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The Edinburgh University Theatre Company kicks off the academic year with a week of shows and workshops!
About to celebrate their 35th year in their home, Bedlam Theatre, the Edinburgh University Theatre Company have established themselves as the largest, most vibrant and varied theatre society in Edinburgh. Proud to be the oldest entirely student run theatre in the United Kingdom, The EUTC produce over 40 shows a year; celebrating new writing, new works, old favourites and everything in-between. Always different and always funny, The EUTC are also hosts to Fringe festival favourites -The Improverts. The EUTC help their members develop skills in all areas of theatre as well having a great, welcoming social scene. , new works, old favourites and everything in-between. Always different and always funny, The EUTC are also hosts to Fringe festival favourites -The Improverts. The EUTC help their members develop skills in all areas of theatre as well having a great, welcoming social scene.
We have a programme of exciting events going on at our fantastic Bedlam Theatre, showcasing performances from current members, introductory events for new freshers’ and providing refreshments and a chance for people to see what we’re all about. Want to get involved? We’d love to have you.
Open from 12.30pm to Midnight - Brilliant Productions, New writing, Free workshops, Cafe/Bar
For more information: www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk Box Office: 0131 629 0430 (midday - midnight during Freshers Week)
In Association with PhotoSoc
Monday 08 September
It's a play, honest.
Monday 08 September
It’s a dark time for Bedlam theatre: political corruption has lead to troupe apathy, the enemies of the theatre are becoming ever more active and thuggish mercenaries are employed to corral the masses into performing the ruling classes’ whims. A vile act of deception by none other than the president herself is the last straw for many; but then something levels the playing field. The world is turned on its side, and the lowest and the highest meet somewhere in the middle. Suddenly everyone is on equal footing, and we all have to learn to like one another.
Original writing from EUTC member Rory Kelly, for one performance only.
Tickets available: www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk Box Office: 0131 629 0430 (midday - midnight during Freshers Week)
Monday 8th of September, 1pm Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Pl.
Part of Freshers Week 2014 season.
Sketch comedy, fresh from the Fringe
Monday 08 September
Edinburgh University’s resident comedy addicts combine forces with the fruitiest sketch trio in Western Europe to bring you the very best of their Fringe sketch comedy shows.
“The comic talent of the future, 4 Stars” - The Skinny
“Disgustingly funny, 5 Stars” - Inferior Design
Tuesday 09 September - Friday 12 September
Mad Captain Hagberd has been waiting for his son to come home for years. Harry is away at sea and the Captain believes that it will only be one day more before he returns. He fashioned a home for Harry and even found him a wife, Bessie, who lives next door with her blind father. Although Bessie knows the Captain is crazy, she is tired of her lifestyle and cannot help but hope that perhaps Harry might indeed return and give a her way out. Could her hope somehow become a reality?
Find out about the Company and see some brilliant Monologues!
Tuesday 09 September
The Edinburgh University Theatre Company have two exciting events on Tuesday 9th September during Freshers’ Week 2014:
Shakespeare Company Workshop - 5.30pm (Free, 1hr) Come along and discover how you can get involved in one of Edinburgh University’s newest and most exciting theatre societies. Whether you’re acquainted with the bard or not, join in and have a blast. Learn about the company and what it offers the student theatre scene in Edinburgh, chat to committee members and have some fun exploring Shakespeare’s works. Everyone is invited, from novices to experts!
Shakespeare’s Monologues Show - 7pm (£3/2.50 for Members, 1hr) Allow some of Edinburgh University’s resident acting talent to regale you with some of the Bard’s most interesting monologues. From the famed to the obscure, the tragic to the hilarious, there’s bound to be something for everyone!
Always Different, Always Funny
Wednesday 10 September - Friday 12 September
The Improverts are a long-running improvisational comedy troupe, put on yearly by the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, who primarily perform at Bedlam Theatre.
They perform every Friday night at 10.30pm during Edinburgh University’s term time, and will be putting on two entertaining shows for freshers during Freshers’ Week!
Various improvisation games based on audience suggestions give rise to a hilarious and unique show every time. They also perform yearly at the Edinburgh Fringe and are notable for being, at 26 years, the Edinburgh Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy show.
Short pieces of original writing by members of the EUTC
Wednesday 10 September
Candlewasters: a collection of short, new writing from the frenzied minds of the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Before they were famous, they did student theatre. Before they did student theatre, they did Candlewasters. Witness something truly original (and probably about death). You never know - next time it could be you. Come and waste some candles with us.
Sketch comedy on the high seas.
Friday 12 September
CHUTNEY EXHIBITION return with their acclaimed comic play. It’s the fatalistic Rabelaisian extravaganza every Freshers’ Week needs.
Set on the high seas, expect song! Dance! Adventure! A hilarious sense of foreboding!
‘Too soon’ - Edinburgh Digest