Past Productions

Below is a complete chronological list of past productions by BATS and its predecessor STADS.

Click on the title of the play for details of the cast, synopsis, photos etc…..

#106: November 2017

Tom Jones. Directed by Heather Cooper.

#105: April 2017

Death by Fatal Murder. Directed by Stewart Hiorns.

#104: November 2016

Seasons Greetings. Directed by Sam Fox and Wendy Thomas.

#103: April 2016

The World Premiere. Directed by Steve Nelson.

#102: November 2015

Yes, Prime Minister. Directed by Barry Cooper.

#101: March 2015

An Evening with Gary Lineker. Directed by Tony Currell

#100: November 2014

The Shop at Sly Corner.  Directed by Piers Morgan-Harvey.

#99: April 2014

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WOMEN.  by Carole Tricker.  Directed by Steve Nelson

# 98: December 2013

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens.  Directed by Alan Bailey

# 97: March 2013
A SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH, by Peter Gordon. Directed by Julie Greenwood.

# 96: November 2012
THE GRADUATE, by Terry Johnson. Directed by D C.

# 95: March 2012
‘ALLO ‘ALLO, by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft. Directed by Jaimes Cooper.

# 94: November/December 2011
TWO AND TWO MAKE SEX, by Richard Harris & Leslie Darbon. Directed by David Spear.

# 93: April 2011
ALFIE, by Bill Naughton. Directed by Barry Cooper.

# 92: November 2010
TWO & TWO TOGETHER, by Derek Benfield. Directed by Stewart Hiorns.

# 91: March 2010
BILLY LIAR, by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. Directed by D C

# 90: November 2009
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, by Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Tim Kelly. Directed by Jaimes Cooper.

# 89: March/April 2009
BEDROOM FARCE, by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Barry Cooper.

# 88: November 2008
OUTSIDE EDGE, by Richard Harris. Directed by David Spear.

# 87: April 2008
HOLIDAY SNAP, by Michael Pertwee & John Chapman. Directed by Helen Gwilliam.

# 86: November 2007
THE SHELL SEEKERS, by Rosamunde Pilcher, adapted by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham. Directed by D C.

# 85: March 2007
THE GHOST TRAIN, by Arnold Ridley. Directed by Jaimes Cooper.

# 84: December 2006
NOISES OFF, by Michael Frayn. Directed by Barry Cooper, with D C.

# 83: April 2006
JANE EYRE, by Charlotte Brontë, adapted by Constance Cox. Directed by D C.

# 82: November 2005
MURDER IN COMPANY, by Philip King & John Boland. Directed by David Spear.

# 81: April 2005
BLITHE SPIRIT, by Noel Coward. Directed by Barry Cooper.

# 80: November 2004
HOBSON’S CHOICE, by Harold Brighouse. Directed by Alan Bailey.

# 79: April/May 2004
TRIVIAL PURSUITS, by Frank Vickery. Directed by David Spear.

# 78: November 2003
ABIGAIL’S PARTY, by Mike Leigh. Directed by Barry Cooper.

# 77: May 2003
HOUSE GUEST, by Francis Durbridge. Directed by Alison Shepherd.

# 76: November 2002
FAMILY PLANNING, by Frank Vickery. Directed by David Spear.

# 75: April 2002
A LADY MISLAID, by Kenneth Horne. Directed by Alison Shepherd.

# 74: November 2001
THE TAXPAYER’S WALTZ, by Peter Coke. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

April 2001: Cancelled.

November 2000: Cancelled.

# 73: May 2000
CURTAIN UP ON MURDER, by Bettine Manktelow. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 72: November 1999
TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOMBSTONES, by Norman Robbins. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 71: April 1999
VICTIM, by Don West. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 70: November 1998
MURDERED TO DEATH, by Peter Gordon. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 69: April/May 1998
PLAY ON!, by Rick Abbot. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 68: November 1997
THE GEESE ARE GETTING FAT, by Arthur Watkyn. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 67: April 1997
DOUBLE CUT, by Alfred Shaughnessy. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 66: November 1996
GOODNIGHT, MRS PUFFIN, by Arthur Lovegrove. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 65: April/May 1996
NIGHTMARE, by Norman Robbins. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 64: November 1995
BRUSH WITH A BODY, by Maurice McLoughlin. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 63: April/May 1995
PARTY TO MURDER, by Olive Chase & Stewart Burke. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 62: November 1994
MURDER IN PLAY, by Simon Brett. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 58-61: June 1994
Four 1-act plays:

# 57: March 1994
BUSYBODY, by Jack Popplewell. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

November 1993: Cancelled.

