The Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition 2022 winning full-length play, coming soon to the BATS Theatre “The Borrowing of Franklin’s Ram” written by Sue Sewell and directed by Jacqui Mata Luque


Rehearsals are well underway for the full-length winning play of the E.B.C. Playwriting competition 2022. Auditions saw a wonderful turnout of local talent, keen to take part in this exciting local production, set in colonial Australia and written by award winning local playwright, Sue Sewell.

Keep up to date on our FB and Instagram accounts for sneak peaks into the production’s rehearsals.

Make sure you get in early, as this play promises to be a real hit with local audiences.


“The Borrowing of Franklin’s Ram”

written by Sue Sewell

Date: Thursday 28th April

Time: 7:30pm

Performance Season

15, 16, 22, 23 July 7:30pm

16 & 23 July 2pm

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday nights 7:30 pm

Director: Jacqui Mata Luque

ph: 0431 025 920

Opening Weekend Eurobeat

Wow! What a weekend we’ve had! Our production of EUROBEAT: Almost Eurovision had its first, second, and third showings on the 22nd and 23rd. We were met with such a wonderfully interactive audience, we couldn’t ask for better patrons!

Now it’s time for our cast and crew to relax until Friday when they come back to do it all again for our final three shows. If you haven’t had a chance to see EUROBEAT don’t fret! There’s still time to snag your tickets at!

If you’d like to get involved with BATS Theatre future productions, visit our Contact page, or become a member here. Auditions for our next production, The Borrowing of Franklin’s Ram, begin this Thursday 28th April 2022.


Book written by Craig Christie. Music & Lyrics by Craig Christie and Andrew Patterson. By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW for BATS Theatre Company’s production of EUROBEAT: Almost Eurovision. Tickets are available here.

Prepare to laugh, cringe, and be dazzled by this chaotically funny musical homage to the Eurovision song contest. Directed by our very own Production Manager, Peta Beattie, and assisted by an incredible cast and crew, Eurobeat is the perfect musical comedy to celebrate our state borders re-opening and turning a new page.

EUROBEAT: Almost Eurovision is showing April 22nd to April 30th 2022 at Buderim Theatre Company.

Follow our Facebook and Instagram for more behind-the-scenes shenanigans and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.


We are complying with current government measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Check in code will be used at all rehearsals and events. Masks must be worn inside the venue. There are no restrictions for distancing if all attendees are fully vaccinated (please show your green tick to staff when attending or a proof of vaccination certificate). We are unable to conduct rehearsals at the venue or host events under strict social distancing restrictions (if a member or patron is not fully vaccinated i.e. 2 vaccinations) we will therefore have to ensure all attendees are fully vaccinated and appreciate your understanding. It is therefore a requirement that all members attending rehearsals or patrons attending performances are fully vaccinated and able to prove this on either their Qld Covid App or with vaccination certificate for entry to venue.

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Thank you for your understanding and compliance to these measures, we have a duty of care to ensure the safety and well-being of our patrons and staff.