11 April 2019

LAMP Children's Theatre presentation of Commendation Awards

Barnum represents a milestone for this company and marks the beginning of a year of events celebrating 25 years of LAMP Children’s Theatre. The first performance was The Wizard of Oz in 1995 and over the years we have seen some amazing talent on stage, with productions as diverse as The King and I, Oklahoma, Annie and Seussical.

In 2010, we performed the Scottish Amateur Premier of Billy Elliot and last year performed the iconic Les Misérables.

The opportunities given to the children by LAMP Children’s Theatre over the years have not come without the time and talents of many people. The Children’s Theatre was set up by LAMP in 1994 and since then there have been a huge number of forward thinking and committed people who have been involved with LAMP Children’s Theatre.

During the President's Night we recognised two of those people with NODA Commendation Awards.

Lesley Easton

Lesley started working with LAMP in the year 2000 when she produced the Children’s Theatre production of The King and I. The following years saw her produce Oliver, Brigadoon, Smike, Annie and Guys and Dolls with the Children’s Theatre and Calamity Jane and Mame with LAMP. She continued to support LAMP as a parent with her eldest daughter being a member of LAMP Children’s Theatre. She works closely with the local backstage company OPUS and has organised backstage crews for LAMP Children’s Theatre over many years. In the most recent years she has played the bass in our orchestra. On behalf of LAMP and LAMP Children's Theatre, Lesley was presented by President Gregor Preston with a NODA Commendation Award in recognition of her commitment to young people in musical theatre in Linlithgow.

Ian Scott

Ian is one of the “founding fathers” of LAMP Children’s Theatre being part of the original set-up committee. He has been involved in every production since 1995 in whatever role he has been asked to help with, including as a parent, a committee member, Treasurer and Box Office Convenor. Both his children have been members of the Children’s Theatre, with his daughter being in the very first show. He is always there to lend a hand, do a job if required and provide valuable advice when asked. In recognition of his commitment to musical theatre for young people in Linlithgow and on behalf of LAMP and LAMP Children’s Theatre, President Gregor Preston presented Ian with a NODA Commendation Award.


Ian and Lesley are pictured with NODA Scotland Councillor Mr Stuart McQue-Dick.