Lorraine Brown manages the administration, front of house, accounts and sales aspect of the company. Lorraine has danced since the age of 4 and has studied Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Highland and Tap & has featured in many shows. She has been a dance instructor for 18 years and hosts monthly events as well as regular classes aimed at all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Ranch Dance Fife also has a demonstration team who travel to a variety of local events. www.ranchdance-fife.co.uk
Lorraine is also an award winning choreographer in the UK and has had dances published worldwide. Acts as a dance consultant to the company when required. Has also choreographed a pop video. Her new venture is to provide dance lessons and choreography to couples for their wedding day. Establishing Kingdom Theatre Company as a social enterprise she was able to donate to charities any surplus from the shows and events. A champion for fund raising she also volunteers in community radio and is Fife Ambassador for Breakthrough Breast cancer
Writer John Murray had first journalistic experience as Starsounds columnist in Fife Leader, 1981-82. After extended residence as record reviewer on Ford’s Friday Review for Radio Forth in March 1982, wrote and presented half hour documentary series, Soundcheckin’. Pioneered (with co-presenter Mark Hagen) Monday Monday magazine programme which won Scottish Radio Industries Award. First overnight presenter on Nightclub when Radio Forth became a 24 hour station.
Freelanced with Radio Tay, Radio Borders, Max AM and LBC. Joined voluntary service, Victoria Radio Network in 1977, elected chairman 1992 – 2003. Hired as football reporter, Scot FM, 1994 – 95, Kingdom FM, 1998-99. Currently writing weekly music/media column for Fife Free Press Group (since 1988). Devised and directed first licenced station from a major tourist attraction, Pirate Radio from Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, May 1995. In 1996 co-founded (with George Mackintosh) Kingdom FM in successful bid to run Fife radio service, on air since October 1998. Remains a non-executive director. Since its inception Kingdom FM have been officially Fife’s No.1 station (source RAJAR).
With over 35 years service, founded Fife Council Employees’ Fife Charities Trust with £1million raised from staff lottery and all funds going to Fife based needy causes. Founded registered charity Kingdom Kids affiliated to Kingdom FM radio and chairs the group since 1998. Joined Leith FM as Project Manager and raised funds to realise a community licence from May 2008. Still presenting a weekly talk show as the station became Castle FM, in January 2013 was awarded a community licence for Kirkcaldy area now broadcasting as K107 FM.
As a lifelong Sinatra fan and seeing him play live at Ibrox in 1990 John wrote Sinatra: The Final Curtain over the summer of 2012 with performances debuting in 2013.
Tony Delicata is director of Sinatra: the Final Curtain and also wrote part of the show.
A late starter in the world of theatre and music, Tony’s first taste of treading the boards were running theatre styled workshops for children in the former Theatre Workshop building in Edinburgh. Having wet his appetite, he became an actor rather than creator and the stage roles came thick and fast, taking him all over the UK – from London’s West End to the historic stage of Perth Theatre. Over the years, the experiences have been diverse, productions including: Difficult People (UK tour), Gargantua (Edinburgh Fringe 1998), Lend me a Tenor (Perth Rep Theatre), Broadway Bound, Confusions, Dracula Day, Wizard of Oz to name but a few, however his passion for theatre flourished through more comedic roles and found his love for panto performing and taking the lead comedy roles in a number…… Jack and the Beanstalk (Perth Rep Theatre), Dick Whittington (Blackpool & London), Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Robin Hood, Snow White. Tony’s involvement in theatre has gone full circle, setting up and becoming Artistic Director of Leith Festival Theatre Productions, later becoming known as Leith Community Theatre (LCT) he wrote and directed their first two pantomimes - A lad in Leith (2010) and Snow White & the 7 Leithers (2011). As a seasoned singer and performer and being a big fan of the Rat Pack, his favoured style is the Jazz standards, Presenting a Rat Pack show on Leith FM, a weekly Musical Theatre show and Mon – Fri Breakfast show presenter on 98.8 Castle FM, he has shared his love and appreciation of music with others. Currently Artistic Director of Leith Festival 2014, he is revelling in the opportunity to support and be involved in all the strands of entertainment the Festival attracts.
Ryan Buchanan is the Sound Designer and when he is not mixing sound for us he freelances everywhere else. He is a production assistant at BBC Scotland and has previously worked for Edinburgh Tattoo and various touring and West End and Fringe productions. From his first opportunity with Leith Festival, Ryan has worked across Edinburgh's Festivals as a sound engineer and moving into Lighting at times. He trained at SSR Manchester after being awarded 'The Charlie Jones Scholarship' and continued to develop his sound engineering skills. He has worked in many Edinburgh venues such as 'The Kings Theatre' and 'Edinburgh Festival Theatre' as well as Fringe Festival Venues. Currently he is an apprentice Production Coordinator with the BBC and is working in preparation for 'Sinatra The Final Curtain' at 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.
Kieran McCruden is our Set Designer, works as a Production Designer and freelance Set Builder and Prop Maker with experience in designing and building set and props for musical theatre, drama, puppetry and film. He graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2009 where he developed a fascination with the design and production of sets and props for performance. With a wide-range of design and construction skills Kieran quickly went onto work as Assistant Designer at the English Theatre Berlin on their production of D.C. Jackson’s ‘My Romantic History’ before joining Leith Community Theatre in Edinburgh as resident Stage Designer. Now with a number of credits under his belt, including ‘Grit’ for Fringe First Award-winning company Tortoise in a Nutshell, Kieran continues to take on projects that offer the opportunity to push new and exciting forms of design for performance.