Contact Us

Contact Us

Whether it is to book tickets, to join us or to give us your comments, you will find the contact information on this page.

Main Bromsgrove Operatic Society Contact

 

Our Chairman

Name:      Ian G Cox
Email:       01527 543808 or email iangcox@blueyonder.co.uk

 

 

Sponsor Us

Sponsor Us

Bromsgrove Operatic society is a registered charity (511840) and we rely on contributions and fund raising activities by members supporters.

If you are interested in sponsoring your local society we would welcome your interest please contact us at info@bromsgroveoperaticsociety.org.uk

BOS perform 1 main show a year and an Autumn/Winter Concert. Our main show in June runs for 6 nights at Artrix in Bromsgrove a venue that attracts keen theatregoers and show sponsors would feature in our printed programme . (this can include a website link if applicable).

We are a Bromsgrove based group with a strong members and friends base and encourage our members to support the local companies that sponsor us

Benefits for sponsors in our show programme.

Publications that is paid for – Theatre programmes are paid for which places a much higher intrinsic value on the programme, aiding retention.

Quality product with a long shelf life – Theatre programmes are treasured souvenirs. Much of our audience will come from friends and relatives of those involved with Bromsgrove Operatic Society

Read in a relaxed environment – Theatre programmes are read by people when they’re out enjoying themselves, an ideal time to attract receptive responses

Lifestyle of local people -Theatre programmes offer a high quality medium for local exposure.

For further information regarding sponsorship, we would be pleased to hear from you. info@bromsgroveoperaticsociety.org.uk

 

Awards

Awards

BOS scoops a prestigious award

Bromsgrove Operatic Society was awarded the Barnes Trophy by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, (NODA), for the ” Iolanthe” programme. This after winning the Richards Cup, a West Midlands Region award and being out forward to the national competition.

The cup is presented annually to the society judged the best throughout the whole of the 2011 season.

Pictured are Derek Gratridge newly elected NODA National President in one of his first duties presenting the Barnes Trophy and certificate award to Society Chairman Ian G Cox , at the associations national conference in Cardiff  on Saturday 6th October.

Barnes Trophy

Commenting on the societies success Ian said: “We are delighted with this, which gives enormous inspiration for us all at Bromsgrove Operatic Society. Those involved in the programme compilation and  all Members of BOS can feel very proud of being recognised with this national prestigious award.

Past Shows

Past Shows
  • 2019 Broadway Cabaret

  • Broadway Cabaret
  • 2018 Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors
    Little Shop of Horrors
  • 2017  Cheeky Pirates of Penzance   

    Pirates
    Pirates

     

  • 2016   Oliver  The Musical

    Oliver

2012 – Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

Mon 14 May 2012 7:30 PM

Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

This magnificent Broadway show is based on a most captivating true story, Annie Oakley an outspoken happy country girl and sharpshooter becomes the star of a Wild West show, falling for Rifleman Frank Butler. The production promises to be a spectacle full of colour and vibrancy, enhanced by music from one of the incomparable Irving Berlin’s most memorable scores, including; “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly” “The Girl That I Marry” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” “They Say It’s Wonderful” “My Defenses Are Down” “Anything You Can Do” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business”

An exhilarating show for the whole family.

Tickets £12.00 (Mon), £13.00 (Tues-Wed), £14.00 (Thurs-Sat)
From Artrix www.artrix-tickets.co.uk Tel 01527 577330
Whether your interest is to be on stage or behind the scenes being involved in administration, publicity, or helping out we would be delighted to welcome new members and if you would like to join us please contact us on 01527 543808 or visit our web site www.bromsgroveoperaticsociety.org.uk

2011 – Iolanthe

MON 9TH – SAT 14TH MAY

IOLANTHE – BROMSGROVE OPERATIC SOCIETY

BOS – incorporating Bromsgrove Musical Productions presents

IOLANTHE

BOS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2011 and is returning to Artrix for this year’s production with a story of love, politics and misunderstandings.Iolanthe is one of the most well-known G&S operettas with gorgeous music rousing choruses and enchanting characters.

