The Bishopston Amateur Theatrical Society, or BATS, is an all-amateur, mainly English-speaking group, open to anyone to join, whether to act, direct, work backstage or front-of-house. All productions are in English.
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…
**** NEWSFLASH 11th February 2014 ****
Go to our ‘Productions’ page for the directors synopsis of our forthcoming, spring production