The Sound of Music
13 - 23 November 2013

Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Trevor Defferd

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm
Sunday matinees: 12:00pm and 4:30 pm

The hills are alive once more as BATS brings the best-loved musical of all-time to The Haymarket.  My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Edelweiss, Sixteen Going On Seventeen and of course the joyous title song, The Sound of Music all feature in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s heart-warming family show.

“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” wonder the nuns of Nonberg Abbey about their free-spirited young postulant.  The solution: send her to be governess to the seven children of the autocratic Captain Von Trapp.  Maria soon wins the affection of the children and their father by bringing music back to the family.  But this is Austria, 1938, and Nazi stormclouds are gathering…

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

Full price tickets: £15, £17, £19

Concessions available for all performances


PRESS Reviews

"The show will certainly bring warmth to an autumn evening."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"BATS created a hugely entertaining recreation of this well-loved musical, with a palpable feel-good factor."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

"Staging The Sound of Music is a good choice for any amateur theatrical company, but I hadn’t expected it to be this good a choice for BATS."

The Farnham Herald - Read full review

Audience Feedback

Quite the most professional “amateur” production I have seen...well done all. Lovely show.
— Geoff Millward
Loved every second of it. Made me laugh, made me cry and made me cheer. Well done BATS
— Rachael Schooling
A brilliant first class production which was equal to many professional shows I have seen
— Anthony Savin
We thought the show was excellent! We have been to see many of your performances and we are never disappointed!
— Gill Hugill

Production Photos


Captain Von Trapp
Peter Francis

Maria Rainer
Laura Newborough

Kirsty Bennet (A)
Zoe Morris (B)

Ryan Hawkes (A)
Owen White (B)

Lydia Moynihan (A)
Louisa Mannion (B)

Chance Sergeant (A)
Patrick Mannion (B)


Rebecca Harmen (A)
Aurelia Abbotts (B)

Hannah Reap (A)
Charlotte Schooling (B)

Mia Kahr (A)
Ella Newborough (B)

Rolph Gruber
Nick Brannam (A)
Jarath Kilgour (B)

Max Detweiler
Ian Moseley

Elsa Schraeder
Kirsty Kingham

Colin Webb

Frau Schmidt
Abigail Parsons

Herr Zeller
Liam Brelsforth

Baron Elberfeld
James Young

Baroness Elberfeld
Charlie Hammond

Admiral Von Schreiber
John Eddie

Mother Abbess
Tracey Gonzato

Sister Berthe
Rachel Glover

Sister Margaretta
Melanie Such

Sister Sophia
Jade Hollingshead

A New Postulant
Luannsa Goodman

Female chorus: Kirsty Bennett (Postulant), Elizabeth Flaherty (Nun), Abigail Parsons (Nun), Luannsa Goodman (Novice), Rosalind Hill (Nun),
Charlie Hammond (Novice), Dion Hunter (Novice), Joy L'enfant (Nun), Bethany Mitchell (Postulant), Zoe Morris (Postulant), Myra Ward (Nun)

Male chorus: Stuart Baker, Nick Brannam, Liam Brelsforth, John Eddie, Jarath Kilgour, Colin Webb, James Young

Children's team 'A' performances: 13, 15, 16 (mat), 17 (16:30 hrs), 21, 23 (eve)
Children's team 'B' performances: 14, 16 (eve), 17 (12:00 hrs), 20, 22, 23 (mat) 

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Martyn Knight

Musical Director
Trevor Defferd

Assistant to the Director
Martin Webb

Dance Captain
Liz Ilett

Children's Assistant Director
Sally Manning

Production Manager
Abigail Parsons

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Assistant Stage Manager
Natalie Randall

Stage Crew
Sam Baker, Colin Eales, Andy Foster, Matt Harrison, Nick Mison, Tony Ward

Lighting Design
Robert Wilson

Lighting and Follow Spot Operators
Paul Morris, Di Annakin, Jo Dell, Keith Reynolds, Sam Reynolds,
Ian 'Spud' Smith

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Scenic Projects Ltd

Props Coordinator
Nicki Hawkins

Props Team
Laura Balment, Natalie Randall, Leigh Goodger

Wardrobe Coordinator
Abigail Parsons

Costume Hire
Darlington Operatics Society

Additional Costumes
BATS wardrobe and members of BATS

Christine Dollery, Theresa Hollingshead

Neil Streeter and Members of BATS

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Laura Balment, Jillian Brannam

Show Photographs
James Peer Photography

Programme Creation
Nick Brannam, Bryn Hughes, Ian Moseley

*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

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

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