Gilbert and Sullivan can be enjoyed at their brilliant best in this fanciful comedy of witty and waggish dialogue which though written and first performed over 100 years ago retains the same relevant satire and humour. Gilbert’s lyrical wit and humour combined with Sullivan’s magical music is applied to the political scene where satirical swipes at Liberals and Conservatives are particularly resonant today.

After Iolanthe, a fairy, commits the capital offence of marrying a mortal, she is banished from Fairyland for life. She gives birth to their son, Strephon, who, as a result, is half mortal, half fairy. 25 years later the Queen agrees to Iolanthe’s return. Strephon, his legs mortal while his upper half remains fairy, is engaged to the mortal Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor. When Phyllis catches him embracing his mother, mistaking her for a 17 year old love rival, the wedding is off. Phyllis turns instead to her guardian and the House of Lords to provide a husband. The Fairy Queen speaks up for Strephon, appointing him a Member of Parliament, along with other punishments – ending their expense accounts, and appointing Lords by competitive examination.

Devotees of G&S and those not so familiar with this comic duos work will enjoy the traditional music and modern vibrant production of enchantment and musical harmony. It is a.topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords – a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive and can be assured to delight.

Monday 9th – Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm

Monday: £9

Tuesday – Thursday: £11

Friday and Saturday: £13

2010 – Kiss Me, Kate

KISS ME KATE

MON 10TH – SAT 15TH MAY

An invitation to ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ awaits audiences for Kiss Me Kate, the title of this knockabout musical comedy with its classic score and timeless story. The play-within-a-play has egotistical actor-producer, Fred Graham, and his ex wife, Lilli Vanessi, bickering and romancing their way through  one of Cole Porter’s most-loved musicals, a parallel of Shakespeare’s Pretrucio and Kate in Taming of the Shrew.

This production is a must for the whole family and all at BOS will extend the warmest of welcomes to their 2010 production.

 

Monday 10th – Saturday 15th May at 7.30pm

 

Monday: £10

Tuesday & Wednesday: £12

Thursday – Saturday: £13

 

Tickets are available from Bromsgrove Operatic on 0121 445 3120 

2006 – Oklahoma

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Monday, 8th May to Saturday, 13th May, 2006
Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove.

 

Cast And Credits

  • Stage Director: Roberta Morrell
  • Musical Director: Andrew Bird

Synopsis

8th To 13th May 2005 – Oklahoma

This well known and well loved show is set in the Indian territory at the turn of the century when cattlemen and farmers were fighting over fences and water rights. In the middle of that controversy are two more rivalries. One between a cowboy called Curly and a hired hand named Jud, both in love with Laurey. The second involves Ado Annie, Will and Ali Hakim, a trio that will provide plenty of laughs!

The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best in musical theatre with songs that include “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, People Will Say We’re in Love, “I Can’t Say No”, “Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for all the family.

2005 – Me and My Girl

Music and Lyrics by

Book and Lyrics by L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber Music by Noel Gay.

Monday, 9th May to Saturday, 14th May, 2005
Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove.

 

Cast And Credits

  • Stage Director: Roberta Morrell
  • Musical Director: Andrew Bird

Synopsis

Everything changes suddenly for a happy-go lucky Cockney man who learns that he’s the only heir to an earl’s enormous fortune and title. But there is a catch – in order to get it, he must convince the snooty, aristocratic executors that he can become a proper gentleman – and he must give up his girl!

2004 – Pirates Of Penzance

by W.S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

Monday, 10th May to Saturday, 15th May, 2004
The Spadesbourne Suite, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove.

Cast And Credits

  • Stage Director: Roberta Morrell
  • Musical Director: Andrew Bird
  • Major General Stanley: George Brooks
  • The Pirate King: Roger Hanke
  • Samuel: Geoffrey Wootton
  • Frederic: J. Paul Murdock
  • Sergeant of Police: Ian G Cox
  • Ruth: Judith Horton
  • Mabel: Sue Troth
  • Edith: Sue Bills
  • Kate: Sheena Orchin
  • Isobel: Karen Perry

