The next show!


“It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel”.
This is the basic synopsis of ‘All Shook Up’, the next production for BATS Next Gen! We are so excited to have been granted the licence for this and it is a show for everyone! Directors will be Fiona Morgans and Elain Burchell, with Tori Eglin as Musical Director and Choreographer, Holly Parkes. The show will be performed from Thursday 16th April 2020 to Saturday 18th April 2020, including a matinee. The venue will be Central Studio, Queen Mary’s College.
The audition will be on Sunday 13th October from 10am – 5pm and is open to those aged between 7 and 18. There is no charge to audition but you must have attended one of the two pre-audition workshops, in which you will find out more about the show, the characters and meet the creative team. There is a choice of Thursday 3rd October or 10th October and they will be held at Market Chambers, 2 Church Street, Basingstoke, from 7pm until 9pm. Cost is £5. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay!
If you would like to register, or just want to find out more, please email
Looking forward to making Basingstoke rock!
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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

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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
  • 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.