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
Following on from our sell-out and highly acclaimed performances of Les Miserables School Edition, we will be returning to The Haymarket theatre in July 2019 to perform an exciting, fun, lively and colourful musical that will have you dancing in your seats. The big unveil will be very soon, so watch this space!
A Glee Club is ” a group organised to sing together, often at a school or university” (Cambridge English Dictionary). We are also combining this with the addition of playing musical instruments, as we know how multi-talented many of our Next Genners who have performed with us to date are!
Initially meeting fortnightly through to October, then weekly, the Glee Club welcomes those aged 11 – 16 (ie attending Secondary School). Led by Rachel Glover, who has been our fabulous Musical Director for the majority of our productions and also MD for several BATS productions, including Sister Act for which she received a Southern Echo Curtain Call Award. She will be joined from November by Tori Eglin, who has been Assistant MD for three of our shows.
The Glee Club will meet at Market Chambers, 2 Church Street Basingstoke RG21 7QE.
For more information, and to reserve your place, please email the secretary or complete the registration form and send to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org before the Tuesday of your chosen first session.
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