Reborn theatre group’s panto

Billingborough Amateur Theatrical Society rehearsing Cinderella.
Billingborough Amateur Theatrical Society rehearsing Cinderella.

An amateur dramatics group near Sleaford that was revived last year after several decades’ hiatus stages a pantomime this week.

Billingborough Amateur Theatre Society (BATS) present Cinderella at Billingborough Village Hall across three performances on Friday and Saturday.

Dancers in BATS' Cinderella, (front, from left) Hollie Chessum, 13, Samantha Bacon, 12, (back, from left) Cassie Bowden, eight, Chloe Inman, nine, Mackenzie Hickling, eight, Olivia Bowden, 12, Lacie Sharpe, six, Cerys Hickling, 10, and Brooke Inman, seven.

Dancers in BATS' Cinderella, (front, from left) Hollie Chessum, 13, Samantha Bacon, 12, (back, from left) Cassie Bowden, eight, Chloe Inman, nine, Mackenzie Hickling, eight, Olivia Bowden, 12, Lacie Sharpe, six, Cerys Hickling, 10, and Brooke Inman, seven.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the shows (7.30pm on the Friday and at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the Saturday). They are available from 01529 240936, priced at £5 (free for under threes, providing they sit on a knee).

BATS formed in the 1960s and ran for more than two decades before coming to a natural end.

It was revived last year after local resident Karen Goodale put an advert in a few shop windows about the formation of an amateur dramatic group called BATS; she had a number of years earlier received the blessing of BATS founder member Ivan Spencer to revive the group.

It is now looking for new members to join at £12 per year. This includes actors, front of house, costume design, make-up, hair artists, musicians, props, and back stage work.

A BATS spokesman said: “We are a friendly and approachable group and hope to increase our numbers.”

Enquiries: 01529 240936.