The Girls-The Leverstock Green Players

The Girls



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.




Kate1After 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 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.


Becki1I 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.


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. 

Jessi will be leaving the group after "The Show With No Name" to attend University, starting her on the road to becoming a politician.  She promises she will be back with us in the future.



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.


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!


I joined the players 1987.  I have met some great people and have made many friends over the  years.
I Left in 1999 to live in France, came back 10 years later to live once more in Tring and rejoined the players. Sorry guys!!
I loved producing my own show Razzmatazz, although hard work I got quite a buzz when we eventually opened and all the rehearsing and hard work paid off and I saw it all come together.  I went on to produce two more shows.
I love comedy, nothing more rewarding than making people laugh.
Belonging to the group has been a very rewarding partof my life .


I joined the group in August 2000 after a “recruitment drive”.  My first show was directed by Evie, it was a mixture of Disney, War of the worlds and Grease.  I love being on stage and I have been in many shows only missing 1 since I joined. I met my husband, Ian, in the group too and we married in March 2009.  We had a little girl in July 2012 and being dedicated Levy Green players it was only right that I gave birth to her on a July Show night!! Leading up to her birth I was still treading the boards but in the wings!!

In my time I have co-produced and co-directed 4 shows, 3 of which with Debbie Cook, our previous Choreographer, and 1 with Sheryl & Becki.  Obviously they are favourites of mine, but other shows I particularly enjoyed were Ian Payne’s “Westenders” and Hubby’s “the show with no name” that he co-produced with Paul.
I joined the Committee in late 2003 where I am now Secretary of the Group. When Debbie left in 2007 I stepped up to help with the Choreography and have been doing it ever since. I love singing and dancing and with my Mother in Law on stage with us, my dad on the drums and my mum having been on the stage herself now doing the raffle, I see the players as my extended family!


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.



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

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.