Media Comments

A selection of critics’ comments about some of our recent productions…

 

The following comments are from the Daily Post’s Art Critic Philip Key, on 30th December 2005, when awarding BOST the accolade of ‘Best Musical 2005’ for their production of Anything Goes: “The BOST has produced some splendid productions over the years, but none finer than Anything Goes at the Liverpool Empire. Veteran Director Elsie Kelly pulled out all the stops with the song and dance numbers from Cole Porter’s musical, with choreographer Graeme Henderson adding his own skills. A good looking cast and splendid orchestral work under the baton of Trisha Gaskell added to the pleasure.”

Anything Goes (2005) – Daily Post

“When the local evening paper heads its review ‘Everything Glows’ you can expect a splendid show from BOST. And so it proved! The dancing throughout was thrilling…and the large chorus had obviously worked hard at their well drilled routines to add to the spectacle. … With an excellent orchestra under the direction of Trisha Gaskell, it was guaranteed the audience would go out with a smile and a song.” NODA Northwest Magazine, Summer 2005

Anything Goes (2005) – NODA

“The production is an impressive all-but professional show, with some classy singers, good acting and the most delightful set of Royal moppets west of Siam.” Liverpool Echo

The King and I (2004) – Liverpool Echo

“Above all, it is a musical to be enjoyed and the society has pulled out all the stops in this production, directed by the ever reliable Elsie Kelly. … Wonderful costumes, a huge cast, amazing acrobats and even an eye-popping Chinese dragon dance, all add to the fun and excitement of the production. … The set changes are smoothly done and the whole production seems to roll along on castors. …as well as singing, they all act convincingly, enough to give this reviewer a misty eye at the sad moments, and a laugh at the funny ones. It is sheer bliss.” Daily Post, 30/04/2004

The King and I (2004) – Daily Post

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