Les Miserables School Edition - April 12th - 14th 2018 The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Registration now open!

BATS Next Gen invites all interested in performing in our next production, Les Miserables School Edition, to register for one of our four pre-audition workshops.  To be eligible to take part, you must be aged between 7 and 18 at time of the first performance (12th April 2018) and be in full-time education.

The show will be directed by Gary J Myers and Musical Director is Simon Eastwood.

The remaining workshops will be held on:

Thursday 20th July 7pm – 9:30pm

Sunday 23rd July 10am – 12:30pm and

Sunday 23rd July 2pm – 4:30pm.

Cost to attend is £5 and you must attend one workshop before you can audition.  Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  The show fee for the successful cast will be £95, payable in one lump sum or terms can be arranged, whatever suits your budget.  All workshops and audition will be held in Market Chambers, Church Street, Basingstoke RG21 7QE.  This venue is accessed by stairs to the second level so please advise if you require assistance.  The rehearsals for the successful cast will also be at the same venue.  We only rehearse during term-time on Thursday evenings and one Sunday per month.

The audition will be on Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September.  Please indicate on your registration form which one is your preference – we will endeavour to meet all requirements but may ask you to be flexible if possible.  Timings will be given out by the Director nearer the dates.

To register, please complete pages 1-2 of the registration form (see below) and send/deliver it with your payment of £5 to:

BATS Next Gen,  21 Coniston Road, Kempshott, Basingstoke RG22 5HT.  Cheques made payable to “BATS Next Gen” please.  We also accept cash!  As your form also needs to accompany payment, unfortunately we cannot accept payment by bank transfer for the registration fee.  Confirmation of place and safe receipt of your registration form and fee will be sent by email.

If you have any questions about the workshops, show, the audition procedures or BATS Next Gen, please contact us via the link below.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).  All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe. www.mtishows.co.uk

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

Important Dates


  • July 20th 7pm – 9:30pm Les Miserables School Edition pre-audition workshop – limited spaces (<3)
  • July 23rd 10am – 12:30pm – Les Miserables School Edition pre-audition workshop – spaces
  • July 23rd 2pm – 4:30pm – Les Miserables School Edition pre-audition workshop – limited spaces (<4)
  • 9th and 10th September – Les Miserables School Edition auditions.  Entry via attending one of the pre-audition workshops.
  • 12th April – 14th April 2018 – Les Miserables at The Haymarket, Basingstoke.