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DON’T FEED THE PLANTS – Little Shop Of Horrors Is Here!

BAOS Limelight are delighted to present Little Shop of Horrors at The Haymarket from 26 – 28 September 2019.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success.


Thu 26 Sept 2019, 7:30PM
Fri 27 Sept 2019, 7:30PM
Sat 28 Sept 2019, 2:30PM
Sat 28 Sept 2019, 7:30PM


The Haymarket, Basingstoke. RG21 7NW

Cast Announced for Made In Dagenham

We are pleased to announce the cast for our next show, Made In Dagenham.

The show proved very popular with potential cast and we have been delighted to welcome several new members to BAOS over the last few weeks as we prepared for auditions.


Rita O’Grady Nicola Morrin
Beryl Alex Stores
Connie Riley Stephanie Webb
Sandra Beaumont Abi Bastin
Clare Jess Phillips
Cass Katy Wilson
Eddie O’Grady Ryan Stevens
Sid Nick Williams
Bill Tim Price
Stan Sam Alexander
Barry Toby Lewis
Monty Peter Chiverton
Jo Hannah Jenkins
Tracey Megan Hindmarsh
Emma Emily Carmichael
Rachel Jess Hamilton


Mr Hopkins Andy Mitchell
Mr Tooley Ian May-Miller
Ron Macer Simon Eastwood
Gregory Hubble Rob May-Miller


Harold Wilson Ivan Alexander
Barbara Castle Eve MacDonald
Aide 1 Rob May-Miller
Aide 2 Sam Alexander
Aide 3 Simon Eastwood
Aide 4 Josh Vaatstra
Lisa Hopkins Lauren Wagner
Graham O’Grady TBA
Sharon O’Grady TBA
Mr Buckton TBA
Chubby Chuff TBA
Buddy Cortina Josh Vaatstra
Club Singer Ruben Pereira de Caires
Adams TBA


Ensemble Ros Aylmer
Ensemble Adam Cawson
Ensemble Tracey Emery
Ensemble Becca Greenhill
Ensemble Lisa Holbrook
Ensemble Rachel Kingston de Caires
Ensemble Charlotte May-Miller
Ensemble Kathy May-Miller
Ensemble Jenny Moseley
Ensemble Liz Phillips
Ensemble Rachel Phillips
Ensemble Caroline Price
Ensemble Megan Wells
Ensemble Sarah Williams


Director Richard Cox
Assistant Director Sharon Meechan
Musical Director Jules Dance
Choreographer Luanssa Goodman

Audition information for Made in Dagenham released

Made In Dagenham Pre-Audtion Advert

Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham is drawn from the real-life 1968 sewing machinists strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, Essex. This strike was influential in the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970. The musical focuses on the leader of the strike, Rita O’Grady, as she encourages the women of the Ford factory to walk out after they are re-classified as unskilled workers, while their male counterparts see their wages increase.  Featuring a rousing score and a choice of good character roles, Made in Dagenham offers parts for all ages.

See our future shows page for Character profiles and more information.

BAOS Win at the Curtain Call Awards!

BAOS were delighted to receive  three nominations for the 2016 Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards for our production of West Side Story:

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Luannsa Goodman
Anita in West Side Story. Sang beautifully and acted believably.

Best Choreographer
Zoe Blackall
Her routines were the over-riding memories from the show.

Best Musical Director
Trevor Defford
Did full justice to the beautiful score.

The cream of the region’s amateur theatre talent came together  at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel in January for a glitzy dinner dance where TV star Sarah Parish opened the golden envelopes to reveal the winners in each of 37 categories.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Luannsa won her category and was crowned Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for what she described as her dream role. Congratulations Luannsa! We would also like to congratulate Zoe and Trevor on their nominations.

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Three Sexy Ladies, One Lucky Devil, One Hell of a Musical! Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale via Anvil Arts for the Witches of Eastwick (Tue 21st – Sat 25th March 2017).

See our current production page for more information about the show.

Call the Anvil Arts Box office on 01256 844244 or Buy Online

Ticket prices:

  • Tuesday: £20
  • Wednesday to Saturday: £23.00 (including Saturday matinee)
  • Concessions:
    • Under 16s: £15.00 all shows
    • Over 65s and Full Time Students: £1.00 reduction
  • Group Discount: 10 or more at £1.00 discount per ticket

Ticket Price Includes £2 Anvil Arts booking fee

Cast Announced for Witches of Eastwick

Following our auditions today we are very pleased to announce our cast for the Witches of Eastwick.

Congratulations to all who auditioned, we have a fantastic company and it is sure to be a great show.


Darryl Van Horne Rob Wilson
Alexandra Spofford Alex Stores
Jane Smart Danni Stembridge
Sukie Rougemount Emily Gregory
Felicia Gabriel Kathy May-Miller
Jennifer Gabriel Megan Hindmarsh
Michael Spofford George Price
Clyde Gabriel Martin Sampson
Little Girl Hannah Baker


Gina Marino Stephanie Webb
Greta Neff Sarah Williams
Brenda Parsley Katy Wilson
Marge Perly Emily Hurley
Rebecca Barnes Lisa Holbrook
Fidel Russell Barrett
Joe Marino Martin Palmer
Raymond Neff Simon Eastwood
Toby Bergman Sam Alexander
Rev. Ed Parsley Ian May-Miller
Frank Ogden Aaron Lewis
Mavis Jessup Alannah O’Neill
Marcy Wills Eliza Holloway
Franny Lovecraft Rebecca Greenhill
Homer Perly Matt Clarke
Phyllis Nixon Anna Garlick
Shirley Latimer Rosalind Aylmer
Alice Polck Julie Morris
Nancy Carter Jenny Moseley


Limelighters tango into their next show, Evita

BAOS Limelight, our youth group are proud to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical and award winning masterpiece – EVITA.  The show features the smash hits: ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’ and ‘On this Night of a thousand stars’.

Argentina’s controversial First Lady, Eva Peron, is the subject of this dynamic true story which is told through captivating musical compositions and dance with Latin and jazz influences. The musical starts from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Director Richard Cox returns to Limelight and promises to make this our best production yet. Simon Eastwood retains the baton as Musical Director while seventeen year old Limelighters, Zoë Blackall and Hattie Brannam, will work together on the Choreography.

Limelight’s production of EVITA will be on stage at Queen Mary’s Hall, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th October 2016.

The Limelighters will be hoping to repeat the success of their last two productions, “Grease” and ”Into the Woods” which were both runners up in the NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) SE region Youth-West award and received an Accolade for Excellence.

The show runs from Thurs 27th October – Saturday 29th October 2016 at Queen Mary’s Hall, Basingstoke.

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £11 for concessions including college students, and are available
Family tickets cost £45. For more information and group bookings please contact