Sister Act
12 - 16 May 2015

Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Rachel Glover

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

Based on the film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, Sister Act is the zany, joyful musical comedy in which two very different worlds collide!

When nightclub diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Renamed ‘Sister Mary Clarence’, Deloris faces the fearsome Mother Superior – and the excruciating nuns choir. But she inspires her fellow sisters to find their voices - with a lot of sparkle and pizazz!

With fantastic original songs by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted) Sister Act is reason to Rejoice!

BATS returns to the Haymarket after 2014's sell-out production of The Wizard of Oz. Early booking advised.

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

Full price tickets: £22.50
Price includes Anvil Arts £1 per ticket booking fee

Over 65s & full-time students: £1 off
Children (16 & under): £14
Group booking rate available


PRESS Reviews

"This Sister Act is certainly “fabulous baby.”

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"BATS produced a sparking performance which could give many a professional company a run for its money."

The Farnham Herald - Read full review

"I had to check that this was an amateur production, such was the professional quality of the whole show."

The Southern Daily Echo - Read full review

"The outstanding talent of the cast resounded throughout this excellent production."

National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) - Read full review

Audience Feedback

It was incredible, all the leads were brilliant, but the voices of the sisters together were breathtakingly beautiful. Who needs to go to the West End and pay £100 per ticket when BATS are on your doorstep!
— Karen Pearn
Wow! What a fabulous performance from every single person involved - music, performance and stage crew alike. You certainly deserved the standing ovation!
— Becky Woodham
Why bother traipsing all the way to London when you can see a performance as good as this in Basingstoke. It was an amazing, uplifting and heartwarming performance from everybody. A wonderful evening’s entertainment.
— Rosie Panting
We thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone was fantastic - such talent, the singing was terrific. We would recommend this company without hesitation and look forward to the next production.
— Linda Pitman
Absolutely brilliant I enjoyed it so much and didn’t want it to end. I left on such a high.
— Nichola Hagan

Production Photos


Deloris Can Cartier
Louise Gains

Mother Superior
Sally Manning

Sister Mary Robert
Jade Hollingshead

Sister Mary Patrick
Tracey Gonzato

Sister Mary Lazarus
Liz Ilett

Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours
Roxanne Gambill

Sister Mary Theresa
Liz Scorey

Michelle / Nun
Kirsty Bennett

Tina / Nun
Luannsa Goodman

Monsignor O'Hara
Colin Flaherty

Paul Morris

Alasdair Beddow

Max Harwood

Gavin Brooker

Liam Brelsforth

Pete Chandler

Female chorus: Lauren Blaxill, Lynne Bond, Charlie Hammond, Victoria Elliott, Judith Ifould, Abigail Parsons, Holly Reedman, Amelia Roberts, Amy Tweed, Katie Rose, Hannah Saadat-Jones, Sarah Wall, Myra Ward

Male chorus: Anthony Mitchell, Craig Saunders, Ian 'Spud' Smith, Colin Webb, James Young

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Martyn Knight

Musical Director
Rachel Glover

Assistant Director
Gary J. Myers

Dance Captain
James Young

Production Managers
Anthony Mitchell and Laura Balment

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
Gareth Jones

Assistant Stage Manager
Natalie Randall

Stage Crew
Stuart Baker, Beanie (J P), Adam Cousins, John Eddie, Andy Foster, Matt Harrison, Nick Horsey, Joe Humberstone, Nick Mison, Anthony Ward, Stephen Westwood

Lighting Design
Robert Wilson

Lighting and Follow Spot OperatorsStuart Baker, John Eddie, Sam Baker, Biilly Bubb, Bryn Hughes

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
UK Productions

Props Coordinator
BATS members and Laura Newborough

Wardrobe Coordinator
Judith Ifould

UK Productions and BATS Wardrobe

Laura Balment, Christine Dollery, Sam Reynolds, Theresa Hollingshead, BATS members

Make-up Coordinator
Judith Ifould

Make-up artists
Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up from Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)

Jill Brannam and Ian Moseley

Marketing and Sales Officer
Bryn Hughes

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Laura Balment, Lauren Blaxill, Gavin Brooker, Ian Moseley, Craig Nolan

Show Photographs
James Peer Photography

Programme Creation
Bryn Hughes and 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

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glen Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard

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