Singin' in the Rain
9 - 19 May 2018
Director: Ray Jeffery
Choreographers: Julie Morris and Karen McCloy
Musical director: Trevor Defferd
The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm
They’re moments of movie magic. Gene Kelly joyously dancing down the street in the pouring rain. Donald O’Connor’s amazing physical dexterity in Make ‘Em Laugh. Gene, Donald and Debbie Reynolds skipping over the sofa in Good Mornin', Good Mornin'!
Now see them recreated on stage as BATS brings one of the best-loved musical comedies of all time to the Haymarket. Singin’ in the Rain is the hilarious tale of 1920s Hollywood struggling to cope with the introduction of “talking pictures”.
Stars are born, egos are bruised, every song and dance number is a lavish spectacle!
And yes, you might get wet... at least Don will!
Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935
Full price tickets: £23.50
Opening night: £18.50 (no concessions)
Price includes Anvil Arts £2 per ticket booking fee
Early booker discount:*
27 January - 10 March 2018
Over 65s & full-time students: £21.50
Children (16 & under): £15.00
Group booking rate available
"An effervescent zinger of a show! There is so much to appreciate: the skill displayed by the principals; the glorious dance numbers, including some irresistible tap sequences; the incredible 'wet set' complete with rain; the clever use of filmed inserts; the many laughs; and the myriad costume changes."
The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review
"Polished performances from the hugely talented cast and first-class choreography. BATS should be proud to add this production to their list of successes. It was two and a half hours of all singing and dancing entertainment with the aid of a massively skilled cast and crew."
NODA - Read full review
"It was told with great wit and humour and provided a great framework for BATS to showcase their considerable talents in a production packed with a host of sparkling musical numbers and gorgeous costumes."
Newbury Today - Read full review
in order of appearance
Male Diction Teacher
Tappers/Dancers: Clare Ryan, Sophie Fleet, Rachael Foyle, Jade Hollingshead, Karen McCloy, Julie Morris, Abigail Parsons, Bex Rungen
Female ensemble: Sophie Adnitt, Julia Cheeseman, Sophie Fleet, Rachael Foyle, Roxanne Gambill, Angie Garland, Jade Hollingshead, Judith Ifould, Karen McCloy, Julie Morris, Abigail Parsons, Caroline Price, Sophie Roberts, Bex Rungen, Clare Ryan, Johanna Tooze
Male ensemble: Christopher Andrews, Shaun Blake, Christopher Manger, Ian Moseley, Craig Saunders, Colin Webb
Additional cast for filming sequences: Richard Bond (Villain) and Paul Morris (demonstration of a talking picture)
Julie Morris, Karen McCloy
Jill Brannam, Sally Manning
Deputy Stage Manager
Sam Baker, Stuart Baker, Russell Barrett, Billy Bubb, Adam Cousin, Andy Foster, Pete Gaul, Matt Harrison, John Horton, Stuart Walker, Tony Ward, Lauren Wagner, Sharon Watson
Lighting Design and Hire
James Mitchell - M3 Productions
Nikki Hawkins and John Eddie
Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio
Scenic Projects Ltd
The Community Furniture Project (Basingstoke)
Silent and 'Talking' Movie creation
Roxanne Gambill, Abigail Parsons, Laura Newborough, Owen White, Holly Reedman, Sally Manning
Head of Wardrobe
Triple C Costume Hire and BATS Wardrobe
Di Annakin, Liam Brelsforth, Christine Dollery, Teresa Holingshead, Sophie Mallinson, Sally Manning, Hollie Parks, Sam Reynolds, Liz Scorey, Myra Ward, Linda
Patsy Page Theatrical Wig Creations and Bex Rungen
Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up Students from Basingstoke College of Technology
Child Protection Officer
Marketing and Sales Officer
Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Nick Brannam, Liam Brelsforth, Jade Hollingshead, Bryn Hughes, Sally Manning
*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 | Opening night fixed price of £18.50. No other concessions apply.
Early booker - £2 per ticket discount on full price and child tickets only, booking individually or in groups | Other concessions and group discount do not apply to early booker prices | Payment must be made in full when booking to receive the early booker rate. Tickets cannot be reserved at early booker rates | Book online, by phone or in person | Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and is non-transferable. Discount cannot be claimed retrospectively | Opening night special can be purchased at any time - no other concessions are available
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music published by EMI, all rights adminisytered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
Original movie choreography by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen.
Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield & Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
This amateur production of Singin' in the Rain s oresented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.co.uk