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Made In Dagenham – BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN

Made in Dagenham Box Office Now Open

Essex 1968. Like millions of other working women, each morning Rita O’Grady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the stitching room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to ‘unskilled’. Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?

Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together.

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DON’T FEED THE PLANTS – Little Shop Of Horrors Is Here!

BAOS Limelight are delighted to present Little Shop of Horrors at The Haymarket from 26 – 28 September 2019.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success.

Performances:

Thu 26 Sept 2019, 7:30PM
Fri 27 Sept 2019, 7:30PM
Sat 28 Sept 2019, 2:30PM
Sat 28 Sept 2019, 7:30PM

Location:

The Haymarket, Basingstoke. RG21 7NW

BAOS announces Summer Concert 2018

Join us in July 2018 for our Summer performance ‘Opposites Attract?’

She drives a Volvo, he rides a Harley; she’s a book worm, he’s a sports fan; He’s into Heavy metal, she’s more precious metals.   Do opposites really attract?

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Popular show tunes include modern hits from ‘Rent’, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Hairspray’. There are also classics from musicals such as ‘Annie Get your Gun’ and ‘Princess Ida’. Something for everyone!

Come and picnic with us at Cliddesden Millennium Village Hall from 12pm before a toe-tapping concert 1.30pm-3.30pm!

Please bring a picnic to enjoy; chairs will be provided, but you are of course welcome to have your own with you. Drinks and cake will be available at the venue for a donation.

Purchase tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/baos

Ticket prices: Adults £10, 5-16 years £7 (plus booking fee). Under 5 years go free.
Tickets on the door: Adults £12, 5-16 years £7. Under 5 years go free.

Please email comms@baos.org with any questions.

Further details will be announced throughout April.

Full Cast Announced for Fiddler on the Roof

We are very pleased to finally announce the full cast for Fiddler on the Roof.

Tevye                                – Raymond Burton

Golde                           –  Kathy May-Miller

Tzeitel –                         Emily Carmichael

Hodel                            – Sienna Hughes

Chava                           – Megan Hindmarsh

Shprintze                     – Katie Westwood

Bielke                           – Philippa Griffin

Yente                            – Rachel Phillips

Motel                           – Joe Deacan

Perchik                        –   Thomas Harris

Lazar Wolfe                – Nick Williams

Mordcha                      –  Andrew Mitchell

Rabbi                            – Ivan Alexander

Mendel                        – Sam Alexander

Avram – Andras Fixler

Nachum                       – Adam Cawson

Grandma  Tzeitel       –  Rachel Kingston De Caires

Fruma Sarah               – Natalie Wood

Constable                    –  Ruben Caires

Fyedka                          –  Ben Pope

Shaindel                       –  Rebecca Greenhill

The Fiddler                  –  Rosie-May Kennedy

Adult Ensemble:
  • Lisa Holbrook
  • Jenny Moseley
  • Liz Phillips
  • Bryony Westwood
  • Emily Williams (Dance Capt)
  • Jane Hatter
  • Rob May-Miller
Children’s Ensemble:
  • Maisie Gaimster
  • Sam Harrison
  • Holly Rust
  • Lucy McFee
  • Daniel Harris

BAOS needs a Motel the Tailor.

We are looking for our very own Motel, the Tailor. This is Leonard Frey, who played Motel the tailor in Norman Jewison’s 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof.

2Leonard Frey in Fiddler on the Roof_0001Motel is Anatevka’s young tailor who dreams of marrying the milkman’s oldest daughter, Tzeitel.  To prove himself as a worthy match, he begins saving up for a sewing machine.

He sings ‘Miracle of Miracles’ and has a big part to play as the story unfolds and the town struggles to preserve with their “tradition!”

Contact us at comms@baos.org if you would like to come along to our rehearsal evening and have a chat with the Directors.

BAOS Limelighter’s Bugsy Malone a roaring success!

The members of BAOS Limelight have plenty to be smiling about following the success of their 1920’s  gangster romp ‘Bugsy Malone’, performed last week at QMC Hall.

After welcoming a largely new cast into the BAOS family, the hard work began over the summer under the watchful eyes of Nick Brannam (Director) and Simon Eastwood (Musical Director).

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Our facebook page hosts photos and videos. Here is a small selection.

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At BAOS Limelight, we encourage our youngsters to become immersed into the whole production experience. We had Limelighter’s designing the show programme. Those young tappers amongst us set some choreography and they all took part in the publicity aspect of performing a show.

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It may be a useful reminder that BAOS and BAOS Limelight are a registered charity no. 1103166. Often companies have charitable funds which they can donate to the local community. Please feel free to pass this on to any friends, family or colleagues who you think might be interested in supporting BAOS Limelight.