The Girls-The Leverstock Green Players

The Girls

VICKI WILLINGALE - CAST

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Vicki is the daughter of long time cast member Kathy Willingale and has been involved with the group since she was a child (many years ago).  Vicki is a keen lover of horses and is also learning to play the Sitar.



 




KATE MUNRO- CAST AND GROUP SECRETARY


kate2After reaching 40 I decided I needed a new challenge in my life.  After seeing a couple of shows I thought 'I can do that'! My first show was Hollywood Greats in July 2004. There are so many favorite bits it is hard to chose one, but in terms of singing it must be my first solo singing 'Mama' from Chicago. Whilst I love to sing, I also love to do comedy, some of the most memorable have to include Robin Hood, the picture gallery with June Curtis and the monologues 'The dentist' and  'Albert and the Condom'. If there is one thing you have to be able to do when doing comedy with the players is to be able to ad lib, especially if any sketches include the men!



CAROL COTTON - COSTUMES

Carol joined us a few years back, along with Sue, and has been a real assett to the group.  Both ladies put in a tremendous amount of their own time into making costumes for us, which has really helped our shows move onto another level look's wise.






BECKI BRUNETTI - CAST

LGVP I have been in the Players since I was 17 after watching my Nan on stage for many years. I have always  wanted to join and     now 6 years later I am still here. My first show was Rhythm of Life and Ihave also produced a show with Kelly and Sheryl called Saturday Night att he Movies. I have massively grown in confidence since I have joined and love to help with the Choreography. My least favourite thing with the LGP was dressing up in a green unitard to be a frog. Luckily I was much skinnier then! My favourite thing was the feeling I got after completing opening night on Saturday Night at the Movies.







JESSI BRUNETTI - CAST

Jessi1I have been wanting to join the group ever since I came to watch my Dad many years ago in the group and with my Mum and sister also in the group it's great to be a part of it.  I have really enjoyed my first couple of shows.  In my spare time I like to play backgammon.  I don't play any musical instruments, but did have a nasty incident involving an alpine horn during a school skiing trip. 







KIRSTY MOATE - CAST

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MANDI BRUNETTI - CAST & GROUP TREASURER
  
I’ve been sitting in the audience for many years, as I have a strong family connection with LGP. My mum was a longstanding ‘player’ and both my girls are current members of the group. They’ve been nagging me to join for years, and they’ve finally worn me down! My first show is coming up and I’m a little nervous but also excited at the same time.
 




KATH REEVE - WARDROBE & BOX OFFICE

KathMy first show with the Players was in 1979. I've enjoyed all the shows, my favourite was one of many I have prduced "Anything Goes" in 1990.  I love singing and belong to a choir in Hemel Hempstead where we meet once a week and perform locally for charitable events.  Over the years I've been Chairman & Secretary for the group and at the moment look after the costumes, but enjoy being on stage performing, especially comedy sketches.  I have seven delightful grandchildren, plus two great grandchilren.  I play the piano after having lessons and lay claim to performing Bulington Bertie on the QE2 crossing to New York in 1992 in front of the Captain and passengers.  Roll on the forthcoming show, which incidentally will be my sixty sixth!
 

SUE WOOLLEY - COSTUMES

Joined us with Carol and has helped make some terrific looking costumes.  Both ladies give up a lot of their own time for us and are a really important part in making our shows look the part.









KELLY CURTIS - CAST

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SHERYL KITE - CAST 












 





LARINA PAYNE - CAST
Larina is the daughter of Players legend Ian Payne.  She made a brief appearance in Westenders before making her full debut in July 2014 in Smash and Fab.   She has been dancing since she was about 2 years old. Larina rejoined the group for "A Night On The Town" after taking her A Levels.









KERRY HALL
 
Kerry2 Kerry joined the group in September 2014 and will be performing with us for the first time in "Something Old Something New"
 



 





JILL BURLEY - CAST

 
Jill joined the group during the rehearsals for "Something Old Something New" and will be appearing on stage for the first time with us in January 2015.













KATHY WILLINGALE

KathyKathy has been with the group since the mid 1970's and is our longest active serving member.  Having recently moved up North Kathy has retired from the stage, but still comes along on show nights to help out.