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…..

March 2020

The Weekend. Postponed owing to Coronavirus pandemic.

#111: November 2019

Dads Army. Directed by Keith Gwynn

#110: April 2019

Absurb Person Singular. Directed by David Spear.

#109: November 2018

The Lady in the Van. Directed by Sian Cole.

#108: Summer 2018

Murder on delivery. Directed by Barry Cooper

#107: March 2018

Are you being Served. Directed by Ian Evans.

#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.