Anything Goes
7 - 17 November 2012

Director and choreographer: Ray Jeffery
Musical director: Neil Streeter

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm

Direct from the Golden Age of American musicals, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes is a sparkling, high energy show packed with classic songs including “I Get A Kick Out Of You”“It’s De-Lovely”“You’re The Top”“Blow, Gabriel Blow” and of course the toe-tapping title number “Anything Goes”.

A luxury liner - the S.S. American - is heading for England.  On board is stowaway Billy Crocker, who is pursuing Hope Harcourt, the debutante fiancée of English aristocrat Lord Oakleigh.  Amid the romance Moonface Martin, the raunchy Reno Sweeney and a smattering of doltish FBI agents add high farce to this dazzling musical comedy.

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935


PRESS Reviews

"It’s another impressively ambitious piece for the society."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"BATS give this show a glitzy go and next and deserve to play to packed houses."

The Farnham Herald - Read full review

Audience Feedback

Wonderful show. Fabulous costumes
— Christine Armitage-Hinks
The production was top class and the acting and singing was great. We had a fabulous time and left feeling uplifted.
— JT
Amazing, for an amateur production. The show was brilliant, the dancing was fantastic. The whole thing was first class.
— David Simmons
Brilliant show! I had a great time and was really impressed with the performances by everyone in the cast. Would definitely go and see a BATS show again!
— Hannah Eales
A sharp and professional show - thoroughly enjoyable to watch. BATS has some very talented performers. The set, costumes and choreography were top-draw. I am looking forward to seeing your next show!
— Craig Rata

Production Photos


Reno Sweeney
Julie Simmons

Billy Crocker
Bryn Hughes

Moonface Martin
Richard Bond

Hope Harcourt
Emily Hemmings

Lauren Blaxill

Sir Evelyn Oakleigh
Anthony Mitchell

Mrs. Wadsworth T. Harcourt
Abigail Green

Elisha J. Whitney
Colin Webb

Charlie (Reporter)
Stuart Baker

Helen Mariner

Jenna Augustus

Charlotter Clifforth

Jade Hollingshead

Sarah Ward

Steward of the Liner
Steve Brannam

Henry T. Dobson (Minister)
John Eddie

Purser of the Liner
Chris Andrews

Captain of the Liner
Mike McKeown

Robert Snazell

Ian Moseley

Female chorus: Kirsty Bennett, Susan Byron, Judith Ifould, Rosalind Hill, Katie Hopkins, Andrea Lydon, Helena Marillier,
Becca Seaward, Myra Ward 

Male chorus: Chris Andrews, Stuart Baker, Steve Brannam, Liam Brelsforth, Gavin Brooker, John Eddie, Joe Humberstone, Geddes Wyatt

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Ray Jeffrey

Musical Director
Neil Streeter

Assistant to the Director
Robert Wilson

Additional Choreography
Nick Brannam

Dance Captain
Julie Simmons

Assistant Dance Captain
Lauren Blaxill

Stage Manager
Nicki Hawkins

Deputy Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Assistant Stage Managers
Natalie Randall

Stage Crew
Nick Mison, Tony Ward, Matt Green, Michelle Arnold, Sam Baker, Mellissa Bernascon, Emma Bashford

Lighting Design
John Jones, Paul Morris, Robert Wilson

Lighting and Follow Spot Operators
Jo Dell, Ian 'Spud' Smith, Devon Eales

Additional Lighting Hire
Viking Stage Hire

Kieron Murphy

Additional Sound Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Manufacture
Steve Brannam

Props Coordinator
Nicki Hawkins

Props Manufacture and Additional Props
Steve Brannam, Mike McKeown

Props Team
Vicky Ninnis, Laura Balment

Wardrobe Coordinators
Julie Simmons, Judith Ifould, Siobhan Chapma

Wardrobe Team
Julie Simmons, Judith Ifould, Siobhan Chapman

Costume Hire
The Costume Workshop, Isle of Wight

Additional Costume
BATS Wardrobe and Members of BATS

Christine Dollery, Teresa Hollingshead, Myra Ward

Make-up Coordinator
Judith Ifould

Make-up artists
Level Three Media Make Up Students from Basingstoke College of Technology

"Big Wigs" trading at Edward James Cutting Rooms, Basingstoke

Hannah Saadat Jones and Members of BATS

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Laura Balment, Trudi Bevan, Bryn Hughes

Show Photographs
James Peer Photography

Programme Creation
Trudi Bevan, Laura Balment, Bryn Hughes

*The small print
Concessions - Apply to full price tickets for all performances. One discount per ticket  |  Registered disabled: please enquire at the box office  |  Group discount: (10+ people same show): £1 off full price or concessions  |  No other concessions apply.

Licensing information

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter.
Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.

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