‘BATS’ Box Office Opens – and Tickets are Going Fast!

“Look what I’ve found!” The bat expert (Chris Bell) shows off a grisly find to the cast of BATS, Helen (Felicity Ashcroft), Una (Caroline Drewett-Mansell), Anne (Graciela Kaplan) and Peter (James Ward). Photo credit: Phil Mansell

Jávea Players have announced that the box office is now open for their latest production, BATS, and tickets are selling so fast that theatregoers are advised to book sooner rather than later. The play promises to be a fun-packed night out for everyone who enjoys a laugh.

“I’m really pleased that people are keen to see BATS said the play’s author Phil Mansell who will direct the production at the Casa de Cultura in Jávea. “The summer show, which includes a pre-show tapas meal at the nearby Bar Imperial, is always very popular, and it looks like this one will be no exception.

 “The rehearsals are going very well and all of my very talented cast seem to be having a wonderful time,” he added.

The play is a fast-moving comedy set in the living room of a house in a quiet cul-de-sac where a couple find their orderly lives are disturbed by an infestation of bats in the attic. The fun starts when a succession of unlikely people are all mistaken for the Council’s bat control expert. When he finally does turn up he is unable to do his job thanks to the unexpected arrival of a suspicious policewoman.

BATS is one of 12 plays Phil has had published and it has proved to be very popular with amdram societies in places as far apart as Canada and Wales. In fact, a production of BATS will be taking to the stage in Walton-on-Thames as you read this! Phil previously directed two other of his plays – Poor Yorick and Look Out – He’s Got A Gun! – for Jávea Players. They both proved very popular and played to sell-out audiences. He’s hoping that, with a good team around him, BATS will continue this trend.

BATS will be performed from 29th June – 5th July (excluding Sunday) at the Casa de Cultura in Jávea following a tapas supper at the Bar Imperial. For more information and to book tickets visit www.javeaplayers.com.