Week 9 - Lysistratra, halfBaked, 35mm Auditions, Bedfest Sign-ups, Welfare Team

Monday 13 November 2023 at 12:01 by Luca Stier


This week’s newsletter contains tickets to our week 9 show, Lysistrata, as well as tickets to the halfBaked show, and our weekly Imps show!

We also have audition opportunities for our Semester 2 BFOP, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. Additionally if you are looking to take part in Bedfest next semester, we have signups for shows and workshops!

Towards the end of this newsletter we also have a section about our welfare team and the support in place within Bedlam, should you need it at any point throughout the year.

Freya and Emily (EUTC Presidents)


16th-17th November, 19:30

A comedy originally by Aristophanes, translated from the Ancient Greek by the director, Lysistrata is a play about a group of women who, sick of the war going on around them, try to end it by going on a sex strike. Since their husbands haven’t figured out a solution, the women of Greece - led by the titular Lysistrata - have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Tickets: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/lysistrata-2023


16th November, 22:30

There’s a mystery afoot, and Sherlock Holmes is determined to find the truth. However, all is not as it seems; jewels and geese alike go missing, criminals change their ways, and tensions boil over. ‘Tis the season, so join us for a halfBaked christmas!

In true halfBaked style, not all performers will be off book, and there will be (fully) baked goods provided with every ticket, so BYOB, and get ready for a reasonably good time!

Tickets: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/hb-carbuncle


Edinburgh’s longest running improv troupe are back for another year! After selling out over the 2023 Fringe, the Imps cannot wait to get back to term-time fun onstage. Join them every Friday for an hour of short form improv, based entirely on audience suggestions. New players and new games mean that shows are always different, always funny!

We can’t wait for you to come and have a laugh with The Improverts and celebrate another year of critically acclaimed improv!

Tickets: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/imps2324


One photo, one story, one song - 35MM explores a range of twistedly optimistic stories through an exhilarating pop-rock score. We are looking for group of talented musical theatre actors to perform in this exciting song-cycle.

Audition pack link can be found here.

The deadline for submitting auditions is the 14th November at 6pm.

Any questions feel free to reach out to Amy Stinton or Freya Game on Facebook!


Proposals for Bedlam Festival (Bedfest) 2024 are now open! Take part and put on your theatre, dance, music, comedy or other kind of performance, or organise a workshop or social. We would love to have you take part in this celebration of performance, and we are explicitly also looking for submissions from people who have not been involved in the Edinburgh University student theatre community yet.

If you have any questions or just want to chat about your idea, feel free to message Mick Zijdel or Freya Game, or email [email protected]

Applications close on 22 November if you want to audition in early December, or 3 December for other shows, so get your applications in!

Application Form: https://forms.office.com/e/zSx4hxsb0s


Alongside our Committee Welfare Reps, we’d like to welcome Alexander Németh, our new Company Welfare Rep.

Here’s a refresher of who you can contact if you run into any Bedlam-related welfare issues:

Emily Richards: Co-President/Welfare Rep

Freya Game: Co-President/Welfare Rep

Chloe Lannert: Committee Welfare Rep

Holly Spragg: Committee Welfare Rep

Alexander Németh: Company Welfare Rep

Show-specific welfare reps: check your proposal or ask your producer if you’re not sure who that is!

How to reach us:

You can contact any of us via Facebook Messenger or email us at [email protected]

What we can help with:

  • Disagreements about show-related issues

  • Safety and well-being concerns on shows

  • Scheduling conflicts you’re not sure how to handle

  • Pretty much anything else related to a Bedlam show or the society itself!

Other welfare resources to keep on hand:

For mental health concerns or non-theatre related issues, please reach out to the Edinburgh Student Wellbeing service or make an appointment with Edinburgh’s Student Counselling Service.


Every Sunday 12:00 to 14:00 we do Maintenance where we tidy up the building and make some small building improvements. Everyone is welcome to help, we provide you with snacks and a good playlist.

If you have worked on a show you need to come to maintenance to tidy up after your show. If you do not, you will go into Maintenance Debt. You can clear this by coming to another Maintenance Session or talking to Lewis Eggeling (Theatre Manager). Similarly you will need to staff a show (or two if you did a mainterm) in exchange for other members staffing your show. You can sign up at https://www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/admin/staffings

If you have any questions please contact Luca Stier at [email protected]


Before Maintenance we have Duty Management (DM) training from 11:30 to 12:00. During this time, we will teach you how to run the building during a show, open and lock up the building, and what to do in case of a fire. Theatre always needs to be at least one DM trained person present when the building is in use, so being DM trained is very helpful for Production Team members!


Apart from this newsletter, we are on a lot of other social media. Find and follow us using the links below to stay even more up-to-date!

Bedlam Website - Instagram - Facebook Group - Mailing List - EUSA Website (to buy membership)

Facebook Groups: Bedlam Techies and Backstage! - Bedlam Directors - Bedlam Writers - Costumers at Bedlam and Beyond

Last updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023 at 12:07