The Empire was alive with the sound of music last night as Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust brought the Rogers and Hammerstein show to the city stage. Although an amateur group, BOST put on an accomplished and impressive production. Jessica Walters as Maria is certainly not a problem to be solved… (she) is irreproachable and her scenes with the Von Trapp children are a
delight. Do-re-mi and The Lonely Goatherd are standout highlights. The show maintains an energetic momentum. Walters, the children and Gareth Casey Morris as the Captain, give fantastic performances, which appear far from amateur. The highlight is, of course, the Von Trapp clan performing in
front of a giant Nazi flag and officers, a beautiful rendition of Eidelweiss.