Archive | February, 2013

Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition

Entries are now open for the



Presented by

LogoThis biennial playwriting competition is alternatively for one act plays and full length plays and offers an opportunity for playwrights to see their new work performed on stage at BATS Theatre Co. Inc. for a 5 performance season over 2 weekends.

The 2014 competition is for a full length play with the winning play taking home $5,000 prize money and $1,000 going to the runner up.

Presentation of Awards takes place after the final performance.

Entries close 31st OCTOBER 2013

For more information see the entry form – Download PDF.

Auditions – One Act Plays

One Act Plays – JUNE 2013

BATS Theatre Co. Inc will again be presenting it’s very popular season of One Act Plays in June 2013.

Auditions: Monday 25th March at 7.30pm

Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main and Church Sts Buderim.

Watch this space for more info soon on the plays to be cast.
Performances: June 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22

Crown Matrimonial

Crown Matrimonial

crown-photoBy arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd
Written by Royce Ryton ** Directed by Kennedy Fox

Evening: March 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8pm
Matinee: March 17 at 2pm.
Ticket Prices: Adult $18, Concession $16,
Members/Uni Students $14, Child/School Student $12
Group Bookings 10+ $15 (group bookings must be prepaid)

Online bookings now open – CLICK HERE.

Phone bookings open Monday 18th February
Phone Bernadette on 54 452 515

The story of an impossible choice between love and duty – the decision stunned the world. An extraordinary story that rocked the British monarchy to the core. If you loved the Kings Speech don’t miss this!

Upon the death of his father, David, the Prince of Wales, assumes his role as Edward VIII. However his affair with a married divorcee Wallis Simpson soon brings his family and the empire into crisis.How the family reacts to David’s determination to marry Wallis and make her his queen is the stuff of high domestic as well as public drama. This gripping and thought provoking play, shot through with dry humour, tackles the private and public agony of the British Royal family upon his decision to abdicate the throne when the government makes it quite plain that Wallis Simpson will never be acceptable as his queen.

King Edward VIII, familiarly named David, was a brand new king who had not yet been crowned. He was also in love with a twice-divorced commoner, Wallis Simpson. At the time it was considered quite scandalous and no one – not the royal family, not the government, certainly not the Church of England – would allow David to both marry Wallis and proceed with the coronation. The events surrounding the abdication of King Edward VIII of England in 1936 are seen through the eyes of his mother, Queen Mary.

The show is being directed by Kennedy Fox who is a very experienced director having directed many shows at BATS and Caloundra Choral and Theatre Co. over the last 40 years and his credits include Habeas Corpus, Bullshot Crummond, Play On, The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness, Room to Move and Thriller of the Year to name just a few. He is also an accomplished actor appearing in musicals, comedies, dramas and pantomimes across the Sunshine Coast.

CAST: Jan Meade, Alice Rea, Margaret Scott, Kathryn Rose, Sarah Pegler, Kerryl Johnson, Richard Kent, David Coleman, John McMahon and Lachlan Money.