Oliver! - Dates and information for pre-audition rehearsals and auditions

If you wish to audition for an adult role or your child wishes to audition for Oliver!, here is the information about the pre-audition rehearsals and auditions.

If you are aged 16 and over read about the audition process to join BATS.

Pre-audition rehearsals

You do not need to attend every pre-audition rehearsal. Note that the movement audition for adults will be taught on 7 Jan session.

  • Wed 2 January 2019: 7pm - 8pm - Olivers and Dodgers

  • Wed 2 January 2019: 8pm - 9.30pm - Adults

  • Mon 7 January 2019: 7.30pm - 10pm - Adults (movement audition will be taught)

  • Wed 9 January 2019: 7pm - 8pm - Olivers and Dodgers

  • Wed 9 January 2019: 8pm - 9.30pm - Adults

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT


Date: Sunday 13 January
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Market Chambers, 6 Wote Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NW (Note - access to the main entrance is via the Lesser Market alleyway. The door is directly opposite Camouflage Corner)
Cost: £5 (payable on the day). This covers attendance at the day-long workshop/audition and membership, if cast in the show

Ages to audition

  • Boys auditioning for Oliver should be aged between 9-13 years old. They should not be too tall.

  • Boys auditioning for Dodger should have a playing age of 10 – 15 years. They should not be too tall, but if they are older and short that will be fine.

  • Children auditioning for the Workhouse/Fagin’s gang need to be aged between 9-12 years old to audition. In addition, we are seeking to cast a couple of children aged 8.

Adult auditions

Date: Monday 14 January
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

Priscilla - Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia visit Basingstoke

We were lucky with the September sun today as our three leads channelled their alter-egos to say hello to shoppers in Basingstoke!

Meet Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia…

Our three Queens of the Desert donned their colourful "I will Survive" costumes to visit Basingstoke town centre and mingle with the locals.
It took about an hour to transform Ian Moseley into Bernadette for his role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Watch it in all in 60 seconds!

Rehearsal dates for the 60th anniversary concert

To celebrate our 60th anniversary year, we will be performing a one night concert at the Anvil on Saturday 23 June.  You will need to audition to perform and it is open to past, current and prospective members.

The full list of dates are as follows:

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT, 19:30 - 22:00 hours
Tuesday 27th, Thursday 29th March
Tuesday 3rd April and Wednesday 4th April

Venue: Market Chambers, Wote Street, Basingstoke, 10:00 onwards

Sunday 8th April

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT, 19:30 - 22:00 hours

Tuesday 10th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Thursday 12th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Thursday 26th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 14th May (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 21 May (Wesley Hall)
Wednesday 23rd May (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 30th May (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 4th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 6th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 11th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 13th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 18th June - Orchestra call (venue TBC)
Wednesday 20th June (Shaftesbury Room)

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