We are a vibrant musical theatre company based on Merseyside, with a membership of over 100.
We perform large-scale productions annually at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool ~ one of the largest UK theatres. We also perform shows at other theatres on both sides of the Mersey. Recent shows have included ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘The Full Monty” and “Jekyll And Hyde ~ The Musical.”
We give a variety of concerts ~ most of them specifically to raise funds for various good causes and charities.
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the latest offering by amateur musical theatre company Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust (BOST), hosted at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre which celebrates its 80th birthday this month. BOST is no stranger to big theatres having performed Oliver at the Royal Court last year and are preparing to ...
Five years ago, the ever-game BOST dazzled (literally) the Royal Court audience with The Full Monty, while last year they returned to the venue with Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Now the amateur company with professional standards has pushed the boundaries by taking on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning ‘black operetta’ Sweeney Todd, with impressive results. Sondheim created a ...
I wasn’t sure what to expect when this show was advertised under the well-known musical title ‘My Fair Lady’ but described as ‘a staged concert’. However what I did know was that it was going to be the work of Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust’s (BOST) and having reviewed this talented musical theatre company before, I ...
Sweeney Todd is a dark tale brought to the stage in Stephen Sondheim’s inimitable style; and then brought to light by BOST’s inimitable style of great singing, staging and superb casting. The deft directorial hand of Elsie Kelly was evident throughout and Tricia Gaskell’s musical ...Read More
No production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ would be complete without Mrs Lovett and her pie shop, and our front of house activity during ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre will be no different. Having already collaborated with innovative razor-cleaning device distributor, Collectric Ltd, BOST are ...Read More
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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
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4th October, 2018 - 6th October, 2018
Following on our sell-out production of Oliver last year at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool, we return to present Sweeney Todd this October. A winner of 8 Tony Awards and Olivier Awards, this musical thriller tells the well-known tale ...
Read about our new Friends of BOST scheme!