The Great Gatsby

Posted on January 26, 2020March 5, 2021Categories Shows

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald Adapted by Barry Lowe, Directed by Peta Beattie “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” BATS Theatre Company Inc. is marking the 2020’s by presenting the 1920’s American Classic, The Great Gatsby. This production will be a visual and aural treat. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, adapted beautifully by Australian playwright Barry Lowe was first presented in the historic setting of Rippon Lea Estate in Melbourne. This production, is … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby”

A Season of One Act Plays

Posted on December 2, 2020March 2, 2021Categories Shows

Finalists in the Edythe Brook Cooper 2019 Playwriting Competition The 10th Anniversary of theEdythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition “Ashes to Dust” by Yvette Wall, directed by David Wilson, assisted by Nick Smith “Wouldn’t it be Nice?” by Sue Sewell Kathy Hickson “One Starry Night” by Kevin Nemeth, directed by Alice Rea, assisted by Samantha Rose PERFORMANCES Evening: February 12,13,19,20 at 7.30pm Matinees: February 13 & 20 at 2pm ADULTS: $30, CONS: $26, MEMBER: $24, GROUP: $24 Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition

Posted on November 27, 2020March 2, 2021Categories General

One Act Plays 2020 The 10th Anniversary of theEdythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition coming soon in February 2021 Bookings open in December “Ashes to Dust” by Yvette Wall, “Wouldn’t it be Nice?” by Sue Sewell “One Starry Night” by Kevin Nemeth PERFORMANCES Evening: February 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7.30pm Matinees: February 13 & 20 at 2pm INFORMATION RELATING TO THE COMPETITION FOR 2022, CAN BE FOUND BELOW.


Posted on November 2, 2020November 2, 2020Categories Auditions, General

WHAT: EDYTHE BROOK COOPER PLAYWRITING COMPETITION, 2020 ONE ACT PLAY FINALISTS WHEN: 12th November, 2020, 7.30pm WHERE: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Church and Main Streets, Buderim. BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC. are holding auditions for performance of the three finalists in the Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition, 2020 One Act Plays, as below: The plays are listed in no particular order.  All ages listed are a guide only. PLAY ONE WOULDN’T IT BE NICE, BY SUE SEWELL, QUEENSLAND DIRECTED BY KATHY … Continue reading “Audition”

Life Membership

Posted on September 14, 2020November 2, 2020Categories General

Life Membership for Bruce Olive Congratulations to Bruce on being given Life Membership of Bats at the recent AGM. Bruce has worked in a number of areas with the company for many years and we thank Bruce for his service. Congratulations to the new members of the committee and returning and new office bearers.

Gatsby Postponed

Posted on March 20, 2020November 2, 2020Categories General

Hi all, as many of you are probably now aware, the Government and health authorities have increased restrictions on public gatherings. As a consequence and in view of increasing concerns in relation to health and safety of the vulnerable in our community we will have to postpone the production. We are committed to bringing this wonderful production to audiences. Ticket sales showed an incredible engagement by the local community and prior to COVID-19 concerns we were on track to sell … Continue reading “Gatsby Postponed”