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Sweeney Todd Auditions


We will be holding Open Auditions on Sunday 17th June, starting at 11am, with Recalls if required on Sunday 1st July, 11am start. Auditions will be held at BOST HQ ~ 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2SG Audition passages will be available in March ~ ...

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My Fair Lady tickets are selling fast!


‘My Fair Lady’ is selling out quickly! Tickets for the 3pm performance of our staged concert ‘My Fair Lady’ are selling really well and there are only single seats left! There is better availability for our evening performance (7:30pm), so book now to avoid disappointment. ...

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Upcoming production – Sweeney Todd!


We are excited to announce that our next major production will be “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street“. “Sweeney Todd” has won many awards over the years: • 8 Tony awards on Broadway, including Best Musical. • Olivier awards on the West End ...

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Leading Players in “JEKYLL”


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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