Media Comments

A selection of critics’ comments about some of our recent productions…

 

BOST..have a solid reputation in the city…and continue to give professional crews a run for their money. … The songs are timeless and each character…does them justice alongside some very enthusiastic choreography. Director Elsie Kelly ensures the stage is awash with colour…and Trisha Gaskell’s musical direction hits the right notes on all the up tempo numbers and the classic ballards.

Oliver! (2007) – Liverpool Echo

What a show! It is very rare that all the constituents of a production come together with such excellence, but at the cavernous Liverpool Empire Theatre, they certainly did! Cast, dancers, costumes and orchestra were all on top form to give a colourful, fast moving and highly amusing account of this favourite musical. … The strong Birkenhead chorus was in fine voice…and with the fine orchestra giving full reign to the lively Jerry Herman score under Trish Gaskell, this was a worthy production to mark BOST’s 80th Birthday.

Hello Dolly (2006) – NODA Northwest Magazine

BOST excelled themselves in a fast moving, slick, spectacular production of Hello Dolly.

Hello Dolly (2006) – Dowager’s Diary, Wirral Champion

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

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Upcoming production – All Together Now!

Published: October 11th, 2021

BOST are delighted to be participating in MTI’s global ‘All Together Now!’ event to celebrate local, live theatre post-pandemic. This revue show is packed with songs from hit musicals throughout the decades and will be performed by BOST’s soloists and chorus. Performances will take place ...

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Upcoming production – The Magic of Christmas Musicals

Published: September 8th, 2021

Add some theatrical sparkle to your Christmas this year, at ‘The Magic of Christmas Musicals’. We are excited to be back on stage later this year, with a new and exciting production! Being performed in St George’s Hall’s magnificent Concert Room, this special concert will ...

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We’re back together!

Published: August 26th, 2021

After 18 months of online Zoom rehearsals, we finally got back together in our HQ this week! We have embraced a different way of learning and performing over the past year which has been challenging, yet has allowed us to innovate our ways of working. ...

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