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Oliver! Auditions Update

Published: June 13th, 2017

  TUESDAY 13th JUNE  OLIVER!  AUDITIONS. Thanks for a very good response. Approximate timings as follows: NANCY, 7pm. FAGIN, 8pm. SIKES, 9pm. BUMBLE & CORNEY, 9:30. Be aware that, if everyone turns up, things are likely to over-run.   OLIVER!  AUDITION TIMES on THURSDAY 15th June    The approximate timeslots ...

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BEST MUSICAL AWARD

BEST MUSICAL AWARD

Published: June 4th, 2017

We were so proud to be nominated for 7 NODA Awards for our last production, “White Christmas.” Our  nominations were: – Best Musical – Best Musical Direction: Trish Gaskell  – Best Choreography: Graeme Henderson – Best Leading female actor: Gina Phillips – Best Supporting male actor: Frank ...

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SURPRISE VISIT AT WIRRAL RESIDENTIAL HOME

Published: May 28th, 2017

Residents at The Pines residential care home in Bidston were treated to a surprise visit from some of our members last week. We took a break from our busy rehearsal schedule to spend time with residents and bring the magic of the musicals directly into ...

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Leading Players in “JEKYLL”

Published: June 30th, 2015

Our principal and ensemble rehearsals are well underway for October’s production of “Jekyll And Hyde ~ The Musical.

The demanding dual role of Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde was won by CHRIS SIMMONS, well-known to our audiences for his recent portrayals of Rooster Hannigan in “Annie,” and Nathan Detroit in “Guys And Dolls” amongst others.

He will be working alongside two wonderful singer-actresses; LINZI STEFANOV, seen as Miss Adelaide in “Guys And Dolls” and as Nancy in “Oliver!” to name but two, and GINA PHILLIPS who has also played many roles for BOST, such as Mrs Potts in Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” and Hope Harcourt, the well-connected debutante in “Anything Goes.”

Linzi is taking on the role of  Lucy Harris, a kind-hearted girl who has had to resort to the “oldest profession” in order to survive, and who falls for Jekyll’s gentle, sympathetic manner when he treats her injuries inflicted by Hyde.  Meanwhile,   Gina is playing the character of Jekyll’s devoted fiancee, Lady Emma Carew, who supports her husband-to-be throughout his research and has promised to remain beside him through all.

Jekyll’s best friend and lawyer, John Utterson, will be played by TONY PRINCE, another regular BOST principal.  Two of Tony’s favourite roles for BOST have been Sky Masterson in “Guys And Dolls” and Fagin in “Oliver!” amongst many.

The other principal parts have been cast as follows:

Sir Danvers Carew               Frank Nance

Simon Stride                      Stuart Raphel

Bishop of Basingstoke        Eddie Bentley

Lady Beaconsfield              Meryl Langford

Lord Savage                        Mark Hoile

General Lord Glossop        Jimmy McLoughlin

Sir Archibald Proops         Mike Eccles

Spider                              Carl Loughlin Ravenscroft

Nellie                                Beckie Nielson

Poole                               Roy Caligari

 

 

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