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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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Oliver

Dates: 9th May, 2007 - 12th May, 2007
Venue: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Young orphan Oliver Twist has been raised in the bleak world of a Victorian workhouse, his parentage unknown. When he dares ask for more gruel at mealtime, the parish beadle, Mr. Bumble, sells him as child labour to a local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. Bullied by Sowerberry’s apprentice, Noah Claypole, Oliver runs away and heads for London.

En route, he meets the Artful Dodger, one of a gang of child pickpockets run by the criminal mastermind Fagin. Naively supposing himself to have found a friend, Oliver accompanies the Dodger to Fagin’s lair, where he is quickly put to work learning the tricks of the trade.

On his first expedition with the gang, not fully understanding the nature of the
proceedings, he is arrested; however, the intended victim, Mr. Brownlow, recognizing that Oliver is no thief by nature and seeing in him some resemblance to his late daughter, takes the boy into his own care.

Oliver seems to have found a safe haven – until Fagin dispatches his brutish accomplice, Bill Sikes, and Sikes’s abused girlfriend, Nancy, to kidnap him back again. Nancy, however, makes a brave decision to defy Sikes and Fagin, in order to restore Oliver to Mr. Brownlow – and, as it turns out, to the long-lost family he has never known.

Chorus

Ladies

Sue Beattie, Mia Bojtler, Carol Butler, Elizabeth Butler, Collette Clare, Elaine Connell, Karen Cooper, Kate Cooper
Kathy Cowen, Catherine Elwin, Janice Foster, Katie Glover
Melanie Issac, Kathleen Manning, Lynda McKay, Helen Pilcher
Barbara Steventon, Laura Steventon, Shelley Stewart
Danielle Thomas, Heather Welsby, Christine Williams
Katherine Winter

Gentlemen

Les Bailey, John Coyle, Chris Dale, Brian Gregory
Mark Hoile, John Holliday, Chris Lee, Robin Miller-Stott
Daniel Shelvey, John Tetlow, Denis Toohey, Don Whyte

 
Oliver

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Telephone: 0870 606 3536

 
 

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