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BATS Theatre Co. Inc
Proudly Presents 

2016 Season Of One Act Plays

3 x One Act Plays

The Finalists of the 

Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition.

Join us as we present for your entertainment the three finalists in the 2016 competition.  An evening of comedy and drama.

About The Competition

Edythe Brook  Cooper was a member of BATS Theatre Co. Inc from the late 1980’s until her death in 2003. Her first play to be produced by BATS was “Kisses In The Sky”, set in Milton in Brisbane behind the Castlemaine brewery, and the name referred to the four Xs on the roof. This was followed by many others over the next 20 years.

Writing was Edythe’s passion. Many of her plays have been published by The Australian Script Centre.

Prior to her passing, Edythe made provision in her will for the Edythe Brooke-Cooper Trust, established to sponsor a local playwriting competition.  Considering Edythe’s affiliation with BATS Theatre Co. Inc., they were chosen by the Trustees to act as administrators of this competition under specific guidelines set down by Edythe.

BATS Theatre Co. Inc. is very proud to present this competition on behalf of Edythe.
The competition is run biennially alternating between one-act plays and full length plays. It is the objective of this competition to foster and encourage playwrights, whether amateur or professional.

This years entries were received from across Australia and it is indicative of the talent here in South East Queensland that two of the finalists hail from the Sunshine Coast and the third is from Brisbane.

  • 1st prize – Best Play – Trophy and $3,000 prize money
  • 2nd prize – 2nd Best Play – Trophy and $2,000 prize money
  • 3rd prize – 3rd Best Play – Trophy and $1,000 prize money
  • Best Director, Best Actor Male and Best Actor Female – trophies awarded.
  • Audience Choice  award as judged by audience vote – trophy awarded
All awards presented at the conclusion of the final performance.

The Plays

Feeding The Pigeons in Trafalgar Square
Drama written by Bruce Olive, directed by Sue Sewell.
Dolcie recalls a tumultuous marriage and her subsequent extraordinary nomadic life, while anguishing over the children she left behind. Based on a true story, this is a play about domestic violence and its long term consequences.

Cast: The Electrician - Shaun Bennett and Dolcie - Eileen Walder

Senses Working Overtime
Comedy written by Rob Attenborough, directed by Alison Lambole.
 In the recycling department, the technicians are watching the football. Collingwood is losing. A Tsunami of red wine is heading their way, the result of a power struggle in the committee room. Only Daydreams can avert the looming disaster.

Cast:  Pessimism - David Frank, Co-Ordinator - Susan M. Brown, Chairperson - Knox Cameron, Daydreams - Amanda Zinn, Optimism - Pamela Burchall, Common Sense - Amy Maguire and Shift Manager -  Luke Buxton.

Love In A Food Court
Comedy written by Hugh O’Brien, directed by John McMahon.
Krystal Vickery suffers from June West Syndrome which causes an otherwise confident, witty woman to get totally tongue-tied whenever she encounters an available man she fancies. So Krystal’s mother hires Nadette Harper-Smith, a qualified relationship expert to cure Krystal of the syndrome so she can land the man she has been admiring from afar in the Sunshine Plaza food court. But after the strong-willed Krystal chances upon her own unusual cure for June West Syndrome, she becomes so confident, she teams up with her new boyfriend Colin Sizer to seek a cure for Burton-Taylor Syndrome, the sad psychological ailment keeping Nadette apart from the love of her life, Lance Woewodin.

Cast: Nadette - Rochelle Cameron, Krystal - Samantha Rose, Colin - Nicholas Smith and Lance -  David Wilson

Thankyou for booking with BATS Theatre Co. Inc.

NOTE: Only a proportion of the seats available for this show are allocated for online booking- if a session is "closed" seats may still be available.

Please phone Bernadette in our booking office on 07 54 452515 to verify availability and book your seats.


Your e-ticket is for an open seating plan
Your seat/s will be allocated by our ticket officer upon receipt of your booking.

Please present your e-ticket/s to the ticket office upon arrival at the theatre and they will be verified and replaced with and allocated seat using a BATS Theatre Co. Inc. ticket.

Should you require special seating arrangements please DO NOT BOOK ONLINE.
Instead please mak your booking by phoning Bernadette on 07 54452515.
We will endeavour to fulfill your request where possible.


Our kitchen will be open for tea and coffee for all performances and our Belfry Bar will be open for evening performances.

If you have any other queries, please contact the event organiser on 07 54 444 263

Sincerely Susie Pritchard

(Event Organiser)


Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main and Church Streets Buderim QLD
Buderim, QLD 4556

Contact Details:

Susie Pritchard 54 444 263/0417603369