Saturday, 18 March 2017

THANK YOU!

We'd like to thank every single one of these people for being awesome enough to help our science fiction sitcom come to life. On behalf of the entire Bad Bat team - thank you for supporting us!

Most Excellent Lord High Executive Producers

Steve Herbert
Steve Thomson
Jonathan Adelman
Stuart Still
Stephen Hazelton
Richard Thomson
Keith Evans
Marilyn Gallagher
Matthew Thomas Piccaver

Lord High Executive Producers


Mo Lloyd
Peter Muscutt
Ilse
Gareth Alexander
Debs Gwinnell
Laura
David Combe

Executive Producers


L J Isbister
Tony Saunders
David Newland
Chris Newman
Graeme Hurry
Chris Moore
Michael Hudson

Pledge Squadron


Stephen Gallagher
Gary Parr
Linda Parmenter
Patrick Baker
Les Joselyn
Zoe Mcaden
Sweta Rana
Alan Graham
Helen Wark
Andrew Greenwood
Sergio Iacobucci
Simon Brittain
James Huntrods
Cassie Fagelman
Robert Gallagher
Chris Jordan
Alana Honig
Ayvianna Snow
Michael Bass
Nicole Joselyn
Natalya Dorfman
David Anderson
Sam Murray
Laura
Emily
Katherine Rodriguez
Christian Morrall
Rupert Osborne
Lee simons
Sharon
Jeremy Lawrence
Ash Stewart
Michelle Flower
Sam Baron
MaxLTJ
Stephen Russell
Nic Matlage
Guy Adams
Danny Stack
Peter Baker
Alex McDonald-Smith
Sheryl A
Charles RB
Jonathan Gilbert
Rion
Marco Petrucco
Gary Ruddock
Andrew Lawston
Carrie Cohen
Leonora Barton
Matthew Renshaw
John Quirk
Michael Eckett
Cássia Colling
Leigh Harris
Gillian Hardy
Chris Silles
Dan Sefton
Roberto
Daniel Krieger
Paul Heather

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Success!

84 backers pledged £4,148 to help bring our new science fiction sitcom to life!

Here's our project update from the Kickstarter page:

Hi everyone! Just a quick message to say – we've made it! With just under 3 days to go, we've just hit our £4000 funding goal. Incredible. The generosity and enthusiasm of our backers has been genuinely unbelievable - there are not enough words to show our gratitude, but we'll be throwing as many of them as we can your way in the coming days! On behalf of myself, Ellen, Cliff, Rob, Emma & Adam - THANK YOU.
Tyler and Gary’s galactic expedition of thievery and swearing is GO. They’ll be proper chuffed with themselves.'
2 episodes of the show will be recording in late March, with a view to release the episodes commercially as soon as humanly possible. Kickstarter pledgers can expect all their rewards by the end of May 2017!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Kickstarter Campaign! The Future Boys: A New Science Fiction Audio Sitcom.

Today we launch our very first Kickstarter campaign to fund the live recording and digital release of 2 episodes of 'The Future Boys', a new science fiction audio sitcom.

VISIT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE! CLICK HERE.


THE SERIES

The goal of this Kickstarter project is to fund the recording of two 30-minute audio episodes in front of a live audience in a theatre in London, and to release these episodes online to our backers. Depending on how this goes, we hope to make the rest of the series one day - this is first step on what we hope will be a much longer adventure for the Future Boys…
Having spent two years apart and taken up new identities, Tyler and Gary are unwittingly brought back together by Rik Sheringham, a galaxy-renowned treasure hunter, celebrity and old school friend/enemy of Tyler's. Sheringham's deal is simple - Tyler and Gary must undergo a series of daring and dangerous heists on his behalf, or be handed over to the authorities and forced to face the death sentence that has been looming over their heads for years. Can Tyler and Gary re-unite and stay on the same page long enough to complete the job? Or are they doomed to fail? Either way, there seems to be more to the jobs than a simple robbery, and Sheringham's intentions may not be all they seem...
Obviously most people reading this won't have seen Tyler and Gary's theatre exploits - never fear! The audio series will be comprised of brand new stand-alone adventures, meaning you will not need to have seen their previous stories to enjoy the show.
For those of you who are already familiar with Tyler and Gary and have attended the live shows - thank you so much for your support, it really means the world to us, and we hope you'll continue to support this new project and help us get the Future Boys out there. It’s all-new material, so if you want to know what the guys have been up to since you last saw them - now’s your chance!

