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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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Open Auditions for “The Full Monty”

Published: August 15th, 2012


Open auditions for named characters in this funny, gritty, moving musical are to be held at our Rehearsal Hall in CLIFTON ROAD, BIRKENHEAD on SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER, COMMENCING AT 5:00PM, and MONDAY 24th, from 7:00PM.
(Directions are available on the Contact Us page.)


Six former steelworkers in Buffalo (New York) are frustrated by their unemployment, having neither money nor prospects. They see
their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers and decide to make some quick cash by becoming a team of male
strippers themselves, despite their ‘real man’ bodies. As the men prepare for their one-night-extravaganza, they work through their
anxieties and self-consciousness, by the growing strength of their camaraderie.

If you are interested, the following roles are up for audition.

(Please get in touch for the appropriate audition passages.)

JERRY -Lead Role- (in 30s, divorced, demotivated, impulsive)
DAVE (in 30s, overweight, low self-esteem)
HAROLD (former supervisor, middle-class aspirant)
“HORSE” (as his song says, a “Big Black Man”)
MALCOLM (in 20s, gauche and lonely)
ETHAN (in 20s, wishes to dance like Donald O’Connor in “Singin’ in the Rain”)

PAM (Jerry’s disenchanted ex, protective of their son)
GEORGIE (Dave’s concerned, loving wife)
VICKI (Harold’s spendthrift wife, the centre of his world)
JEANETTE (a tough, seen-it-all showbiz pianist)
ESTELLE (Jerry’s part-time, trouble-making girlfriend)
DOLORES, SUSAN, JOANNIE, JOANNE (friends of Georgie)
TEDDY (Pam’s live-in boyfriend) [Non Singing] “KENO” (professional stripper, personification of male physical perfection) [Non Singing] REG, MARTY (ex-steelworkers)

Also, the important role of
NATHAN (Jerry’s 12 year-old SON.)

For Audition material, please call into Clifton Road between 7:30 and 10:00pm any THURSDAY evening between now and then.

Alternately, call answerphone 0151 666 1200, leaving your name, contact details and requirements so we can get back to you.


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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
Charity No/259 306.

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