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
We hope that everyone keeps safe and well.
BATS Next Gen were awarded a finalist certificate for their nomination in the Basingstoke Place To Be Proud awards (Arts and Entertainment section) which took place virtually earlier this year. They were also nominated for Volunteer of the Year section. This is a repeat of our success in 2019 which was held at Haymarket Theatre, when events could be held in theatres.
Photo – Fiona Morgans, Sandie Thomson, Tori Eglin and Elain Burchell
BATS Next Gen were very proud to receive the NODA South East Accolade of Musical Excellence for our 2019 production of Our House (The Madness Musical) – School Edition. The show saw the debut of John Eddie as director, and MD was Rachel Glover. Choreography was by Debbie Hemmings.
Due to Covid, the awards ceremony was not able to be held in person.
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.