Welcome to Bishopston Amateur Theatrical Society

Our next production 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.

The cast:
Sir Humphrey Appleby, Cabinet Secretary is played by Jaimes Cooper.
Bernard Woolley, Private Secretary to PM is played by Roger Bell.
Jim Hacker, Prime Minister is played by Piers Morgan-Harvey.
Claire Sutton,Special Policy Advisor is played by Heather Cooper.
Kumranistan Ambassador is played by Stewart Hiorns.
Simone Chester, BBC Presenter is shared between Sarah Govier & Sean Cole.
Jemima Burnham, Director-General of BBC is shared between Doreen Davies & Julie Greenwood.
A very funny play is being enhanced by a really good cast. The backstage crew have made their plans for the set and lighting and costumes are being sought. Keep checking the website to get ticket information and make sure you can get to see us on one of the last two weeks of November.                                                                 Director, Barry Cooper.


Dates are: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st November, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November 2015 at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, The Glebe, Bishopston.

‘Yes, Prime Minister’ makes the perfect fun, light hearted, evening out. 

Click here to find out more about getting your tickets.

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**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.