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Batboy The Musical

5th Jan - 31st January 2015

Company Stage Manager

Production Dates: 

5th Jan - 31st January 2015

Production Venue:

Southwark Playhouse

Production Role:

Company Stage Manager


Paul Taylor Mills & Morphic Graffiti


Luke Fredricks


Joey McKneely


Mark Crossland

Musical Director:

Mark Crossland


Stewart Charlesworth

Lighting Designer:

Cat Webb

Sound Designer:

Mike Thacker

Batboy The Musical

A strange bat-child is discovered in a dank cave in deepest, darkest West Virginia. For the small community of Hope Falls, the discovery threatens to shake its moral core and the residents turn to the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, in the hope that he will know what to do with the strange creature.

Taken under the wing of Dr Parker’s wife, the boy is taught to live in the ways of the world and adjusts to life in this seemingly normal American family. However, ‘normal’ is merely the cycle on Mrs Parker’s washing machine. Secrets, lies and a mysterious case of dead cows leave our Bat Boy at the mercy of his God-fearing community and the shocking truth that reveals the hidden beast in all of us. Pretty deep stuff for a story about a kid with big ears and the ability to hear high frequencies!

A quirky story with a serious bite, Bat Boy is a delicious twist on the modern day musical comedy. The story was inspired by an article run by the American tabloid The Weekly World News; a paper of fabricated stories that many unsuspecting readers believe to be real (a bit like the British tabloids – without the boobs!)The creation of Bat Boy became an overnight sensation and made him a pop-culture icon alongside the likes of Madonna, Elvis and the Chuckle Brothers!

Bat Boy: The Musical won New York’s Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Off-Broadway Musical in 2001. It received its UK premiere in 2004 at West Yorkshire Playhouse prior to a West End run at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Bat Boy: The Musical has a story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and arrangements and orchestrations by Laurence O'Keefe and Alex Lacamoire. 
It is directed by Luke Fredericks with choreography by Joey McKneely, set and costume design by Stewart Charlesworth and casting by Will Burton CDG. 

It is produced by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd. by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger.

Mountain Lake
Beach Huts
Ferris Wheel
Palm Trees
City Cycle
Misty Slopes
Fire Wood

Cast & Creatives


BatBoy: Rob Compton                                                

Meredith Parker: Lauren Ward                               

Dr. Parker: Matthew White                                                         

Shelley Parker: Georgina Hagen                              

Sheriff: Russell Wilcox                                                

Bud/ Daisy/ Mother Nature: Nolan Frederick     

Roy/Mrs/ Taylor/Reverend Hightower: Simon Bailey    

Rick/ Ned : Andy Rees                                                 

Ruthie/ Lorraine: Pepper Harrison                        

Ron/ Maggie: Lindsay Scigliano  


Director: Luke Fredricks for Morphic Graffiti

Musical Director/Conductor: Mark Crossland

Designer: Stewart Charlesworth for Morphic Graffiti

Lighting Designer: Cat Webb

Sound Designer: Mike Thacker

Video Designer: Benjamin Walden 

Choreographer: Joey McKneely

Production Manager: Andreas Ayling

Company Stage Manager: Christopher Silvester

Deputy Stage Manager: Kelsi Lewis

Assistant Stage Manager: James Prendergast

Assistant Director: James Hume 

Assistant Choreographer: Joel Montague

Sound Operator: Leo Humphrey

Associate Producer: Kylie Vilcins

Associate Musical Director: Patrick Hurley

Associate Director: James Hume

Set Builders: Showtime LTD

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