This week’s newsletter contains tickets to our week 10 shows, Monologue/Duologue and our Freshers Slots: Di Viv and Rose, Bees in my Head, and Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. We also have tickets to our weekly Improverts show!
Also, the signup form for Bedfest is still open. So if you’re interested in hosting a performance or workshop during the week, please fill out the form.
Freya and Emily (EUTC Presidents)
20th November, 19:30
The Edinburgh University Theatre Company presents ‘Monologue/Duologue’ in association with the EU Shakespeare Company! For one night only, Bedlam Theatre stages a unique showcase of eight student-written monologues and duologues
22nd November, 19:30
Di Viv and Rose is a comedy that follows the lives of three friends from their university days during the early 1980s, through to their adulthood. It’s a play about female friendship, as we watch them through their many successes and hardships.
Comprised of fast-paced and witty vignettes, the play explores themes of connection and communication, making it a raw but very real play.
Described as an ‘endearing, warm-hearted piece that is surprising, smartly funny and full of female banter and which reflects perceptively on what friendship really means and how it can be splintered and mended
23rd November, 19:30
‘Bees in My Head’ is an original play about the internal struggle of growing up and going through school with undiagnosed ADHD presented through the lens of a young student, Alex.
24th November, 19:30
A darkly funny play, not for the faint of heart, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore guides us through a classic mythology with a new lens. What would you do if your neighbour fucked his mother? What if the whole street knew, from the graffiti smothered on the garage next door? When the residents of sleepy Australian suburbia hear the news, we’re led on a tale of desperation, attention, and reputation. A viscerally demanding and delightfully devious piece, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here is sure to keep the whole town talking.
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!
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!
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]
After 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!
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Last updated: Monday 20 November 2023 at 11:17