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Why is BATSmail coming to me on a Tuesday when it always comes to me on a Monday you ask ? Our mailing programme was down for maintenance yesterday and was only up again at 3am this morning but that's all good, we’re back!

We’ve decked the BATS foyer with upside down Christmas trees and decorated it with bats to get us into the festive mood. pop in and check it out

Blinkers and Spurs opens Wednesday 6.30pm. Fresh from a season at Melbourne comes this “Fascinating, new, disturbing, funny. awful, real, outrageous, moving and sharp” two hander double bill. Blinkers returns back to BATS with an additional companion piece Spurs. A rock and roll romance and a way out western? We’ve got it all at BATS!

Opening on this Thursday, we have Christmas Indoors, The anti-Christmas play of the year at BATS from the 2008 Bruce Mason Award winner Paul Rothwell. This one will be cracker. Directed by Paul McLaughlin and with a killer cast, book yourself indoors this season.

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_Blinkers and Spurs

‘Blinkers’ Directed by Sophie Roberts

‘Spurs’ Directed by Laurel Devenie

Season: Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 December

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: $18 Full / $13 Concession

Two high-paced two-handers, performed back to back, Blinkers and Spurs is a theatrical cocktail of doormats and gun-slingers.

In Spurs we are taken to the Wild West, where a Cowboy on the run has a strange and fateful exchange with a mysterious Indian. Then in Blinkers, the walls are brought crashing down between two seemingly disparate neighbours: Amy, a slovenly punk-rock fantasist, and Monty, a fastidious librarian obsessed with horses.


_Christmas Indoors

Directed by: Paul McLaughlin

Season: Thursday 2 December – Saturday 13 December (no show Sun/Mon)

Time: 9.30pm

Tickets: $16 full / $13 Concession

Trisha's family came closer together after she disappeared without a trace... Her Dad became a guru of grief counselling, her fiancé swore off women forever, and her sister basically stole her life. Trisha's mother abandons them all – just in time for Christmas. Then something shocking happens, something that will force them back together under one roof, ruin plans, break hearts, upset futures and bring absolution at last..

Featuring Alistair Browning, Hadleigh Walker, Irene Wood, Kate McGill, Rachel More and Sophie Hambleton.


_Win Tickets to Christmas Indoors

BATS is giving away a double pass to Christmas Indoors on Friday 5 December. To be in to win tell us who wrote Chirstmas Indoors?

Entries close Thursday 4 December 12 pm and the winner drawn at 1pm.


_The Pit Bar

Come and get your word freak on on Tuesday nights with Scrabble at The Pit Bar.

Sean O'Brien, a local muso from the likes of the LaHars, will be playing a new set in The Pit Bar also on Tuesday night. That's tonight yo.

Jamie Kahui’s new exhibition Voyuez Surrealiste opened last week and will be showing til December 13th.

If you’re stuck for Ideas for this Christmas why not gift a drink? Pop into the Bar, pay for the drink you’d like to gift, then leave the detail and the lovelies behind the bar will leave your details for the recepient of your gifted beverage on the board.

_Mental Health Break

That side walk, foot path art just went up another level. Check these images out.

How evil are you, really ? make your plan.

Blue skies and white clouds.


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