It was great to be joined this morning by Laurie Edmonds, Social Media Manager of the Brentwood Operatic Society. Laurie spoke about BOS’ performance next week of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, which centres around 35 year old Bobby, a man with no emotional commitments who spends his birthday reviewing the relationships of his married acquaintances and his girlfriends. Laurie explained that Company is a challenging production in all sorts of ways, which makes it all the more special for leading actor Sam Gilmore-Cousins and Phoenix FM’s former Breakfast presenter Emma Sweeney – as it’s her directorial debut! Company is on from Wednesday to Saturday (2nd-5th November) at Brentwood Theatre, and based on past BOS performances that I’ve been to I’ve no doubt they’ll pull it off superbly. You can get tickets for Company from the Brentwood Theatre Box Office on 01277 200305; or, until midnight on Sunday, directly from BOS, with a £1 saving off the Threatre booking fee. Tickets may also be available on the door, but these will be subject to availability.
Laurie also talked about the Society’s youth division, BOSSY, and their forthcoming version of Little Shop of Horrors, as well as a very special cabaret that they’re planning for the spring. If you’d like to talk to BOS about getting involved you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow all their latest news via Facebook, Twitter and the Society’s Blog.
My clues to this morning’s Acceptable in the 80s top 40 single that you probably hadn’t heard in a while were that this band believed that talk is cheap by satellite, and this was their last hit single in both the USA and the UK.*
*Acceptable in the 80s was Electric Light Orchestra’s Calling America.