For our comeback performance in Spring 2022, BATS performed ‘One Man Two Guvnurs’ by Richard Bean and directed by Laurence Evans. Based on Carlo Goldsmith’s The Servant of Two Masters.
This vibrant, fast paced, comedy, a huge hit in the West End in recent years, was
the perfect antidote to the lock down years. We were all very excited about it and the prospect of welcoming you and everyone back to live theatre at the Glebe in April 2022.
An absolutely fabulous performance.
The ad libs by Francis were brillant. I loved Sarah Smith being invited on stage from the audience and I can’t believe she was so good!
Very funny and congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations for a very enjoyable evening.
An amazing commuity am dram show!
Charlie “the duck” Clench – Stuart Hiorns
Pauline Clench – Helen Gwilliam
Harry Dangle – Barry Cooper
Alan – John Godwin
Dolly – Wendy Thomas
Lloyd Boateng – Neil Chamberlain
Francis Henshall – Steve Richardson
Rachel Crabbe – Sian Cole
Stanley Stubbers – Marcus Brace
Alfie – Steve Nelson
Gareth – Angus Humber
Policeman – Angus Humber
Barman – Angus Humber
Driver – Harry James
Vicar – Malcom Poole
Old lady – Ellie Maughling
Directors Blog – Laurence Evans
Working hard on One Man, Two Governors; had to deal with absenteeism in earlier rehearsals due to Covid, cast or their family. Has got easier and now it is starting to flow, with the actors putting in a lot of time to learn lines and moves. We will all be ready for the first night with excitement and probably a little nerves, especially for the new members, but adrenalin will pull us through, bring on April 1st! Looking forward to the community enjoying the shows.
I few photos from the rehearsals…going well, but first night is not too far away!
No explanation is needed as to why things will be a little different this year with no live stage production at our home of St Teilos Church Hall, Bishopston. However, in the true spirit of BATS we have been thinking outside of the box to continue to deliver and to keep you in touch with BATS until business returns to normal! The BATS team have been getting together in conference calls to discuss some new ideas. We have put together a behind the scenes video for your viewing and produced a BATS Newsletter to keep you informed on what’s happening.
**NEW MEMBERS always welcome – come and act, assist back stage or with lighting, sound and costumes – Get in touch! **
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.