2019 – Our House
2017 – Avenue Q School Edition
2014 – Fawkes the Quiet Guy
2014 – CATS Youth Group Production
2013 – RENT School Edition
2011 – Our House
2011 – Vampires From Space
2009 – Hairspray
2008 – Dick Whittington
2008 – We Will Rock You
2007 – Magical Mixture
2006 – The Rumpelstiltskin Racket
2005 – Bats Entertainment!
2005 – 3 In 1
2004 – Sinbad
2004 – Revue-ing The Situation
2003 – Joseph
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)
This fast-moving, high-energy features the music of MADNESS, who are still as strong today as they were in the 1980s – they played us in to the chimes on BBC1 at the end of 2018, so how more iconic can you get!
Performances on the 25th – 27th July at 7:30pm with a matinee performance at 2:30pm on the 27th.
Tickets are now on sale and already a few rows have gone, so get them quick! Available online via www.anvilarts.org.uk, by phoning 01256 844244 or in person at the Anvil Box Office, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, or simply click on the button marked ‘Tickets’ on the left of this!
Director is John Eddie, Musical Director Rachel Glover.
Choreographers – Debbie Hemmings and Jade Hollingshead.
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
- 6th June – BNG are at Place to Be Proud – we have been nominated for the Arts and Entertainment section!
- 7th July – BNG open BLove on Sunday – catch us on the main stage at 12:30pm!!
- 13th July – Publicity performances at Waitrose and The Malls, Basingstoke – a sneak preview for our lovely shoppers!
- 25th July – 27th July 2019 – Our House – The Madness Musical The Haymarket, Basingstoke.