Welcome to Bishopston Amateur Theatrical Society

The BATS Spring 2020 production was planned to be ‘The Weekend’, written by Michael Palin. 

After careful consideration, BATS has decided to postpone ‘The Weekend’ production. We are very disappointed not to be in a position to go ahead as planned, this is due to the on-going Coronavirus risks to our community. We hope everyone will understand and we regret any inconvenience caused.













Cast are:

Stephen Febble – Roger Bell
Virginia Febble – Wendy Thomas
Diana – Sian Cole
Alan – Steve Richardson
Charlie – Angus Humber
Duff Gardner – Davis Spear
Bridget Gardner – Doreen Davies
Hugh Bedales – Stewart Hiorns
Mrs Finley – Sarah Goodhall

More information will be provided in September 2020.

**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.