About Us

From our earliest beginning as a small, localised group of enthusiastic singers from a Claughton church (see history page), we have evolved into a thriving, modern society of dedicated playing and non-playing members, who range in both age and experience. We have members who have been ‘treading the boards’ for years and those for whom BOST is their first foray into musical theatre. We employ a professional director, musical director and choreographer, and encourage all our members to develop their talents. In particular, we take great satisfaction in seeing our young singers develop into confident all-round performers.

Our non-acting members keep the Society and productions running smoothly. These invaluable members form the teams which take responsibility for organising the many necessary facets of successful show production – such as ticket-booking, wardrobe, props, stage management, general administration, etc, and ensuring that the playing members are able to perform on stage.

The society meets each week at our headquarters Alexander Hall in Birkenhead, Wirral, where we organise and rehearse our various concerts and the musicals we stage at The Liverpool Empire Theatre and other theatres in the region.

Our aim is always to bring great musicals to a premier theatre at an affordable price. It is rewarding to find that these shows are highly acclaimed by local and regional press and radio critics alike.

fanfare

During the festive season we present our Fanfare For Christmas concert to which we invite a prize-winning silver band from the Northwest of England as guest artistes. A firm favourite with our audiences, these Yule-tide extravaganzas include a mix of traditional, modern and humorous festive pieces.

BOST also has a Concert Party group who tailor and perform individual concerts for charities’ fund-raising events and for other organisations, at their request.

Always looking to the future, we are constantly seeking new ideas, new events, and, indeed, new members – building on our long-established tradition and aiming to remain at the pinnacle of musical theatre entertainment in the North West.

 

Latest News

2019 SHOW ANNOUNCED

Published: April 13th, 2018

We are delighted to be returning to the Liverpool Empire Theatre, from May 16th-18th 2019, where we will be staging Jerry Herman’s all-singing & dancing musical extravaganza, ‘HELLO, DOLLY’! This fun, feel-good show was, for a time, the longest running musical in Broadway history.  It clocked ...

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From Broadway to BOST

Published: April 11th, 2018

We are extremely excited to announce that the star of the 1979 West End production of ‘My Fair Lady‘, Liz Robertson, will be narrating our upcoming staged concert version at St George’s Hall Concert Room, on Sunday 3rd June! An Olivier nominee, as well as ...

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Sweeney Todd Auditions – Date change

Published: February 20th, 2018

CHANGE OF DATES FOR SWEENEY TODD AUDITIONS Now to be held on Tuesday 8th May at 7:30pm for the characters of Sweeney Todd, Mrs Lovett, Anthony Hope and Johanna; and on Wednesday 9th May at 7:30pm for the characters of the Beggar Woman, Adolfo Pirelli, ...

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© 2018 Birkenhead Operatic Society.
Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
Charity No/259 306.

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