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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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Leading Players in “JEKYLL”

Published: June 30th, 2015

Our principal and ensemble rehearsals are well underway for October’s production of “Jekyll And Hyde ~ The Musical.

The demanding dual role of Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde was won by CHRIS SIMMONS, well-known to our audiences for his recent portrayals of Rooster Hannigan in “Annie,” and Nathan Detroit in “Guys And Dolls” amongst others.

He will be working alongside two wonderful singer-actresses; LINZI STEFANOV, seen as Miss Adelaide in “Guys And Dolls” and as Nancy in “Oliver!” to name but two, and GINA PHILLIPS who has also played many roles for BOST, such as Mrs Potts in Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” and Hope Harcourt, the well-connected debutante in “Anything Goes.”

Linzi is taking on the role of  Lucy Harris, a kind-hearted girl who has had to resort to the “oldest profession” in order to survive, and who falls for Jekyll’s gentle, sympathetic manner when he treats her injuries inflicted by Hyde.  Meanwhile,   Gina is playing the character of Jekyll’s devoted fiancee, Lady Emma Carew, who supports her husband-to-be throughout his research and has promised to remain beside him through all.

Jekyll’s best friend and lawyer, John Utterson, will be played by TONY PRINCE, another regular BOST principal.  Two of Tony’s favourite roles for BOST have been Sky Masterson in “Guys And Dolls” and Fagin in “Oliver!” amongst many.

The other principal parts have been cast as follows:

Sir Danvers Carew               Frank Nance

Simon Stride                      Stuart Raphel

Bishop of Basingstoke        Eddie Bentley

Lady Beaconsfield              Meryl Langford

Lord Savage                        Mark Hoile

General Lord Glossop        Jimmy McLoughlin

Sir Archibald Proops         Mike Eccles

Spider                              Carl Loughlin Ravenscroft

Nellie                                Beckie Nielson

Poole                               Roy Caligari

 

 

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