# 54-56: June 1993
Three 1-act plays:

# 53: March 1993
SUDDENLY AT HOME, by Francis Durbridge. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 52: November 1992
THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, by John Dighton. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 49-51: June 1992
Three 1-act plays:

# 48: March 1992
ANAGRAM OF MURDER, by Seymour Matthews. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 47: November 1991
THEY CAME FROM MARS AND LANDED OUTSIDE THE FARNDALE AVENUE CHURCH HALL IN TIME FOR THE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD’S COFFEE MORNING, by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 46: April 1991
DEAD MAN’S HAND, by Seymour Matthews. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 45: November/December 1990
CAT ON THE FIDDLE, by John Dole. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 44: May 1990
MURDER DEFERRED, by Stuart Ready. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 43: November 1989
DOUBLE TROUBLE, by Michael Brett. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 42: April 1989
THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY MURDER MYSTERY, by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

November 1988
CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS (Cancelled).

# 41: April/May 1988
MY FRIEND MISS FLINT, by Donald Churchill & Peter Yeldham. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 40: November 1987
HERE WE COME GATHERING, by Philip King & Anthony Armstrong. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 39: April 1987
MURDER AT DEEM HOUSE, by Sam Bate. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 38: November 1986
PANIC STATIONS, by Derek Benfield. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 37: April/May 1986
DRIVEN TO MURDER, by Olive Chase & Stanley Clayton. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 36: November 1985
DEAR CHILDREN, by Jack Popplewell. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 35: March 1985
THE BIG KILLING, by Philip Mackie. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 34: November 1984
I’LL GET MY MAN, by Philip King. Directed by Dorothy Morris.

# 33: April 1984
THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, by Sidney Howard, adapted by Emlyn Williams. Directed by Anita McNamara.

# 32: November 1983
MURDER AT THE VICARAGE, by Agatha Christie. Directed by Anita McNamara.

# 31: March 1983
STRIKE HAPPY, by Duncan Greenwood. Directed by Beryl West.

# 30: November 1982
THE BLUE GOOSE, by Peter Blackmore. Directed by Beryl West.

# 29: April/May 1982
A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED, by Emlyn Williams. Directed by Beryl West.

# 28: November 1981
THE GEESE ARE GETTING FAT, by Arthur Watkyn. Directed by Beryl West.

# 27: May 1981
MURDER IN COMPANY, by Philip King & John Boland. Directed by Beryl West.

# 26: November 1980
ONE OF THOSE DAYS, by Kent Richards. Directed by Beryl West.

# 25: March 1980
BONAVENTURE, by Charlotte Hastings. Directed by Beryl West.

# 24: November 1979
BOOK OF THE MONTH, by Basil Thomas. Directed by Beryl West.

# 23: March/April 1979
SUDDENLY AT HOME, by Francis Durbridge. Directed by Beryl West.

# 22: November 1978
WEDDING OF THE YEAR, by Norman Robbins. Directed by Beryl West.

# 21: April 1978
THE GIOCONDA SMILE, by Aldous Huxley (adaptation). Directed by Beryl West.

# 20: November 1977
THE CAMEL’S BACK, by Arnold Helsby. Directed by Anita McNamara.

# 19: May 1977
COUNTERCRIME, by Olive Chase & Stanley Clayton. Directed by Beryl West.

# 18: November 1976
THE LATE MRS EARLY, by Norman Robbins. Directed by Beryl West.

# 17: April/May 1976
MURDER ON THE NILE, by Agatha Christie. Directed by Beryl West.

# 16: November 1975
BRUSH WITH A BODY, by Maurice McLoughlin. Directed by Beryl West.

# 15: April/May 1975
GOODNIGHT, MRS PUFFIN, by Arthur Lovegrove. Directed by Beryl West.

# 14: November 1974
THE HOLLOW, by Agatha Christie. Directed by Beryl West.

# 13: May 1974
THE BLUE GOOSE, by Peter Blackmore. Directed by Beryl West.

# 12: November 1973
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT, by Peter Hoar. Directed by Beryl West.

# 11: May 1973
CAT ON THE FIDDLE, by John Dole. Directed by Beryl West.

# 10: December 1972
MURDER OUT OF TUNE, by Falkland L Cary. Directed by Anita McNamara.

# 9: April 1972
FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS, by Austin Steele. Directed by Beryl West.

# 8: December 1971
THE JANUS CASE, by Howard King. Directed by Beryl West.

# 7: April 1971
MIDSUMMER MINK, by Peter Coke. Directed by Beryl West.

November 1970: No production — building works.

# 6: April 1970
THE TOUCH OF FEAR, by Dorothy & Campbell Christie. Directed by Beryl West.

# 5: November 1969
CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS, by Duncan Greenwood. Directed by Beryl West.

# 4: April 1969
CANDIED PEEL, by Falkland L Cary. Directed by Beryl West(?).

# 3: November 1968
THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF, by George Batson. Directed by Beryl West.

# 2: April 1968
EASY MONEY, by Arnold Ridley. Directed by Beryl West(?).

# 1: November 1967
BREATH OF SPRING, by Peter Coke. Directed by Beryl West(?).