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The Bay Theatre Players presents

The Bay Theatre Players next major production, Compass, directed by Lyn Sterling, opens to audiences on Friday 24 June for an eight-show season. This production introduces us to a cast of 10 talented young actors, several of whom are first time actors on the stage.

The young cast, ranging in age from 12 to 15, are excited to bring Jessica Bellamy’s play to audiences on the Playhouse Stage in Batemans Bay, and have fully embraced the world of the play and the characters they are playing. The Bay Theatre Players also welcome first-time actor, Chris Blewitt, who is the only adult in the show and plays Mr Finchley, the school teacher. Assistant director of Compass, Michaela Burtenshaw, welcomes Chris to the stage, saying “He has been so willing to learn and have fun, it’s been such a delight watching his character grow. I love watching people of all ages realise the magic of the theatre”.

Chris Blewitt as Mr Finchley

Compass, by Jessica Bellamy, explores themes of social status and injustice and challenges the young characters to consider how their decisions are guided by their moral compass. It does this in the setting of a school camp, following a group of school students who are left to fend for themselves after their school teacher goes missing.

The Bay Theatre Players production of Compass by Jessica Bellamy, will be onstage Friday 24 June to Sunday 3 July. Matinee and evening performances are available. There will be a short Q&A after each of the 4 matinee performances which will provide a great opportunity to get to know the cast. Tickets are on sale now at

Play Explorations

The Bay Theatre Players will be holding their next play exploration on Tuesday 14 June at 7pm, at the Theatre. This month, the players are excited to explore “Mamma Mia”.

A potential contender for a production in 2023, the players welcome everyone along to check out the script and learn more about this fun story about love, friendship and fun in the sun.

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