All Shook Up and Coronavirus
BATS Next Gen are taking note of all the information about public gatherings, theatre productions etc being issued by the Government.  All Shook Up has now been recorded by the cast and is currently being mixed by our MD, Tori Eglin.  More details to be announced re the cast recording.

We hope that everyone keeps safe and well.

Basingstoke Place To Be Proud Awards 2020
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 (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


NODA Awards - South East region
Our House NODA Accolade of Excellence 2019

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.


SE Accolade-1

Privacy Policy

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.

Privacy Policy
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.