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Sweeney Todd cast announced

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Following some highly competitive open auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’, the panel have selected a very talented principal cast, who are now busy rehearsing with Director Elsie Kelly. With some recognisable names from previous BOST productions alongside some new faces, we’re pleased to reveal the talented ...

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Rave reviews for ‘My Fair Lady’

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Following our short – but very sweet – run of ‘My Fair Lady’ staged concerts earlier this month, we have received some loverly feedback from audience members and theatre critics alike. Here are just a few comments, reviews and pieces of feedback received: “The programme ...

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An Evening with Norah Button

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BOST Musicals are hosting an evening with ‘theatre guru’ and BOST Patron, Norah Button, later this year. Norah, who won the Freedom of the City of Liverpool Award in 2010 and was Co-Principal of Liverpool Theatre School, has had a hugely successful career as a ...

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1944 – 2011: A tribute to Malcolm McEwan

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A tribute to Malcolm McEwan, our Vice Chairman between 2002 and 2011, who sadly passed away recently:

A few words about Mal and BOST – not Mal and several other Societies, just Mal and BOST – because with Mal there was only BOST, he was the most loyal member; quite happy to play a role, or be the tall one in the back row of the chorus.

As Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Audition Committee, Chairman of the Marketing Committee, Mal was an integral member of the small bunch of people who, year after year, show after show, week in week out, are always there, when the stars have shone and gone – selling tickets, making costumes, props, tea, etc, attending meeting after meeting to ensure the smooth running of the Society. Mal was the friendliest face of BOST – first with the handshake and usually, “Hiya mate, lovely to see you, how are you doing?”. He thought we were all brilliant, even when we were not! Now and then he was brilliant himself – remember his King Pellinore in Camelot?

Naturally we feel sad, but we should also feel glad and privileged to have known Mal, and we’ll carry on, despite the massive hole he’s left in our lives – he’d expect nothing less.

It’s true that no-one is indispensable, but, some people, like Mal, are simply irreplaceable. Well played Mal, you were brilliant!

Written by John Bowen.

 

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