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Monday 21 January - Saturday 26 January 2019


Bedlam Theatre






Welcome to Bedlam Festival 2019!

Between the 21st and 26th of January Bedlam will come alive with a huge variety of shows, workshops and one-off events.

There’s up to three shows happening every single evening; from monologues to original writing to improvised comedy we’ve got something for everyone. Check out the brilliant daytime workshops and make sure you come along to the finale: our big pub quiz on Saturday evening.

Come on down to Bedlam, strap in and enjoy the ride!

Tickets available here!

For more information, check out our Facebook event here.

Monday, January 21, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM // Workshop - Let’s Get Physical!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Barry: A Work in Progress

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM // Mother

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM // How The Other Half Love

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Our Culture

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM // EUSC Shakespeare Monologue Show

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM // Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM // Workshop - Transgender and the Theatre

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // How The Pope Stole Christmas

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Flock

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM // Paper Bullets

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM // The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley

Friday, January 25, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM // Workshop - BAME at Bedlam

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Going Slightly Mad

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM // Chagos 1971

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM // The Improverts

Saturday, January 26, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Project X

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM // In Five Minutes

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM // Pub Quiz

Cast and Crew

Laura Hounsell
Lucy Davidson
Creative / Business
Aspen Pattinson
Creative / Front of House
Callum Pope
Creative / Marketing
Camilla Makhmudi
Creative / Marketing
Patrick Beddow
Creative / Programme
Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller
Creative / Tech
Joseph Parkin
Creative / Ticketing
Luke Morley
Creative / Workshops
Georgiana Olivia Day
Andra Gavin


Monday 21 January 2019


A Bedfest 2019 Show

A Bedfest 2019 Show


Eleanor is a veteran who cannot conceive. Celia is her surrogate. Their world of order is turned upside down. In this...

How the Other Half Love

As a blimp powered by true love falls from the sky, its passengers must tell their most romantic tales to reboot the ...

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Our Culture

Our Culture’ is a celebration of South Asian culture for all different angles; through music, poetry readings, excerp...

EUSC Monologue Show

The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company showcases some of its finest acting talent with a second monologue show....

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Again.

From award - winning playwright Alice Birch, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. responds to the idea that ‘well behaved ...

Wednesday 23 January 2019

How the Pope Stole Christmas

Caroling, Christmas trees, orgies, druids, drinking to excess and a royal smackdown. Believe it or not, a typical Chr...

Thursday 24 January 2019


Flock is a brand new puppet show full of interesting and amusing characters. It features several short stories and pu...

Paper Bullets

Two Russian journalists. One a pacifist, one a war veteran. Two assassinations. One real, one fake. October 2006. Ann...

The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley

After the horrifying realisation that Longstanton’s river renders their bowling alley obsolete, Sally and Ali decided...

Friday 25 January 2019

Chagos 1971

The Thick of It meets imperial history. And, believe it or not, a true story. You won’t believe your eyes. In a Parli...

Going Slightly Mad

Five strangers with nothing in common, except bedfest

Five strangers with nothing in common, except bedfest

Saturday 26 January 2019

Project X

Project X presents a collection of short plays written by our members when they were children. It promises hilarious ...

In Five Minutes

Inspired by London new-writing nights that resulted in BBC3’s ‘Fleabag’ and numerous other contemporary plays, In Fiv...


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