Archive | November, 2016
Auditions – Night Must Fall

Auditions – Night Must Fall


“Night Must Fall”

Murder mystery


By Emlyn Williams

Directed by David Wilson


This is a gripping murder mystery with delightfully dark characters. Experience the chills and thrills that this classic psychological study of a murderer holds in store.

There is a sinister sexual undercurrent to Dan, our murderer (a role Williams wrote for himself and played in the West End and on Broadway). Dan is dangerous or violently deranged as he enters an English household.

The house belongs to a Mrs Bramson, a miserly invalid who wakes one morning to find a police investigation going on in her backyard. An old widow from the town has been reported missing, though Bramson can’t see what this news has to do with her or why it should get in the way of her routine scolding of the servants.

The household contains some delightful if not gullible characters including a maid, a cook, and a niece and her fiancé, which are set to enthrall our audience.

Familiarisation night

If you think you might be interested in auditioning, but want to find out more about the play and the characters first, there will be an information night.

Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm
Where: BATS club room, rear of Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim


Tuesday 13 December at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Actors Required

a fussy, discontented, common elderly woman, old fashioned both in clothes and coiffure. She has a very commanding and dominant personality. She spends most of her time in a wheelchair.

a kindly, matter-of-fact younger country woman and with a lot of patience.

a subdued young woman around 30, her hair is severely tied in a knot, wears horn rimmed glasses and is intelligent to a point.

a man about 40-45, a hearty and irritating, pompous Englishman.

a cook. She is middle-aged, Cockney, loud and fearless

the maid. She is young, attractive, stupid and careless.

a detective. An inconspicuous man about 50, dressed in tweeds. His suavity hides an amount of strength. A character part.

a young fellow who speaks with a rough accent, indeterminate but more Welsh than anything else. Hi personality varies considerably as the play proceeds from disarming good humour and childlike unselfishness to murderous intent

an Appeal Judge of the English Court of Appeal. A severe and matter of fact elderly man delivering judgment.

Performances: 31 March 2017; 1, 7, 8 April 2017 at 7:30pm. Matinees: 2, 8 April at 2:00pm

Family pantomime – Red Riding Hood

Family pantomime – Red Riding Hood

BATS Theatre Co. Inc. is proud to present

Red Riding Hood

A family pantomime

Written by John Crocker and Eric Gilder

Panto time is around the corner at Buderim in January 2017… great for after Chrissie fun.

Starting 7th January for three weekends, BATS Theatre Company in Buderim brings you the wonderful pantomime ‘Red Riding Hood’ by John Croker and Eric Gilder, directed by Mary Newton, well known for her productions of panto’s on the coast.

Red Riding Hood, her granny, the Wolf and even a Demon, a Fairy, the wicked Squire and his comical sons take you on a roller coaster ride through the Woods and even a haunted house.

Prepare to enjoy!

By arrangement with Origin Theatrical™ on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd. with special permission to perform a condensed version of the show by Samuel French Ltd and Origin Theatrical.


January 2017, Saturdays and Sundays

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd

10am and 4pm each day

Ticket Prices: All tickets $15 (no concessions)
Bookings: Book online, or phone Bernadette 5445 2515


Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim