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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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Tricia Gaskell

Trish initially trained as an orchestral musician, playing flute and piccolo. Before she was 18 years old she was awarded qualifications in performance and teaching. Playing for her first musical at eleven years old, she took over as Musical Director for youth shows from the age of 14 years. After studying Law in Birmingham and gaining LLB and LLM degrees, Trish returned to the Merseyside area in 1989, playing for musical theatre as an accompanist and as an orchestral musician in various theatres across the North West, from the Royal Exchange in Manchester to the Liverpool Empire. During this time, after moving to North Wales in 1994, she also acted as MD for various local groups before commencing her current relationship with BOST in 1995.

Primarily, now, Trish works with BOST and has been MD for our main productions at the Liverpool Empire, Royal Court and Floral Pavilion Theatres as well as for Autumn and Christmas Concerts where she has conducted our guest bands the Haydock Band and Northop Silver Band, and also special charity concerts at The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In the annual NODA North West Awards Trish was voted Best Musical Director in 2004 for “Annie”, and was again nominated in 2009 for “The Scarlet Pimpernel”. By day Trish works as a solicitor for the NHS, and lives with her husband plus a motley assortment of horses, dogs, cats, sheep and turkeys on a smallholding near Abergele.


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