The next show!

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Following Our House, which has received amazing reviews (visit our facebook page or our twitter account @batsnextgen to read them, we are not entirely resting on our laurels,  but final preparations are being made for our next show!  The cast will be made up from those aged 7 to 18 so if you want to get priority notification for the workshops registration, email Sandie the secretary!


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Basingstoke Place To Be Proud Awards
BATS Next Gen finalists for Arts and Entertainment section

BATS Next Gen were awarded a finalist certificate for their nomination in the Basingstoke Place To Be Proud awards which took place at The Haymarket, Basingstoke on June 6th 2019.  They were also nominated for Volunteer of the Year section.

Exit 6 Film Festival won the Arts and Entertainment category.
Photo – Fiona Morgans, Sandie Thomson, Tori Eglin and Elain Burchell



NODA Awards - South East region
Les Miserables (School production) winner of Best Youth Show (West) and Accolade of Musical Excellence - District 14

BATS Next Gen were very proud to receive the trophy for Best Youth Show and also an Accolade of Musical Excellence for our 2018 production of Les Miserables.  Fiona Morgans, Elain Burchell, Sandie Thomson and Tori Eglin were present at the NODA Day of Award and Celebration on March 24th at The Electric Theatre, Guildford.

Gary J Myers certainly had an award-winning vision – he would have been a very proud Director.


(photos showing BNG committe members and Chris Horton, District 14 NODA rep and Kay Rowan, SE NODA Councillor, who presented the trophy)


BNG Les Mis Best Youth ShowAccolade of Musical Excellence

Privacy Policy

Following the introduction of GDPR in March earlier this year, BATS Next Gen have issued their privacy policy in accordance with data protection and data use.  We have always taken personal information security very seriously so this is just putting into writing our actual policy and procedures.

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NODA Long Service Awards

At the AGM held at Market Chambers on July 10th, Kay Rowan, the NODA SE Regional Councillor, presented the following with Long Service Awards for Services to Amateur Theatre and BATS Next Gen in particular:

Back Row:  Rachel Glover (15 years), Fiona Morgans (10 years), Sandie Thomson (15 years), Teresa Hollingshead (10 years) Sally Manning (15 years)

Front Row:  Elain Burchell (15 years), Kay Rowan, Ian ‘Spud’ Smith (15 years)


The new committee was also elected for the coming year.  It is comprised of:

Fiona Morgans (Chair)

Sandie Thomson (Secretary)

Elain Burchell (Treasurer)

Committee Members:  Rachel Glover, Ian ‘Spud’ Smith, Teresa Hollingshead, Marie White, Lesley Rust, Tori Eglin

Co-opted Members:  Sally Manning, Kristi Hibbard Jenkins.NODA Long Service Awards July 18

A video introduction to BATS Next Gen - with thanks to Dominic Rae

Important Dates
  • Summer 2019 – announcement of our next production!