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2019 SHOW ANNOUNCED

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We are delighted to be returning to the Liverpool Empire Theatre, from May 16th-18th 2019, where we will be staging Jerry Herman’s all-singing & dancing musical extravaganza, ‘HELLO, DOLLY’! This fun, feel-good show was, for a time, the longest running musical in Broadway history.  It clocked ...

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From Broadway to BOST

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We are extremely excited to announce that the star of the 1979 West End production of ‘My Fair Lady‘, Liz Robertson, will be narrating our upcoming staged concert version at St George’s Hall Concert Room, on Sunday 3rd June! An Olivier nominee, as well as ...

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Sweeney Todd Auditions – Date change

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CHANGE OF DATES FOR SWEENEY TODD AUDITIONS Now to be held on Tuesday 8th May at 7:30pm for the characters of Sweeney Todd, Mrs Lovett, Anthony Hope and Johanna; and on Wednesday 9th May at 7:30pm for the characters of the Beggar Woman, Adolfo Pirelli, ...

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JOHN DOUGLAS BOWEN

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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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