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.


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.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Cast

'We are delighted to announce the cast of The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, which will run at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 7th to the 19th of March. 

Our hostess is the legendary Jenny Runacre … who has worked with Cassavetes, Pasolini, Antonioni, Ridley Scott, Freddie Francis, Tony Richardson, Derek Jarman and now Sean Hogan.  

Our Monsters are … Claire Louise Amias as the Vampire, Jamie Birkett as the Broken Doll, Billy Clarke as the Frankenstein Monster, Jonathan Rigby as the Devil and James Swanton as the Ghost, with Grace Ker as the Ticket Inspector.  

The play is written by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Gallagher, Sean Hogan, Kim Newman, Lynda E. Rucker, Robert Shearman and Lisa Tuttle.  It’s a Bad Bat Production, produced by Ellen Gallagher and Steve Jordan.  Book your tickets here.' - Kim Newman

Words and images from

Pictured from left to right: Kim Newman (co-writer), Jamie Birkett, James Swanton, Grace Ker, Billy Clarke, Sean Hogan (director), Claire Louise Amias, Jonathan Rigby, Jenny Runacre.