MAGICAL MIXTURE - 31st May- 2nd June 2007

Magical Mixture was the directing debut for Sally Manning, who has gone on to direct further with BATS Next Gen but also BATS.   The format was based around a piece written by W H Auden (1907-1973), an English-born poet and man of letters, namely:

‘The countenance of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.’

Sally chose to produce the show to give children the opportunity to show the audience what they can do without being  judged or feeling they have something to prove. 

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


Emma Lack, Lily Harwood, Hattie Brannam, Morgan Sadler, Lianna Hutchins, Jasmine Tompkins

Holly Capehorn, Izzie Stevens, Max Harwood, Louisa Hygate, Mitchell Ferris, Danielle Ashby,

Laura Whitwell, Amber Hollingshead, Emma Hygate, Lily Keep, Dion Hunter, Alex Gonzato,

Andrew Parramore, Jordan Capehorn, Hannah Ferris, Vikki McAuley, Tori Eglin, Jade Hollingshead,

Bryony Anning, Hannah Baker, Kirsty Harrison, Chloe Such, Andy McKay, Jessie Clinch, Becca Fagilde,

Shiv Rabheru, Lulu Goodman, Jorden Many, Lottie Kerr, Nick Brannam

Guest appearance:  Andy Halloway


Director    –   Sally Manning

Musical Director   –   Rachel Glover

Choreographers  –  Janine Sadler & Kayleigh Halloway

Assistant Director   –   Mel Such

Lighting & Sound   –   Ryan Messer & Craig Lewington



Secretary   –   Sandie Thomson

Treasurer   –   Elain Halloway