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“Go on Nancy, give us a tune!”

Published: October 19th, 2017

With our production of ‘Oliver!’ only three weeks away, we thought we’d let you have a little sneak preview of what we have in store for you! Please use the Facebook address below to watch our Nancy (Jennifer Swanepoel) performing her very own rendition of ...

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BOST’s New President

Published: October 10th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Brian Corfe will be the new president for Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust. He will be taking over the role from Aldham Robarts, whom we would like to give an extra special thank you for all his wonderful support over ...

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Our Cast is Complete!

Published: October 10th, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have finally cast our canine star for ‘Oliver!’ and we have certainly hit the “Bullseye” with this one. Bruce is a 5 year old English Bull Terrier and belongs to his lovely owners Fran and Jim from Eastham. ...

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Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Dates: 11th May, 2011 - 14th May, 2011
Venue: Liverpool Empire Theatre

This magical musical follows the traditional fairytale, but with 2 typical Disney additions: firstly an arrogant town hero complete with his ineffectual side-kick, who devise a dastardly plan to ensnare Belle in marriage; and secondly, not only has the prince been transformed into a hideous beast, but all the inhabitants of his castle have also undergone change, becoming household objects (including a clock, candlestick and teapot), whilst retaining their human personalities. Can true love flourish between Belle and the beast, and so break the curse before it is too late?

Following the global popularity and success of the 1991 Oscar-winning animated Disney movie, the Broadway stage adaptation was created. It became Broadway’s 6th longest running production and won the Olivier Award in the UK for Best New Musical in 1998. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman, the enchanting and well-loved songs include the upbeat ‘Be Our Guest’ and the unforgettable title song ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

Much of the energy and excitement in this show is created through the wonderful songs, both romantic and comical, and spectacular production numbers. The enchanting story-line and inspiring costumes will capture your imagination and transport you into that “Tale as old as Time.”

Chorus

Ladies
Sue Beattie, Sarah Chidlow, Collette Clare, Angela Clark, Elaine Connell, Kathy Cowan, Catherine Elwin, Anne Fleming, Sylvia Gregory, Laura Higginson, Karen Hoile, Julie Johnson, Liane Lloyd, Lynda McKay, Jan McKinnon, Edwina Milford, Leanne Petley, Helen Pilcher, Chris Potts, Karen Reynolds, Barbara Steventon, Laura Steventon, Jessica Walters, Gillian Welsby and Heather Welsby.

Gentlemen
Keith Blackwell, John Coyle, Phil Francis, Brian Gregory, Mark Hoile, John Holliday, David Jack, Paul Johnson, Matthew Alexander Jones, Barry Miller, Robert Stott, Denis Toohey and Kieron Connor Valentine.

 
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Telephone: 0870 606 3536

 
 

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