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


Press Reviews

"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

Audience feedback

Loved Singin’ in the Rain. Excellent performances from a wonderful, talented cast. Fabulous teamwork.
— Lynn Hunt
I saw you on your last night and I only wish I’d come on one of the earlier performances to I could have seen the show again - it was fantastic. I was so impressed by everything - the music/band (sounded so polished I thought to start with it might be a recording), singing, dancing and sets/lighting.
— Nick Hudson

Production Photos


in order of appearance

Dora Bailey
Clare Ryan

Zelda Zanders
Caroline Price

Olga Mara
Bex Rungen

Mary Margaret
Abigail Parsons

R.F. Simpson
Pete Chandler

Roscoe Dexter
Craig Saunders

Cosmo Brown
William Keel-Stocker

Lina Lamont
Kirsty Bennett

Don Lockwood
Bryn Hughes

Young Don
George Vidler

Young Cosmo
Ashton Batchelor

Richard Bond

Clare Ryan

Christopher Manger

Kathy Selden
Anneka Wass

Steve Brannam

Christopher Andrews

Wardrobe Mistress
Judith Ifould

Production Singer
Ian Moseley

Sid Phillips
Colin Webb

Miss Dinsmore
Roxanne Gambill

Male Diction Teacher
Ian Moseley

Sound Engineer
Christopher Andrews

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)

Creative team

Ray Jeffery

Musical Director
Trevor Defferd

Julie Morris, Karen McCloy

Assistant Director
Nick Brannam

Production Managers
Jill Brannam, Sally Manning

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Stage Crew
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

Lighting Operators
Nikki Hawkins and John Eddie

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Scenic Projects Ltd

Additional Furniture
The Community Furniture Project (Basingstoke)

Silent and 'Talking' Movie creation
Dan Mellors

Props Manager
Roxanne Gambill

Props Team
Roxanne Gambill, Abigail Parsons, Laura Newborough, Owen White, Holly Reedman, Sally Manning

Head of Wardrobe
Judith Ifould

Triple C Costume Hire and BATS Wardrobe

Di Annakin, Liam Brelsforth, Christine Dollery, Teresa Hollingshead, Linda Hopkins, Sophie Mallinson, Sally Manning, Hollie Parks, Sam Reynolds, Liz Scorey, Myra Ward

Patsy Page Theatrical Wig Creations and Bex Rungen

Make-up Artists
Level 3 Hair and Media Make-Up Students from Basingstoke College of Technology

Child Protection Officer
Sally Manning

Marketing and Sales Officer
Julie Morris

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Nick Brannam, Liam Brelsforth, Jade Hollingshead, Bryn Hughes, Sally Manning

Show Photographs
Adrien Hyde

Additional Artwork
Ryan Stevens

Programme Design
Nick Brannam

*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

Licensing information

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.

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