Behind the Scenes

Discover the team behind BACCES

What is BACCES?

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. The national press heard of this venture and prompted "Jak" of the Evening Standard to publish a cartoon lampooning the efforts of BA cabin crew. 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.

In 2008 BACCES won the Flame Award for Inspirational Excellence in Theatre from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for their 2007 production of Cinderella.

In 2012 and 2013, BACCES not only won The S. Leslie Cowham Trophy for Programme Design (Souvenir Class) in the London Region, it also won the National Award. Congratulations Carole Jarratt and Lucinda Bowditch (Programme designers)!

In 2014, the nominations kept on coming: The S. Leslie Cowham Trophy - Programme Design (Souvenir Class) The Shelly Lemesh Award - The Unsung Hero The Louise English Trophy - Contributions Made by a Young Person The Sheila Rawlings Lifetime Achievement Award The 'It's Behind You' award - Best Pantomime The Kathleen Oyler Trophy - Chorus Work

Of the six nominations, BACCES walked away with three trophies for: Best Programme Design (Souvenir Class)(Lucinda Bowditch); the Unsung Hero (Brian Stubbington); and, perhaps most excitingly of all, Best Pantomime.

Meet the Team

Committee members

David Bowditch
President Emeritus

Lisa Bennett

Jonathan Haynes
Vice Chair

Mike Smith

Jake Shurey

Jason Hopkins
Charities Liaison

AJ Jardine
Publicity Co-ordinator

Steve Adderley

Richard Hickman

Charlotte Coltman

Sarah Koutandos

Brian Stubbington

Benjamin Edell

Claire Stubbington

Production Team


Sarah Koutandos

Lisa Bennett
Script Writer/Assistant Director

Bobbi Field
Musical Director

Stephane Scotto Di Perrotolo
Assistant Musical Director

Charlotte Coltman
Choreography Lead

Benjamin Edell


Brian Stubbington
Production Manager

Jake Shurey
Assistant Production Manager

Claire Stubbington
Deputy Stage Manager

AJ Jardine
Rehearsal Manager

Jonathan Haynes
Lighting Designer

Roger Knight
Sound Designer

Steven Warner
Head of Wardrobe

Emily Plumtree
Props Supervisor


Alan S. Marchal
Web Designer