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 and Secretary.
Gill has been a member of the Livingston Players since 1982 having joined the company way back then for her first theatrical musical experience of Fiddler on the Roof. Having played many leading and supporting roles in Plays and Musicals for the society, Gill took her first steps into Directing in 2018 with the very funny play “Always a Bridesmaid”. In September 2020 Gill will be Directing her first Youth Musical with the club, Hairspray.
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.