Week 9 - A Taste of Honey, half-Baked Signups, AGM Results, The Improverts

Monday 18 March 2024 at 19:10 by Luca Stier


This week’s newsletter contains tickets to our week 9 show, A Taste of Honey, and our weekly Imps show, as well as signups to act in our next Halfbaked show!

We also have the results from our AGM where we voted for our new committee, elected positions, and Fringe shows!

Freya and Emily (EUTC Presidents)


20th - 22nd March, 19:30

“My usual self is a very unusual self, Geoffrey Ingram, and don’t you forget it!”

Manchester, 1958. The leaden Irwell flows through Salford as children play make believe in bomb sites. Makeshift families come together and fall apart, exploring new ways of living and loving in the rubble.

A Taste of Honey shows us how we can work to find authentic ways to love. We witness Jo, a pregnant teenager abandoned by her mother, imagine a world outside societal pressures, where her and her best friend Geof feel they can truly be themselves. A dark comedy, Delaney doesn’t shy away from spotlighting the work required to bring these spaces to life, and even if it does all come crashing down, we are left with a taste of the joy, however brief, they can bring.

Written when she was 19, Shelagh Delaney’s story is a gem of postwar British theatre. She also inspired the Smiths! Join us in celebrating her legacy - and see its relevance 65 years on.

Tickets: https://www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/tasteofhoney2024


Sign-ups are now OPEN for our week 10 show, Lanval’s Lay!

Lanval’s Lay is a tale of love, longing, and the invention of the tandem bike at King Arthur’s court.Alas, this is halfBaked’s last show of the semester (sad, I know!), and also YOUR last chance to get involved this year. So, we will be prioritising applications from first-time halfBakers, to make sure as many people get a chance to experience the sheer joy, giggles, and theatrical brilliance that is a halfBaked production.

Don’t be discouraged if you’re a halfBaked loyalist though, all are welcome to sign-up.No experience necessary!

CAST: https://forms.office.com/e/AppdDARUTC

CREW: https://forms.office.com/e/nDZTvV132Z


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


New Committee

President - India Hunter and Em Leites McPherson

Secretary - Veronica Yung

Business Manager - Luke Hardwick

Theatre Manager - Atalanta Lewis and Fiona Connor

Set Manager - Freya White and Azalea Drace

Wardrobe Manager - Nhi Tran and Lisa Kislova

Marketing Manager - Jack Greengross

Productions Manager - Meri Suonenlahti

Front of House Manager - Moses Brzeski-Reilly and Alice Sikora

Social Events Manager - Unfilled

Elected Positions

Archivist - Alba McGowan

Librarian - Yanni Chan

IT Convenor - Lewis Eggeling

Facilities Coordinator - Lucie Benninghaus

Non-Binary Representative - Sarah Moreman

Women’s Representative - Ruth Maley

EUTC Fringe Shows

Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore


The Improverts

If you would like to read the minutes or see the full voting data, they are available here.


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 14:00 to 14:30. 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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