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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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Guys And Dolls

Dates: 15th May, 2014 - 17th May, 2014
Venue: Floral Pavilion Theatre

Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City of the 1950s, GUYS & DOLLS follows a number of colourful characters in a humorous and touching story set in the bright lights and shady corners of Times Square and is considered by many to be the perfect  romantic comedy musical.

There are two main couples, around whom the story revolves.   Firstly we have Sarah Brown, the upright and pretty “mission doll,” whose life’s work is to reform the sinners she sees in the City and Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who whisks her off to Havana for a bet.  Then we have Adelaide, the perpetually-ill nightclub performer whose ‘flu symptoms are due to the fact that her engagement has been on-going for 14 years, and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, who is always furtively searching for a venue for his infamous and illegal floating crap game.

Nathan hopes to get a $1,000 security deposit to hold the game in the Biltmore Garage by winning a bet against Sky Masterson, that he can’t take Sarah Brown to dinner in Havana, Cuba.  On their return, Sarah, now in love with Sky as much as he is with her, discovers that the crap game had been held in the mission in her absence. Believing Sky to have “got her out of the way” for that purpose, Sarah rejects him.

Meanwhile, in an attempt to allay Lt. Brannigan’s  suspicions, Nathan tells the police officer that he and his friends are gathering together for his wedding to Adelaide.   Imagine her delight… until she realises her intended is once more involved in running his gambling ring!

Thankfully, everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling’s hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser’s bright and brassy score.  With many well-known songs, such as Luck Be A Lady,” ”Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat” and “Take Back Your Mink,” Guys And Dolls is a sure-fire winner.

 
Guys And Dolls

Floral Pavilion Theatre

Marine Promenade
New Brighton
Wirral
CH45 2JS

Telephone: 0151 666 0000

 
 

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