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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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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Dates: 14th May, 2008 - 17th May, 2008
Venue: Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Merseyside Premiere of this lavish Broadway Musical. Soaring melodies abound in this tale of passion and adventure.

Described as “Broadway’s Most Intriguing Musical”, The Scarlet Pimpernel opened for its World Premiere on Broadway in 1997 and ran for more than 700 performances. The Show was classed as “Highly Recommended” by the New York Theatre Guide.



No doubt you are familiar with the phrase –
“They seek him here – They seek him there”

Well, the “him” in question is none other than our dashing hero – “The Scarlet Pimpernel”. Based on the novel by Baroness Orczy, we bring his story to life in this exciting new Broadway Musical

The action is set in 1794 during the terrible and bloody French Revolution. Madame Guillotine is very busy parting the heads of many innocent French men and women from their bodies.

Who can save these people?

One man defies the Revolutionaries and, time after time, plans and executes daring rescues with his small band of men.
Who is this saviour? He is only known by his calling card, a red, star-shaped flower, the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Having just come home from France on business, Sir Percy Blakeney introduces his new French wife to the delights of England. Sir Percy sings “You are my home” until he realises there is a dark side to his beautiful wife. Can he trust her?

Meanwhile, news is spreading of the Pimpernel’s success. Every plan the dark and powerful Chauvelin makes, is thwarted.
The plot unfolds with treachery, romance and comedy, climaxing in a dramatic sword-fight.

But how does the story end..?



Sue Beattie, Sarah Chidlow, Collette Clare, Angela Clarke, Karen Cooper, Kate Cooper, Catherine Elwin, Anne Fleming, Janice Foster, Sylvia Gregory, Kathleen Manning, Kate McKenna, Edwina Milford, Chris Potts, Barbara Steventon, Shelley Stewart, Heather Welsby, Christine Williams


Les Bailey, Allan Cairns, Robert Dale, Brian Gregory, Mark Hoile, John Holliday, Alastair Knights, Ian Lyle, Robin Miller-Stott, Jamie Toner, Denis Toohey,

Boys: Jack Clarke, Dominic Gore, Alex Gore, Isaac Pelzer

Young Girl: Mia Bojtler

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
L1 1JE

Telephone: 0870 606 3536


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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
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