BOST…give people the standard of entertainment they expect to see…professional standards from people who just happen to earn their living outside the theatre.
Hello Dolly (2006) – Liverpool Echo
The following comments are from the Daily Post’s Art Critic Philip Key, on 30th December 2005, when awarding BOST the accolade of ‘Best Musical 2005’ for their production of Anything Goes: “The BOST has produced some splendid productions over the years, but none finer than Anything Goes at the Liverpool Empire. Veteran Director Elsie Kelly pulled out all the stops with the song and dance numbers from Cole Porter’s musical, with choreographer Graeme Henderson adding his own skills. A good looking cast and splendid orchestral work under the baton of Trisha Gaskell added to the pleasure.”
Anything Goes (2005) – Daily Post
“When the local evening paper heads its review ‘Everything Glows’ you can expect a splendid show from BOST. And so it proved! The dancing throughout was thrilling…and the large chorus had obviously worked hard at their well drilled routines to add to the spectacle. … With an excellent orchestra under the direction of Trisha Gaskell, it was guaranteed the audience would go out with a smile and a song.” NODA Northwest Magazine, Summer 2005
Anything Goes (2005) – NODA
“The production is an impressive all-but professional show, with some classy singers, good acting and the most delightful set of Royal moppets west of Siam.” Liverpool Echo
The King and I (2004) – Liverpool Echo
“Above all, it is a musical to be enjoyed and the society has pulled out all the stops in this production, directed by the ever reliable Elsie Kelly. … Wonderful costumes, a huge cast, amazing acrobats and even an eye-popping Chinese dragon dance, all add to the fun and excitement of the production. … The set changes are smoothly done and the whole production seems to roll along on castors. …as well as singing, they all act convincingly, enough to give this reviewer a misty eye at the sad moments, and a laugh at the funny ones. It is sheer bliss.” Daily Post, 30/04/2004
The King and I (2004) – Daily Post
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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