Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition

One Act Plays 2020

The 10th Anniversary of the
Edythe 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


EveningFebruary 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7.30pm

MatineesFebruary 13 & 20 at 2pm




Where: BATS Theatre Company Inc. Clubroom, at the back of the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim

When: Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 7.30pm

All are welcome to attend, whether you wish to audition or would just like to have a fun night learning more about this great play.


Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim

When: Monday 12th April 2021 at 7.30pm.


Friday 25th June 2021 to Saturday 3rd July 2021

Rehearsals will be every Monday and Thursday night – 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Buderim War Memorial Hall.

Eurydice reimagines the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. 

Eurydice is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can’t get through to the land of the living. At last, on the day of the wedding, one does. With her father’s words in her hand, Eurydice crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped. Orpheus knows his love is now in Hades, and makes a plan to travel into the land of the dead. But will he be able to revive his beloved wife? And will Eurydice even want to go home?


Eurydice – female, 18-30ish

Orpheus – male, 18-30ish to match Eurydice

Eurydice’s Father – male, upward of 40

Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld – potentially male or female, any age considered

Big Stone – m/f, any age considered

Little Stone – m/f, any age considered

Loud Stone – m/f, any age considered

Should you wish to know more, please ring the Director Caitie Elliott on 0401 645 903

Life Membership

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

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 out the season. We have been inspired by the dedication and positivity of cast and crew as we have navigated the challenges, collaboratively and optimistically.

Thank you to the on-going support of the BWMCA, affiliate groups and the local community. Let’s keep that positivity and collaborative support going.

Tickets are being refunded but we encourage everyone to re book once the season is relaunched later in the year. Community theatres and artists are going through very challenging times and continued support of patrons is vital for our future.

We believe we have created something very unique and special for the community and though we have a hiatus for a time, we will come back, with a combined energy and determination to entertain and engage the public.

This time of enforced isolation measures and containment serves to protect the vulnerable in our community. Our combined thoughts are with them and their loved ones.

We will get through this together. Once we are through these difficult times, we will need to have opportunities for people to be entertained and re-connected to community and each other.

BATS and many other community theatres will be back, to bring top notch entertainment to our healing community.

Look after each other and try and stay positive. Bats will be providing online connection via website and FB. Let’s stay in touch till we meet again 🙂