Panto workshops
Purely for fun - no audition, performance on 4th December

Market Chambers Performers Together will be holding two workshops on Sunday 4th and Sunday 20th November to produce a panto to be performed as part of the Christmas Celebration on December 4th.

Entry is open to all aged 7 – 17 and no audition – this is purely for fun!  The workshops will be led by David Simpkin, Professor of Pantomime who wrote two of BATS Next Gen’s pantos:  Dick Whittington, performed in 2008 and Vampires from Space in 2010.  He regularly directs pantos which are performed in Winchester. And he always wears red shoes.

Cost is £20 for both workshops of £10 each, but performers are encouraged to attend both if possible.

If interested, please email to reserve your place, as spaces are limited!

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

Important Dates


  • November 2016 – tickets go on sale for Avenue Q School Edition.
  • December 4th 2016 – BATS Next Gen perform at the Christmas Celebration, Market Chambers Church Street, Basingstoke 1pm – 4pm.  Free entry!  visit
  • 23rd – 25th February 2017 – Avenue Q School Edition at The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.  Tickets will be on sale soon at Anvil Arts Box Office.
  • Summer 2017 – Pre-audition workshops and audition for Les Miserables.
  • 12th April – 14th April 2018 – Les Miserables at The Haymarket, Basingstoke.