Welcome to Bishopston Amateur Theatrical Society

Congratulations to all cast, crew, support teams and the Bishopston community for our recent Spring production ‘An Evening with Gary Lineker’.

Reviews were: 

‘We really enjoyed our Evening With Gary Lineker by the way. It was very good indeed. So much dialogue  – it must have been a nightmare for the cast to learn and they were all very good. Very natural. I don’t know how they do it. Many congratulations to all concerned’

“Tapas idea great, creative with a good atmosphere in the hall”

“Great play.  Well done!”

“Fabulous.  Must do it again!”

“Very good evening, please repeat again. Spanish dancers and maracas needed!”

“Fun evening, very comical play and delicious tapas”

Read more about the last show….

Our next production in Autumn 2015, is ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Barry Cooper will be directing this brilliant comedy.  Prime Minister Jim Hacker is leading a coalition government and yearns for positive headlines. With the desperate state of the economy, the threat of global warming, the BBC and the European Union breathing down his neck, the situation seems hopeless. That is until a potentially debt-solving investment in the shape of an oil pipeline through Europe is offered.

‘Yes, Prime Minister’ makes the perfect fun, light hearted, evening out. Dates are: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st November, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November 2015.

**NEW MEMBERS always welcome – come and act, assist back stage or with lighting, sound and costumes – Get in touch! **

The Bishopston Amateur Theatrical Society, or BATS, is an all-amateur group, open to anyone to join, whether to act, direct, work backstage or front-of-house.

There is a committee which presently consists of six people: the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary (who is also responsible for marketing), Social Secretary and Stage Manager. The Committee has overall responsibility for agreeing policies and parameters. The director has operational responsibility for delivering a play, and as such is responsible for choosing the play, cast, producer, stage manager, backstage team and front of house team.

Ever since its formation in 1967, BATS (STADS till 1999) has been providing the Gower village of Bishopston and the surrounding area with regular live theatrical entertainment.

This site has two aims:

  • To provide a record, free and accessible to all, of a major aspect of Bishopston and south Gower’s recent cultural history;
  • To inspire local people to get involved with the group: we’re always looking for new actors and people to help with costumes, make-up, props, ticket sales, refreshments, ideas and so on — no experience necessary! In fact, our continuing success depends on you — so have a good look round the site and then please get in touch.