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It is with regret that we have had to take the decision to cancel our production of ‘When The Lights Go On Again’, which was due to have been performed at the Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, this May. This decision was not taken lightly and ...

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Competition to join online West End Masterclass


Following the success of our previous West End Masterclasses, with leading lady Helen Hobson and Choreographer Ben Clare, we are delighted to be running the third session in the series next week. On Tuesday 3rd November, we will be joined by West End Director, Alastair ...

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In an effort to give some clarity and certainty to our audiences and members alike during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are rescheduling our planned productions now, rather than waiting for government announcements regarding the lifting of restrictions. Our forthcoming production dates will now be ...

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Cast announced for A Christmas Carol


After our highly competitive open auditions, we’re excited to announce our talented ‘A Christmas Carol’ cast.

It’s great to have lots of new faces join the company, performing alongside others who have graced the stage with BOST many times before. We’re also delighted to have a fantastic group of children performing in this production, as well as some very talented dancers.

‘A Christmas Carol’ is a super family show with many named roles, giving lots of people the opportunity to shine and help tell the classic story:

Principal adult characters

  • Tony Prince – Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Gina Phillips – Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Michael Pearson – Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Linzi Stefanov – Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Frank Nance – Jacob Marley
  • Chris Simmons – Mr Fezziwig
  • Rebecca Nielson – Mrs Fezziwig
  • Mark McManus – Bob Cratchit
  • Elizabeth Farrington – Mrs Cratchit
  • Bridie Flanagan – Emily
  • Philip Longstaffe Smith – Young Scrooge
  • Euan Parkes – Young Marley
  • Matthew Furness – Fred Anderson
  • Laura Steventon – Sally Anderson
  • Liane Lloyd – Mrs Mops
  • Lucy Furness – Mother of Scrooge (at age 8)
  • Carl Griffiths – The Beadle
  • Mark Hoile – Mr Smythe

Principal Youth Characters

  • Matthew Burke – Tiny Tim Cratchit
  • Livia May Milton Allen – Kathy Cratchit
  • Rory Flynn – Peter Cratchit
  • Evie Kaufman – Martha Cratchit
  • Harvey Jameson – Jonathan
  • Cole Boon – Ebeneezer (aged 12)
  • Maya Rugen – Fan
  • Alexander Weigh – Ebeneezer (aged 8)
  • Molly Large – Grace Smythe

‘A Christmas Carol’ is being performed at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre from 7-10th November. Tickets are already on sale and can be bought here.


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