Synopsis

The Pirates of Penzance are celebrating the 21st birthday of their apprentice, Frederic. In the middle of the party he shocks them by announcing his departure, explaining that his joining them has been a terrible mistake. His nursemaid, Ruth, being slightly deaf, had thought she had to apprentice him to a Pirate, but it should have been a Pilot! Never having seen another woman, Frederic agrees to marry Ruth: after all, she has assured him she is beautiful. Thye arrival on the beach of Major-General Stanley’s many daughters awakens him to the delights of young ladies and he reaslises that Ruth has lied to him. He is furious, and spurns her for Mabel, the only daughter who accepts his love. The pirates, meanwhile, creep upon the girls, seeing an ideal opportunity to get themselves wives. As they are carrying off the none-too reluctant girls, the Major-General himself arrives and realises he must act quickly to save the honour of his daughters. Having heard the rumour that the pirates never harm orphans, the crafty Major-General tearfully announces that he is an orphan and the tender-hearted pirates immediately let them all go with an invitation for them to become honorary pirates instead.

 

The opening of Act 2 finds a guilt-stricken Major-General amongst the tombs of his ancestors. He is worried that the lie he told to secure his daughters’ safety will bring dishonour on the family name. Frederic tells him not to worry. He is now a pillar of the community and is determined to wipe out the pirates once and for all. He summons the local constabulary, but they are not at all anxious to confront the pirates. Frederic’s carefully laid plans are thrown into disarray when the Pirate King and Ruth turn up again. They inform him that he should still be a pirate because he was apprenticed to them until his 21st birthday. They further explain to the bemused Frederic that, paradoxically, he was born on February 29th and was, therefore, only 5. Always aware of his duty, Frderic sadly agrees to rejoin them and the heroic Mabel promises to wait for him until he comes of age in 1940. She exhorts the faint-hearted policemen to deal with the pirates, but they would much sooner be taking life easy! They are quickly overpowered by the pirates and are only saved when the pirates respond to the demands to give themselves up in the name of the Queen. Such devotion is explained as Ruth tells the Major-General that they are noblemen who have gone wrong, and all ends happily as the pirates and the girls are re-united.

 

Song List

 

 

 

Act 1:

  • Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry (Pirates & Samuel)
  • When Fred’ric was a little lad (Ruth)
  • Oh, better far to live and die ( Pirate King & Pirates)
  • Oh! false one, you have deceived me (Ruth & Frederic)
  • Climbing over rocky mountain (Girls Chorus)
  • Stop, ladies pray! (Edith, Kate, Frederic & Chorus)
  • Oh! is there not one maiden breast (Frederic & Chorus)
  • Poor wand’ring one (Mabel & Chorus)
  • What ought we to do? gentle sisters, say! (Edith, Kate & Chorus)
  • How beautifully blue the sky (Mabel, Frederic & Chorus)
  • Stay, we must not lose our senses (Frederic & Chorus)
  • Hold, monsters! (Mabel, Major-General, Samuel & Chorus)
  • I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General & chorus)
  • Finale – Oh! men of dark and dismal fate (Mabel, Edith, Kate, Frederic, Samuel, Pirate King, Major-General, Ruth & Chorus)

Act 2:

  • Oh! dry the glist’ning tear (Mabel & Chorus)
  • Now, Frederic, let your escort lion-hearted (Frederic & Major-General)
  • When the foeman bares his steel (Mabel, Edith, Sergeant & Chorus)
  • Now for the pirates’ lair (Frederic, Ruth & Pirate King)
  • When you had left our pirate fold (Frederic, Ruth & Pirate King)
  • Away, away, my heart’s on fire (Frederic, Ruth & Pirate King)
  • All is prepared! your gallant crew await you! (Mabel & Frederic)
  • Stay, Frederic, stay (Mabel & Frederic)
  • No, I’ll be brave! Oh, family descent (Mabel & Chorus)
  • When a felon’s not engaged in his employment (Sergeant & Chorus)
  • A rollicking band of pirates we (Sergeant, Police & Pirates)
  • With cat-like treat (Samuel & Pirates)
  • Hush! hush! not a word (Frederic, Pirate King, Major-General, Police & Pirates)
  • Sighing softly to the river and Finale (Major-General & Chorus)