What is BACCES?

Providing entertainment since 1971

BACCES is a non-profit charitable organisation which was originally set up in 1970 by two British European Airways (BEA) stewards who wrote a comedy review and staged it at York House in March 1971, Twickenham, UK for two nights. It was so popular that it ran for a further three sell out nights at Chiswick Town Hall. Since that time the company have been producing reviews and, more recently, and to great acclaim, pantomimes in aid of national and local charities. The company writes, directs and produces the whole show with very little help from outside sources.

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Are you or were you British Airways cabin crew? Can you sing, act, or dance? Do you have experience of the stage, or have you ever wondered what it might be like to tread the boards? Then, this might be your opportunity to shine!

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The latest from our world

Nearly time for Robin Hood to take off - Introducing your cast of BACCES 2017

This year's BACCES production is shaping up nicely as the pace gathers with only a few weeks of rehearsals remaining until the first "Act one beginners!"

This cabin crew team, made up of colleagues from Single Fleet Gatwick and LHR's Worldwide, Mixed Fleet and Eurofleet, is hard at work learning lines, dance moves and songs both on and off the aircraft at home and abroad!

Have you booked your tickets yet? Don't miss your chance to be part of the BACCES phenomenon.

A fun-filled evening of good old panto' entertainment for all the family is guaranteed. Oh yes it is! Book your tickets now here or via The Beck theatre box office on 020 8561 8371. Come along and support our award-winning entertainment society.


Joan Hickman, mother of one of BACCES' founding members Richard, was joined by family, friends and members of BACCES at her Teddington home on Saturday, 10th December, to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Receiving a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen was one of the many highlights of the day. Joan has seen every BACCES production since its conception back in 1970 and has been an avid supporter of the society's great work.

Joan was clearly delighted to see so many familiar faces on her very special day. Even the Mayor of Richmond, David Linnette, joined the gathering to mark the occasion.

Everyone at BACCES would like to wish Joan a VERY Happy 100th Birthday.
(Photographs care of Dee Bull)


BACCES is delighted to announce that it has chosen seven charities to benefit from its 2017 production, "Robin Hood":

4Louis (www.4louis.co.uk)
The Cinnamon Trust (www.cinnamon.org.uk)
Histio UK (www.histiouk.org)
Marie Curie (www.mariecurie.org.uk)
Scoliosis Association UK and British Scoliosis Research Foundation (www.sauk.org.uk)
Step by Step (www.stepbystep.org.uk)
Search Dogs Buckinghamshire (www.searchdogsbucks.org.uk)

Representatives from each will be invited to a preview of the show in late November. In addition, a donation from the proceeds of the production will be made to each charity.


By popular demand

The Beck Theatre

The Beck Theatre is a 600-seat theatre in Hayes, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The Beck is very much a community theatre, offering one-night concerts, drama, comedy, dance, musicals, children's shows, films, opera, pantomime, and a renowned children's summer project.