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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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Open Auditions for “The Full Monty”

Published: August 15th, 2012


Open auditions for named characters in this funny, gritty, moving musical are to be held at our Rehearsal Hall in CLIFTON ROAD, BIRKENHEAD on SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER, COMMENCING AT 5:00PM, and MONDAY 24th, from 7:00PM.
(Directions are available on the Contact Us page.)


Six former steelworkers in Buffalo (New York) are frustrated by their unemployment, having neither money nor prospects. They see
their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers and decide to make some quick cash by becoming a team of male
strippers themselves, despite their ‘real man’ bodies. As the men prepare for their one-night-extravaganza, they work through their
anxieties and self-consciousness, by the growing strength of their camaraderie.

If you are interested, the following roles are up for audition.

(Please get in touch for the appropriate audition passages.)

JERRY -Lead Role- (in 30s, divorced, demotivated, impulsive)
DAVE (in 30s, overweight, low self-esteem)
HAROLD (former supervisor, middle-class aspirant)
“HORSE” (as his song says, a “Big Black Man”)
MALCOLM (in 20s, gauche and lonely)
ETHAN (in 20s, wishes to dance like Donald O’Connor in “Singin’ in the Rain”)

PAM (Jerry’s disenchanted ex, protective of their son)
GEORGIE (Dave’s concerned, loving wife)
VICKI (Harold’s spendthrift wife, the centre of his world)
JEANETTE (a tough, seen-it-all showbiz pianist)
ESTELLE (Jerry’s part-time, trouble-making girlfriend)
DOLORES, SUSAN, JOANNIE, JOANNE (friends of Georgie)
TEDDY (Pam’s live-in boyfriend) [Non Singing] “KENO” (professional stripper, personification of male physical perfection) [Non Singing] REG, MARTY (ex-steelworkers)

Also, the important role of
NATHAN (Jerry’s 12 year-old SON.)

For Audition material, please call into Clifton Road between 7:30 and 10:00pm any THURSDAY evening between now and then.

Alternately, call answerphone 0151 666 1200, leaving your name, contact details and requirements so we can get back to you.


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

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