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Sweeney Todd Auditions


We will be holding Open Auditions on Sunday 17th June, starting at 11am, with Recalls if required on Sunday 1st July, 11am start. Auditions will be held at BOST HQ ~ 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2SG Audition passages will be available in March ~ ...

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My Fair Lady tickets are selling fast!


‘My Fair Lady’ is selling out quickly! Tickets for the 3pm performance of our staged concert ‘My Fair Lady’ are selling really well and there are only single seats left! There is better availability for our evening performance (7:30pm), so book now to avoid disappointment. ...

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Upcoming production – Sweeney Todd!


We are excited to announce that our next major production will be “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street“. “Sweeney Todd” has won many awards over the years: • 8 Tony awards on Broadway, including Best Musical. • Olivier awards on the West End ...

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BOST is very honoured to have been asked to contribute again to the Pause for Hope service this year.  Our participation in previous services has always been moving and thought-provoking for our Members: we look forward to being part of this year’s event, which touches so many people’s lives.


2016 Service Details

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool.

Sunday 11th September 2016 at 3pm.

Bishop Tom Williams. Rev Dr Crispin Pailing, Rev Phil Jump

Music; Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust, Dave, Danielle and Emily Flynn


How “Pause For Hope” began

The initiative came from retired thoracic surgeon Professor Ray Donnelly, MBE FRCS, Founder and President of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. He was supported by Bro Ken Vance SJ and other cancer charities on Merseyside including Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Lily Centre, the Linda McCartney Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust,the North West Cancer Research Fund, Sunflowers and Woodlands Hospice.

The first ecumenical service was held in 1999 in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Liverpool.  Since then services have been held annually in Liverpool, alternating between the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals. Representatives of the Salvation Army and other free churches on Merseyside have taken part in all the services.  Annual services are now also held in Manchester and Chester.  Other services have been held in different parts of the UK and the Isle of Man and there has also been international interest.

The service has proved to be very popular and is attended by many of the civic dignitaries. In 2009 Pause for Hope began a partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside, resulting in even greater community involvement, further increased in 2010 by a new partnership with the Liverpool Echo.

Further information can be found on their dedicated website,


© 2018 Birkenhead Operatic Society.
Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
Charity No/259 306.

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