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BOST presents ‘Stars In Their Eyes’

Published: August 7th, 2017

Saturday 29th July 2017 Well, what a fabulous night we had at BOST HQ with our own rendition of Stars In Their Eyes.  We even had our very own ‘Tonight Matthew’ with Matthew Furness making his hosting debut and an excellent job he did of it ...

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Oliver! Auditions Update

Published: June 13th, 2017

  TUESDAY 13th JUNE  OLIVER!  AUDITIONS. Thanks for a very good response. Approximate timings as follows: NANCY, 7pm. FAGIN, 8pm. SIKES, 9pm. BUMBLE & CORNEY, 9:30. Be aware that, if everyone turns up, things are likely to over-run.   OLIVER!  AUDITION TIMES on THURSDAY 15th June    The approximate timeslots ...

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BEST MUSICAL AWARD

Published: June 4th, 2017

We were so proud to be nominated for 7 NODA Awards for our last production, “White Christmas.” Our  nominations were: – Best Musical – Best Musical Direction: Trish Gaskell  – Best Choreography: Graeme Henderson – Best Leading female actor: Gina Phillips – Best Supporting male actor: Frank ...

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JOHN DOUGLAS BOWEN

Published: April 25th, 2015

Yesterday, many BOST members sadly joined the Bowen family and other friends to say a very fond farewell to our long-time friend and colleague, John Bowen.  Actively involved in BOST for several decades, John was until recently working on our Marketing Team as well as featuring in our Concerts, large and small, and playing character roles on stage.  Roles such as Frank in the Strauss operetta “Die Fledermaus,” the high priest Caiaphas in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” and bumbling inventor Maurice (Belle’s father) in Disney’s family musical “Beauty And The Beast” proclaim his versatility in characterization and singing styles.

With his caring personality and never being without a smile, John naturally set everyone at ease.  He was a born raconteur and retold tales in a lively, humorous manner to the delight of his listeners.  His varied choices of careers during his working life and the wide range of his reading meant that John was rarely at a loss for a snippet of interesting trivia or an apt, amusing quotation, whatever the topic of conversation!

He will be much missed but never forgotten by BOST members and by many within our audiences, too.

 

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