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Cancellation of When The Lights Go On Again

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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

Competition to join online West End Masterclass

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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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SHOWS RESCHEDULED

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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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Leading Players in “JEKYLL”

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Our principal and ensemble rehearsals are well underway for October’s production of “Jekyll And Hyde ~ The Musical.

The demanding dual role of Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde was won by CHRIS SIMMONS, well-known to our audiences for his recent portrayals of Rooster Hannigan in “Annie,” and Nathan Detroit in “Guys And Dolls” amongst others.

He will be working alongside two wonderful singer-actresses; LINZI STEFANOV, seen as Miss Adelaide in “Guys And Dolls” and as Nancy in “Oliver!” to name but two, and GINA PHILLIPS who has also played many roles for BOST, such as Mrs Potts in Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” and Hope Harcourt, the well-connected debutante in “Anything Goes.”

Linzi is taking on the role of  Lucy Harris, a kind-hearted girl who has had to resort to the “oldest profession” in order to survive, and who falls for Jekyll’s gentle, sympathetic manner when he treats her injuries inflicted by Hyde.  Meanwhile,   Gina is playing the character of Jekyll’s devoted fiancee, Lady Emma Carew, who supports her husband-to-be throughout his research and has promised to remain beside him through all.

Jekyll’s best friend and lawyer, John Utterson, will be played by TONY PRINCE, another regular BOST principal.  Two of Tony’s favourite roles for BOST have been Sky Masterson in “Guys And Dolls” and Fagin in “Oliver!” amongst many.

The other principal parts have been cast as follows:

Sir Danvers Carew               Frank Nance

Simon Stride                      Stuart Raphel

Bishop of Basingstoke        Eddie Bentley

Lady Beaconsfield              Meryl Langford

Lord Savage                        Mark Hoile

General Lord Glossop        Jimmy McLoughlin

Sir Archibald Proops         Mike Eccles

Spider                              Carl Loughlin Ravenscroft

Nellie                                Beckie Nielson

Poole                               Roy Caligari

 

 

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