BATS Entertainment! 8-9 December 2005

BATS Entertainment! was a show of two halves, and directed by Mel Such.  The first half was based on the TV show ‘Stars in their Eyes’ where contestants impersonated famous acts and the winner was chosen from an audience ‘clapometer’; in our version, the audience voted on paper slips during the interval and the winner was announced and performed again at the end!  We had two presenters who were trained by the wonderful Len Annikin, a regular performer with BATS.

The second half included songs from ‘Grease’ and Christmas songs.

The show was performed at Central Studio, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke.

Act One – Stars in their Eyes

Presenters:  Helen Drought & Phil Sampson

The Futureheads   –   Jack Flanagan, Henry Maguire & Andy Halloway

Madonna   –   Leanne Saunders

Freddy Mercury   –   Alex Gonzato

Elton John & Kiki Dee**   –   Jordan Capehorn & Andrew Parramore

Michael Jackson   –   Jorden Maney

Three Degrees*  –   Kirsty Lintott, Chloe Such & Lydia Thomson

Tony Christie**   –   Joseph Pike

(* – winner 1st show; ** – winner matinee; *** – winner final show)

Act 2 – Grease and Christmas Medley

Andy Halloway, Jack Flannigan, Henry Maguire, Leanne Saunders, Alex Gonzato, Jordan Capehorn, Andrew Parramore,

Jorden Maney, Joseph Pike, Chloe Such, Lydia Thomson, Kirsty Lintott, Andrew McKay, Ben Summers, Nick Brannam,

Phil Sampson, William Sylvester, Bronwyn Willsher, Jodi Heath, Katy Ladyman, Samantha Cohen, Helen Drought


Director   –   Mel Such

Assistant Directors   –   Sally Manning & Richard Cox

Choreographer   –   Kayleigh Halloway

Music Editor    – Rachel Glover

Assistant   –   Neil Brand

Scriptwriter   –   Len Annakin

Deputy Stage Manager   –   Matt ‘Greeny’ Green#

Crew    –   Tom Langley

BNG/Grease car   –   designed and built by Darren Capehorn


Secretary   –   Sandie Thomson          Treasurer   –   Elain Halloway