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.

We are a multi-award winning society, most recently becoming the NODA district award winners for Best Programme; Best Poster; Best Performance in a Pantomime – Richard Hickman and the It’s Behind You Award for Best Pantomime.

Meet the Team

Committee members

David Bowditch
President Emeritus

Lisa Bennett

Jonathan Haynes
Vice Chair

Mike Smith

Jake Shurey

Richard Plumtree

AJ Jardine
Publicity Co-ordinator

Steve Adderley

Richard Hickman

Charlotte Coltman

Brian Stubbington

Benjamin Edell

Claire Stubbington


Alan S. Marchal
Web Designer