So here we go folks… it’s that time again… – a heads up that Bats is back with our next Panto… Beauty and the Beast … we have our main cast and will soon be rehearsing.. put the dates in your diary for a pre Christmas treat not to be missed! It’s fantastic to be doing what we love again and entertaining you lovely folks.
Tickets are on sale and selling fast from Ticket Source!!
BATS have a Murder Mystery Evening performance available to anyone who is looking to host such an evening.
The Waitling Players Murder Mystery.
You arrive on the eve of the opening of The Waitling Players latest production “Steel Magnolias”. Frought with tension, it is your job, with the help of Inspector Meltoya to determine who the murderer is. Is it the eccentric director? The bitter actress at the end of her career? The demanding theatre critic? The fledgling new comer? The attention-seeking celebrity? The trusted stage manager? Or the hippie, who just loves everyone?
For further information on this fantastic evening of entertainment, email us on email@example.com or contact us on Facebook @BATSUK
Professional standards with Amateur prices.
BATS Drama Festival entry short play “Trammel Net” will be performed on Monday 27th April 2020 at Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, prior to its entry into the Welwyn and Cambridge Drama Festivals.
Doors open 20:00, curtain up 20:30. Estimated finish time 21:30.
Entry is Free of Charge.
Trammel Net is an original drama written and directed by a BATS member.
It explores the stories of 3 families, all seemingly separate, but all intricately linked. Their layers like the intricate design of a fishing net known as a “trammel net”.
A modern telling of family life today, how we cope with the challenges we face, how life endures through thick and thin, how we recover from past mistakes and how friendship is sometimes a stronger and more essential bond than family.
A strong cast of actors from BATS consisting of (in alphabetical order):
Written and Directed by Melanie Wilcox.
If you are interested in coming to this evening of free entertainment, please accept this invite and comment the number of seats you will require.
NB This play contains mature themes and language, so may not be suitable for young children
BATS Drama Festival entry short play “Trammel Net” will be performed on
** COMMUNITY REVIEW – MEET THE CAST **
The show is on 23 & 24th November, so not long now – let’s take some time to meet the cast
In alphabetical order:
is 16 and has been a member of BATS for many years starting as a lost boy in Peter Pan, she has played principle roles (Prince Charming in Cinderella) and comedy roles (The Witch in Robin Hood). Louise also trains at drama college. Louise has really enjoyed being a part of the variety show & is looking forward to doing many more shows with BATS
has been with BATS for 15 years and has loved the journey. She has played various principal and ensemble parts in drama festivals and Panto’s and has also enjoyed being the lead set designer for BATS. Maxine is also recently involved with a singing quartet called Q4.
THE ALL NEW COMMUNITY REVUE
Get your tickets at ticket source.co.uk/bats
7pm Sat 23rd november and 4pm on Sunday 24th November at the Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade
Something for everyone, Comedy, Shakespeare, Musicals, Ballet, Modern Dance, Medleys and generally a whole lot of fun to bring the community together.
So exciting to be part of this eclectic selection of brilliance with an even more brilliant cast and awesome groups from the local community including Sandy and Hitchin Dance Academy, St Neots Singers, Zanshin Karate Dojo and Q4 a barbershop Quartet.
It was such an honour and a privilege to be at the helm of this fantastic play last year. a phenomenal cast and crew team. so much talent on the stage.
Today we found ourselves at the NODA awards, 7 months on, having been nominated in Best Drama and Best Panto for “Cinderella”. Such an honour to be nominated let alone to win one of the categories.
It was a lovely day, with all of us looking tippy in our finest. Food was excellent. It was truly fantastic to be in a room with 450 other exceptionally talented people of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds. And such a great mix of fantastic shoes as well!
i couldnt be more proud of our achievements and this love story i have had with this play for over 20 years.
To quote Kay Young earlier today – “We winned!!! Yay go us!”
Now, all i can think of is what should be next and “how do we top that”?
It’s a Wrap! Thank you to everyone who came down to support BATS with their Robin Hood Panto. We have a lot of fun putting in on and loved the response we received.
BATS are taking a break from Panto next year but watch this space for our up and coming shows.
Come see us at our Murder Mystery Evening on Saturday 30/03 – Great Barford Village Hall.
Tickets available at ticketsource.co.uk/bats
Also, look out for our Revue Show in November xxx
On this Valentine’s Day where we celebrate being in love, we wanted to introduce you to our own Valentine, Sweetheart and Leading Lady Maid Marion – Played by Lizzie Harknett.
Lizzie came to watch her sister in last year’s BATS production of Cinderella, thoroughly enjoying the show and incredibly talented cast. After a few shoves in the direction of the auditions for Robin Hood from said sister, Lizzie found herself singing for the first time in over 13 years and much to her surprise she managed to land the role of Maid Marion!
Lizzie performed in many productions during her childhood but after school got caught up in the rat race of life, now working as a crime analyst. Lizzie has been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years, is a mother to her two year old daughter and is married to her childhood sweetheart.
Lizzie is quite overwhelmed to be playing a principal part but has loved developing the strong minded character of Marion, she really is a live wire! Being out of the house two evenings a week to rehearse has been quite a challenge but, being part of the BATS family and to do something for herself has been such a wonderful experience and she is very grateful to be involved.