful hobby has given John tremendous enjoyment over the years, and left him with many enduring friendships.
Pam has returned to the committee to take on the role of Secretary. She has been with the Players since 2008 and was with Downfield Musical Society in Dundee prior to coming to Livingston in 2000. She has previously been Vice President, President, Box Office Manger and Choreographer to name but a few and is looking forward to her new role. She has had several principal/supporting roles in both Musicals and Plays but her favourite and most challenging by far was Mrs Lovett in the 2015 production of Sweeny Todd.
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.
Louise has been a member of Livingston Players since 2015and had been in 5 musicals and 4 plays including The Odd Couple, Allo Allo , 9 to 5 and Made in Dagenham. She enjoys being part of the committee almost as much as she enjoys being onstage and brings her passion and enthusiasm to everything she does.
Since first appearing with the Livingston Players way back in the 2006 production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” playing the villainous Robespierre, he has become a more regular on stage presence for the Players including taking lead roles in several plays and musicals, including Bill Snibson in “Me and My Girl”, Mickey Johnston in “Blood Brothers”, and Rene Artois in “Allo Allo”. After appearing in over 100 musicals and plays in and around Edinburgh, this is his second stint on committee and hopes he will bring a little of the knowledge he has amassed in that time to help out.
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?”
Craig has been a member of Livingston Players since 2011 &, during this time, he has performed in numerous Players’ productions. He has performed as Captain Alberto Bertorelli in ‘Allo, Allo’, Big Andy in ‘The Steamie’ & most recently as Nigel Dewberry in ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’, to name a few. However, his favourite role to date, with the Players, was playing Eddie McKenna in Donna Franceschild’s ‘Takin’ Over the Asylum’ back in 2013.
Craig’s most memorable character that he has had the honour to play was at the Usher Hall, alongside Ken Stott. (Our favourite dwarf from ‘The Hobbit’.) He played Harry, who signed up to the First World War back in 1914. Harry, along with countless others, signed up after a call to arms by Colonel Sir George McCrae. This production was performed exactly 100 years to the day that young men from all over Edinburgh signed up to go to war after marching down to the Usher Hall on the 27th November 1914. It was an emotional & important story……………
Ronnie has been a member of the Players for over 30 years.
During that time he has been in a number of plays and musicals, notably Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and more recently 9 to 5 and Made in Dagenham.
Ronnie has also directed for the Players and taken two one act plays to the SCDA Scottish Finals in 2013 and 2018.
I have been a member of the Livingston Players since 2015. I have appeared mostly in the musical productions as a chorus member/dancer. In 2018 I made my ‘principle’ debut as Peg in Blitz! And then went on to play ‘Cass’ in the 2019 production of Made in Dagenham. I have also danced and sang as part of the ‘Showstoppers’ group, performing in various venues across Livingston. Musical theatre is so much more than just my hobby and performing on stage has been a part of my life since I was just 4 years old – dancing on stage for Ballet shows. I am really looking forward to bringing my passion and enthusiasm to the committee for this coming year.
The Livingston Players – Junior Representatives
Scott has been involved with musical theatre since 2014 and has been a member of the Livingston Players since 2017 participating in all 3 youth shows as well as joining in the adult cast productions and various other events. He is very passionate about musical theatre having formerly attended Millennium Stage School and currently training at Fierce Theatre School Edinburgh. He appreciates having the opportunity to represent and contribute the youth members views at the meetings.
Josh joined the players in 2017 for their first youth production “Les Misèrable”. Since then he has enjoyed taking part in both adult and youth musicals as well as a one act play in October 2018. Musical theatre is Josh’s passion. Josh is glad to be joining the hardworking committee at the players and appreciates the knowledge he has gained about just how much work the committee put in daily to ensure the smooth running of such a successful society like The Livingston Players.
I have been a member of the Livingston players since 2017 starting off performing with the youth cast in Les Mis. I’ve been a keen and enthusiastic member in each youth musical performance since. I’m actively a chorus member and dancer and love soaking up the atmosphere of each rehearsal and show. I recently got my HNC in acting and performance and look forward to applying what I’ve learned to future musicals and plays. The Livingston players hold a special place in my heart as the first time I performed in a musical without it being solely dance related was with this on stage family. I’m really looking forward to bringing forth my ideas and enthusiasm to the committee for as long as they’ll have me!