We are a friendly society, based in Billericay and although Billericay is our 'home', we come from as far as Benfleet, Chelmsford and beyond to sing, dance, act and have a good time whilst challenging ourselves vocally.

Membership

We are always looking for new members, aged 16 and over, to join us: if you can sing, act and dance we would love to welcome you to join our friendly society.

With some very exciting events, both musical & social, planned in for the next 12 months, now would be a great time to find out about BOS.

Contact us for more details.

Auditions

We are an inclusive society and at present do not ask potential members to audition to join the us, however we do require that you have some singing / acting ability. Dancing is a bonus, but not as essential.

If you wish to be considered for a principal role in any of our shows, you will be required to audition for this. 

Shows

We normally put on one large scale production each year, around March, but we also do several smaller musical events throughout the year. In the past this has included concerts and shows in a day.

Our large scale productions are held at the Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 8AG.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for chorus are on Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm at Brightside Primary School in Billericay. There are usually additional rehearsals for principles on Wednesday evenings .

You may not be required at all rehearsals and you will be issued with a rehearsal schedule at the beginning of each production so that you know when you are required.

We always aim to produce professional quality productions and this can be quite challenging but we are a very enthusiastic group and we try to have fun at rehearsals. When you join our society, you will become part of the BOS family all of whom share the same passion for performing. 

Social Events

We enjoy meeting for a variety of social gatherings outside of rehearsals; quizzes, meals out, car treasure hunts and BBQs to name a few of our recent events. A number of the cast members also sometimes go to a local pub after rehearsals on Friday nights.

Go to our Social Events page to find out about our next event.

Backstage

If performing isn't for you, we are always in need of extra hands backstage to ensure that our shows are as professional as possible and that everything runs smoothly. There are lots of opportunities to get involved; scenery, props, costumes, backstage crew, publicity, promotions, box office, front of house.

If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, get in touch to find out more.

Support Us

The best way you can support us is by coming to see our shows.

We also have space in our show programmes for local businesses to support the society. If you would like more information about this contact us here.

Where you can find us

Facebook: BOS - Billericay Operatic Society

Twitter: @Billericay_BOS

Executive Committee

Wayne Carpenter   Chair

Brent Peeling          Honorary Treasurer 

Bev Peeling            Honorary Secretary

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

Essex Stage

Brentwood Theatre

NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association)