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

Latest News

BOST supports SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

Published: March 7th, 2020

We are delighted to be supporting SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, during our production of ‘When The Lights Go On Again’. SSAFA has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year their team of volunteers and employees help more ...

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Heswall to host WTLGOA preview

Published: February 10th, 2020

We’ll be giving Heswall audiences an exclusive preview performance of songs from ‘When The Lights Go On Again’ on Saturday 28th March. Our Concert Party will be performing a short extract of the WWII era songs, along with many other musical favourites at our upcoming ...

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BOST Scoop Seven District Awards

Published: January 25th, 2020

We have won a super 7 NODA North West District 4 Awards 2020! These accolades are associated with our 2019 performances of  ‘Hello Dolly’ and ‘A Christmas Carol – the musical’. A full list of winning titles can be found below: BEST MUSICAL – A ...

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