The Jabberwocky

Bats is proud to present Jabberwocky, written by Tony Best and based on the characters from Lewis Carroll’s poem, The Jabberwocky. This children’s theatre piece is directed by Catherine Steer-O’Neill and features a multi-talented ensemble of players.

WHEN: 11, 12, 18, 19 January, 2020

TIME: 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

WHERE: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Corner Main and Church Streets, Buderim, IN AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT

Tea, coffee, cakes, lollies, drinks available for purchase




This play, featuring a multi-talented ensemble of players and directed by the experienced and highly credentialed, Catherine Steer-O’Neill.

Catherine is from the UK, where pantomime is strongly traditional in theatres all over Britain around Christmas time. She has directed several pantomimes in Australia as well as countless other productions with her company, the Queensland School of Performing Arts. She produced and directed Jabberwocky at the Lind Theatre in 2011, with Lind Lane Youth theatre, with great success. Catherine holds a Masters in Performing Arts and runs her own actor training centre on the Sunshine Coast. BATS welcomes Catherine back in the role of director for our pantomime season.

Performances will run from 11th January till 18th January.


Sessions at 10am and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays 11, 12, 18 and 19 January 2020. Online ticket sales close one hour before each performance, but seats can also be bought at the door.


Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim, QLD 4556

Gaslight update

Congratulations to the cast and crew, under the direction of Bruce Olive, for the recent production of Gaslight. The play was very well received by the large capacity audience. Bats raised $3017 from opening night ticket sales for the Buderim Foundation. We acknowledge the wonderful philanthropic work the Foundation does for our community.


An invitation to all members to our annual Christmas Party. This year it is to be held at Hotel Maroochydore. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the year and meet other members.

Please contact President Alice Rea 0427 856 680 or via email to confirm your attendance at this event. RSVP by 27th Novemeber.



The classic Victorian Thriller by Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Bruce Olive


A Broadway hit first produced on the West End in 1938, Gaslight tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London.  As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard, with some startling news.  As the evidence unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

Charity Fundraiser Sept 27 at 7:30pm. Ticket revenue proceeds go to the Buderim Foundation. All tickets $30.

Other Performances:

Evenings-Sept 28, Oct 4, 5 at 7:30pm

Matinees-Sept 28, Oct 5 at 2pm

Adults: $30 Seniors: $25 Members/Students: $22 Group booking of 8: $22 pp (max 8 per table)

Tables of 8 of Individual tickets

Belfry Bar open, BYO nibbles. Tea and coffee available.



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An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORIGIN Theatrical, on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD

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Evenings: Friday June 14, Saturday June 15, Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22 2019, at 7:30pm
Matinees: Saturday June 15 and Saturday June 22 2019, at 2:00pm

Ticket prices: Adults $30, Seniors $24, Members / Students $22
Group Bookings – 8+ $22 per person (group bookings must be prepaid)
Book a table of 8 or book and share a table
BYO Nibbles
Tea/coffee and snacks available for purchase
Belfry Bar open for all performances.


Now open: Edythe Brook Cooper 2020 National Playwriting Competition

Now open: Edythe Brook Cooper 2020 National Playwriting Competition


Edythe Brook Cooper
2020 National Playwriting Competition

Fostering Australian Playwrights

Presented by


Would you like to see your play performed on the BATS Theatre Co Inc. stage?

Start writing now for the 2020 One Act Play competition.

The play must contain some Australian content.

The entry form document contains background information, full rules and conditions for entry, guidelines for adjudicators and directors, and assessment criteria, as well as the entry form to be completed. It is now available from the following link:


Entries close 31st October 2019.

The winners will be announced in January 2020.

The top three plays will be produced for a 5 performance season at BATS Theatre Co. Inc in Buderim in 2020.

First Prize $3,000
Second Prize $2,000
Third Prize $1,000

During the 5 performances of the plays the audience will be asked to vote for their favourite play and the “Audience Choice Award” winner will receive a trophy.

Presentation of the awards will take place on the final night.

Enquiries contact co-ordinators:

Jacqui Mata Luque: 0431 025 920 /
Susie Pritchard 0417 603 369 /