All posts by Emily Hurley


BAOS Win at the Curtain Call Awards!

BAOS were delighted to receive  three nominations for the 2016 Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards for our production of West Side Story:

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Luannsa Goodman
Anita in West Side Story. Sang beautifully and acted believably.

Best Choreographer
Zoe Blackall
Her routines were the over-riding memories from the show.

Best Musical Director
Trevor Defford
Did full justice to the beautiful score.

The cream of the region’s amateur theatre talent came together  at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel in January for a glitzy dinner dance where TV star Sarah Parish opened the golden envelopes to reveal the winners in each of 37 categories.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Luannsa won her category and was crowned Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for what she described as her dream role. Congratulations Luannsa! We would also like to congratulate Zoe and Trevor on their nominations.

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Three Sexy Ladies, One Lucky Devil, One Hell of a Musical! Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale via Anvil Arts for the Witches of Eastwick (Tue 21st – Sat 25th March 2017).

See our current production page for more information about the show.

Call the Anvil Arts Box office on 01256 844244 or Buy Online

Ticket prices:

  • Tuesday: £20
  • Wednesday to Saturday: £23.00 (including Saturday matinee)
  • Concessions:
    • Under 16s: £15.00 all shows
    • Over 65s and Full Time Students: £1.00 reduction
  • Group Discount: 10 or more at £1.00 discount per ticket

Ticket Price Includes £2 Anvil Arts booking fee


Cast Announced for Witches of Eastwick

Following our auditions today we are very pleased to announce our cast for the Witches of Eastwick.

Congratulations to all who auditioned, we have a fantastic company and it is sure to be a great show.


Darryl Van Horne Rob Wilson
Alexandra Spofford Alex Stores
Jane Smart Danni Stembridge
Sukie Rougemount Emily Gregory
Felicia Gabriel Kathy May-Miller
Jennifer Gabriel Megan Hindmarsh
Michael Spofford George Price
Clyde Gabriel Martin Sampson
Little Girl Hannah Baker


Gina Marino Stephanie Webb
Greta Neff Sarah Williams
Brenda Parsley Katy Wilson
Marge Perly Emily Hurley
Rebecca Barnes Lisa Holbrook
Fidel Russell Barrett
Joe Marino Martin Palmer
Raymond Neff Simon Eastwood
Toby Bergman Sam Alexander
Rev. Ed Parsley Ian May-Miller
Frank Ogden Aaron Lewis
Mavis Jessup Alannah O’Neill
Marcy Wills Eliza Holloway
Franny Lovecraft Rebecca Greenhill
Homer Perly Matt Clarke
Phyllis Nixon Anna Garlick
Shirley Latimer Rosalind Aylmer
Alice Polck Julie Morris
Nancy Carter Jenny Moseley



Limelighters tango into their next show, Evita

BAOS Limelight, our youth group are proud to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical and award winning masterpiece – EVITA.  The show features the smash hits: ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’ and ‘On this Night of a thousand stars’.

Argentina’s controversial First Lady, Eva Peron, is the subject of this dynamic true story which is told through captivating musical compositions and dance with Latin and jazz influences. The musical starts from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Director Richard Cox returns to Limelight and promises to make this our best production yet. Simon Eastwood retains the baton as Musical Director while seventeen year old Limelighters, Zoë Blackall and Hattie Brannam, will work together on the Choreography.

Limelight’s production of EVITA will be on stage at Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October 2016.

The Limelighters will be hoping to repeat the success of their last two productions, “Grease” and ”Into the Woods” which were both runners up in the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) SE region Youth-West award and received an Accolade for Excellence.

The show runs from Thurs 27th October – Saturday 29th October 2016 at Queen Mary’s Hall, Basingstoke.

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £11 for concessions including college students, and are available
Family tickets cost £45. For more information and group bookings please contact