2020 – ALL SHOOK UP
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
The cast has now been selected – we had nearly 60 young people aged between 6 and 18 attend the two workshops and a cast of 33 have been successful in being selected for our next production.
Tickets will be on sale soon. Central Studio is where we held our first performance way way back in November 2003. This is especially significant as, for the first time, we will have as a member of the cast our first Next Genner Next Genner! The next generation are now old enough to join us!
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
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)
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
- Thursday 3rd October 2019 – First pre-audition workshop for All Shook Up 7pm – 9pm Market Chambers
- Thursday 10th October 2019 – second and final pre-audition workshop for All Shook Up 7pm – 9pm Market Chambers
- Sunday 13th October 2019 – Auditions for All Shook Up – 10am – 6pm Market Chambers
- Thursday 19th December – Christmas Party
- Thursday 16th April – Saturday 18th April 2020 – All Shook Up, Central Studio, Queen Mary’s College Basingstoke. Curtain up at 7:30pm. Matinee on Saturday 18th at 2:30pm.