THE TEAM

We’re thrilled to have such a wonderful team of professionals at the ready – but we need your support to help us raise the funds required to make these episodes a reality.
Find us on twitter! - @BadBatUK

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Every person who backs this project will be able to download the first two episodes of the series. You will also have the opportunity to purchase rewards packages that include tickets to the live recording, signed posters, t-shirts and other cool stuff! Most of which features the artwork of renowned genre artist Chris Moore (www.chrismooreillustration.co.uk), who designed our fantastic poster.
For those of you interesting in attending the recording, we have 1 ticket and 2 ticket rewards available. The show will be recorded on a single evening, Thursday March 30th at 7.15pm at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End. Make sure you can attend that date and location before pledging for one of the ticket rewards – and remember that travel and accommodation are NOT included. If you can’t make it – never fear. There’s a long list of other goodies that we can send straight to your door, shipping worldwide. Please note, these tickets will NOT be on sale anywhere else, they're only available through this Kickstarter campaign.
We expect to deliver on ALL of our rewards no later than the end of May 2017, including the episodes themselves. If you have any questions or want to get in touch about your rewards of the show itself – just drop us an email and we’ll reply within 24 hours.

REVIEWS

Comedy is incredibly subjective – how on earth will you know if you’ll like the series? Well, you can find some clips of the live shows in our video below, but don’t just take our word for it that the show will be funny! Here's some selected praise from the plays - Dead Static (2012), Pilgrim Shadow (2013/4), and King Chaos (2015).

 
'Bad Bat have established themselves as seriously hot talent in sci-fi comedy and will surely continue to capitalise on that well-earned reputation.' - Views from the Gods, reviewing King Chaos (★★★★).
'The makings of a classic series.' – Snipe London, reviewing Dead Static.
'Writer, producer and director, Steve Jordan has created a wonderfully silly and comic sci-fi universe that, with all its nods and winks to other works, stands very much on its own two feet.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur, reviewing King Chaos.
'The entire hour of the play is joke after joke so there is very little pause between laughs... would make a great television show (Blackadder meets Dr Who) with its fun-filled adventures...' - A Younger Theatre, reviewing King Chaos.
'Any time spent with these characters is a joy.' - Views from the Gods, reviewing Pilgrim Shadow (★★★★).
'Exciting and hilarious science fiction…' - Remote Goat, reviewing Pilgrim Shadow (★★★★).
Splendidly thoughtful and hilarious…' - Forbidden Planet International, reviewing Dead Static.


The Future Boys poster! This image will feature on our t-shirts, mugs and of course our posters. 
The Future Boys poster! This image will feature on our t-shirts, mugs and of course our posters.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Film Wars

Bad Bat co-founder Steve Jordan is currently co-hosting a new entertainment podcast about films with Gareth Alexander (national UK newspaper film critic). Each week they pick a film to have an argument about. Occasionally, it is entertaining.

You can listen on the link below, but I'd suggest you download and subscribe on iTunes!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sell Outs

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to see our sketch show Super Global Mega Incorporated: Turbo at the Leicester Square Theatre last week - it was sell out!


Monday, 21 March 2016

Super Global Mega Incorporated: Turbo. Leicester Square Theatre, 2nd & 4th June 2016.

We're delighted to announce that Bad Bat's next show will be ‘Super Global Mega Incorporated: Turbo’ – a comedy sketch show from sketch group 'Global Mega Incorporated' following their eponymous sell-out debut in 2015. Featuring new material alongside the best sketches from their barnstorming debut, plus new exciting words in the show title – did you spot them? Go check, we'll wait for you...

The show runs at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday June 2nd and Saturday June 4th, 7pm. Tickets are £10.

BOOK NOW!

The eponymous company does a bit of everything, from investigating past lives to launching missions into outer space. Consider the show a grand tour of the world’s most ludicrous enterprise, with a host of insane, depressing and taxing characters, as well as many other adjectives stolen from the difficulty setting of the Lemmings computer game. Did you get that? No? You suck.

Think the traditions of Monty Python, Fry & Laurie and The League of Gentlemen, mixed in a lunch box with some bats and the worst job you’ve ever had – but mostly just the lunch box.

Reviews from Global Mega Incorporated's sell out debut in 2015.

★★★★ '... absurdist humour that would have done the Monty Python team proud... not only was it funny, it was thought-provoking.' - Female Arts.

★★★★ - 'Jordan's writing is carefully thought out, with the characters growing on you the more you spend time with them, so he does indeed manage to tick the truly funny box... confidence and high-energy... You can tell they're all having a lot of a fun together in this show, and it seeps out into the performance... a relatable parody of big business which promises a good time.' - Views from the Gods.

Written by Steve Jordan & Adam Joselyn. Additional material by Ellen Gallagher, Emma Stirling & Robert Dearn.
Starring Adam Joselyn, Emma Stirling, Robert Dearn, Ellen Gallager and Steve Jordan.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Reviews

Selected praise for The Ghost Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. The show ran at the Tristan Bates Theatre in March 2016 to sold out audiences.
'A terrific night out, creating a beautiful fusion of the finest form of horror literature with fabulously dynamic performances to bring a delicate mix of nuance, horror, metaphor and dark humour to life...' - James Bacon, Forbidden Planet International.

★★★★ - 'The cast shows considerable versatility in adapting to their various scenarios... while this variety show is wickedly funny and mostly campish in tone, there are also some genuine frights as the coups de théâtre.' - Anton Bitel, The Horror Show.

'A quietly creepy, witty tour of modernday horror with an authentically 19th century ring...' - Remote Goat.