8 - 18 May 2019

Director and choreographer: Liz Ilett
Musical director: Neil Streeter

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

“Consider yourself at home” with this smash-hit musical based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist!

Packed with great songs - Food, Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me, I’d Do Anything, Consider Yourself, Where Is Love?, Gotta Pick a Pocket Or Two, Who Will Buy? and many more - Oliver! has been a family favourite on stage and screen for more than 50 years.

In Victorian England, poor mistreated orphan Oliver runs away from the workhouse to London, where he encounters a gallery of memorable characters like Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

His exciting, scary and ultimately uplifting adventures are brought to the stage by a cast of talented local performers and a full orchestra – who promise to leave you asking for more!

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

Full price tickets: £23.50
Opening night: £18.50 (no concessions)
Mon 13 and Tues 14 May: £15 adult, £10 child (no concessions)
Price includes Anvil Arts £2 per ticket booking fee

Early booker discount:*
28 January - 10 March 2019, or the first 500 tickets, whichever is reached first

Over 65s & full-time students: £21.50
Children (16 & under): £15.00
Group booking rate available


Press Reviews

"From the opening ‘Food, Glorious Food’ to the great finale, the entire evening was full of memorable performances from this fine, talented ensemble… This was musical theatre at its best and lived up to the previous high quality shows we expect from BATS."

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

Audience feedback

Once again, am amazing performance from BATS. Thank you for a lovely evening. I was so impressed with the whole production, it was hard to believe that you are an amateur company.
— Jane Kettridge
Wow, wow, wow!! Thank for you for an amazing show. Everyone was amazing!
— Sue Miller
A brilliant, professional show.
— Margaret Cramer

Production Photos


Oliver Twist
Edward Walton (Team 1*)
Ollie Webb (Team 2**)

David Izzo

The Artful Dodger
Ashton Batchelor (Team 1*)
Ben Hastings (Team 2**)

Charley Bates
George Vidler (also understudy Dodger - Team 1*)
Alessandro Kenny (Team 2**)

Kirsty Kingham

Bill Sykes
Ali Bagshaw

Mr. Bumble - The Beadle
Stephen Westwood

Widow Corney
Theresa Lunn

Mr. Sowerberry
Richard Bond

Mrs. Sowerberry
Tracey Gonzato

Mr. Brownlow
Colin Flaherty

Mrs. Bedwin
Liz Scorey

Noah Claypole
Olly Sanvoisin (Team 1*)
Matt Neilson (Team 2**)

Charlotte Sowerberry
Jade Hollingshead

Kirsty Bennett

Old Sally
Abigail Parsons

Emily Hemmings

Dr. Grimwig
Colin Webb

Rose Seller
Angie Garland

Milk Seller
Charlotte Edwards

Long Song Seller
Richard Bond

Knife Grinder
Ian ‘Spud’ Smith

Strawberry Seller
Bex Rungen

Male and Female Chorus - Street vendors, criers, crowd: Di Annakin, Stuart Baker, Steve Brannam, Liz Flaherty, Jude Ifould, Chloe Keeping, Georgina Kelly, Susan Webb

Fagin's Gang, Workhouse Children and Other

*Team 1 (Yellow) - Performances: 8, 10, 11 (eve), 14, 16, 18 (mat)
Emelia Bennett, Rosie Birkett, Malakai Jones-Park (understudy Oliver), William Hemmings, Olivia Kingham, Evie Lynch, Ella Newborough, Sophia Newborough, Joe Scorey, Aidan Strachan (understudy Oliver), Imogen Tickle, Oliver Till, Oscar Warner

**Team 2 (Blue) - Performances: 9, 11 (mat), 13, 15, 17, 18 (eve)
Ellyn Ball, Daniel Cox, Mia Dinsey, Hollie Green, Theo Haines, Sam Hulse, Claire Jennings, Isla Johnson, Neve Johnson, Jacob Pennell, Oscar Runham, Ruben Smith, Bryony Stonehouse

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Liz Ilett

Musical Director
Neil Streeter

Assistant to the Director
Craig Saunders

Production Manager
Liz Scorey

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Assistant Stage Manager
Natalie Randall

Stage Crew
Stuart Baker, Chad Bartlett, Adam Cousin, John Eddie, Andy Foster, Amy Pedley, Natalie Randall, Stuart Walker, Sharon Watson

Lighting Design and Hire
James Mitchell - M3 Productions

Lighting Operator
Julie Morris

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Eurohire and BATS

Props Manager
Owen White

BATS wardrobe

Head of Wardrobe
Jude Ifould

Di Annakin, Christine Dollery, Liz Flaherty, Teresa Hollingshead, Janice How

Patsy Paige

Child Protection Officer
Victoria Elliott

Marketing and Sales Officer
Julie Morris

Marketing and Sales Team
Sophie Adnitt, David Allard, Jade Hollingshead, Bryn Hughes, Sally Manning, Ben Shallow

Show Photographs
Adrian Hyde

Programme Design
Ben Shallow

*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

Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart.
Produced for the Braodway Stage by David Merrick and David Albery.
Presented by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

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