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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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Musical tribute to former leading lady

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We are saddened by the recent passing of Davina (Dee) Jones. Davina was a member of BOST for many years and was a talented performer and good friend. She first joined in 1979, fresh out of University, for our production of The Sound of Music. ...

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West End Masterclass series launched

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Theatre fans given the chance to join exclusive online events with West End stars We have launched a series of special West End Masterclasses, which will be held throughout the year, with a different West End star taking part each time. Exclusive to BOST’s membership base, ...

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Tricia Gaskell

Trish initially trained as an orchestral musician, playing flute and piccolo. Before she was 18 years old she was awarded qualifications in performance and teaching. Playing for her first musical at eleven years old, she took over as Musical Director for youth shows from the age of 14 years. After studying Law in Birmingham and gaining LLB and LLM degrees, Trish returned to the Merseyside area in 1989, playing for musical theatre as an accompanist and as an orchestral musician in various theatres across the North West, from the Royal Exchange in Manchester to the Liverpool Empire. During this time, after moving to North Wales in 1994, she also acted as MD for various local groups before commencing her current relationship with BOST in 1995.

Primarily, now, Trish works with BOST and has been MD for our main productions at the Liverpool Empire, Royal Court and Floral Pavilion Theatres as well as for Autumn and Christmas Concerts where she has conducted our guest bands the Haydock Band and Northop Silver Band, and also special charity concerts at The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. In the annual NODA North West Awards Trish was voted Best Musical Director in 2004 for “Annie”, and was again nominated in 2009 for “The Scarlet Pimpernel”. By day Trish works as a solicitor for the NHS, and lives with her husband plus a motley assortment of horses, dogs, cats, sheep and turkeys on a smallholding near Abergele.

 

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