The Livingston Players – Committee Members
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 and Secretary.
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. He has been in over 50 shows and has played the leading role in 13 of those. 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.
Alex has been involved in amateur theatre amateur theatre for nearly 50 years, and has been involved in 100 productions, performing in musicals and opera from Carousel to The Bartered Bride, in plays from Pinter to Shakespeare and in pantomimes. He has also been a Director and a Musical Director. Alex was proud to be the President of The Livingston Players from 2017 – 2019.
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……………
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.
Katy has been a member of the Livingston Players since 2017 and has been involved in all three youth shows as well as performing in their most recent play “stepping out”. She is enthusiastic and passionate about all aspects of musical theatre and is delighted to be included as part of the dedicated team that is the livingston players committee.
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.