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Tickle the Ivories (2017)

Published: September 5th, 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017 Well, there might have been quite a bit of wind and rain at Tickle the Ivories on Sunday, but that didn’t stop Fagin’s gang from belting out a few ‘Oliver!’ tunes to promote our upcoming production of the show in November. ...

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Audition Dates

Published: August 25th, 2017

Dancers Auditions for ‘Oliver!’ Dancers auditions will be on Tuesday 12th September at 7:30pm, at BOST HQ. The first rehearsal will follow the audition the same night. Please bring jazz, ballet and character shoes. Dancers must have a playing age of 16+. Rehearsals will be ...

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Upcoming Events

Published: August 25th, 2017

Tickle the Ivories Sunday 3rd September It’s that time of year again when we gather round a piano and belt out some show tunes. This year we will also be joined by some of Fagin’s Gang singing songs from our upcoming production ‘Oliver!’ Please come ...

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JOHN DOUGLAS BOWEN

Published: April 25th, 2015

Yesterday, many BOST members sadly joined the Bowen family and other friends to say a very fond farewell to our long-time friend and colleague, John Bowen.  Actively involved in BOST for several decades, John was until recently working on our Marketing Team as well as featuring in our Concerts, large and small, and playing character roles on stage.  Roles such as Frank in the Strauss operetta “Die Fledermaus,” the high priest Caiaphas in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” and bumbling inventor Maurice (Belle’s father) in Disney’s family musical “Beauty And The Beast” proclaim his versatility in characterization and singing styles.

With his caring personality and never being without a smile, John naturally set everyone at ease.  He was a born raconteur and retold tales in a lively, humorous manner to the delight of his listeners.  His varied choices of careers during his working life and the wide range of his reading meant that John was rarely at a loss for a snippet of interesting trivia or an apt, amusing quotation, whatever the topic of conversation!

He will be much missed but never forgotten by BOST members and by many within our audiences, too.

 

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