Em Leites McPherson

Wouldn’t know what having a niche feels like.

Librarian 2022-23, 23-24
Archivist 2023-24
Co-President 2024-25

In addition to Bedlam projects, I was one of the stage and set managers for Paradok’s play Ondine in March 2022.
I also work with a non-student amateur company, Strawmoddie. We do Terry Pratchett plays and other fun stuff (they’re a great company, check them out).

I am one of the army of EUSA Ents crew, so if you need deets on a EUSA venue I can probably provide.

I enjoy reading new writing! If you want anything read over for a general grammar edit, vibes check, or just AGH HELP, shoot me an email or a message and I’ll read your stuff :))

Projects

"Songs from the Bedlam" by Mick Zijdel

Friday 15 October - Sunday 17 October 2021

Bedlam’s back, with music!

Position: Set Assistant

"Freshers Play 2021: The Plays That Never Were" by The Freshers

Saturday 23 October 2021

Please purchase tickets in advance, they will be £1 more expensive on the door! Bedlam’s back, but it wasn’t an easy...

Position: Group 2 Child (Director / Co-Writer / Official Panicker)

"Escape the Bedlam" by Phoebe Kellogg

Wednesday 10 November - Friday 12 November 2021

Bedlam Theatre is now the site of two terrible tragedies. Come join us and test your skills by solving puzzles, conun...

Position: Co-Stage Manager

"Festival of New Theatre in Scotland (FoNTS) " by Various

Monday 14 March - Wednesday 16 March 2022

A new festival celebrating new theatre from our Community

Position: Co-Marketing Manager/Archivist

"The Silver thread: Stories from the North Sea" by Ailsa Dixon

Thursday 06 October 2022

Ailsa Dixon weaves the personal, fantastical, and historical into a tapestry of tales that explores the mythologies a...

Position: Stage Manager

halfBaked 2022/2023

Monday 10 October 2022 - Thursday 30 March 2023

halfBaked is an EUTC series of shows with the single aim of just enjoying acting. We don’t do auditions we just take ...

Position: Person who came up with the name

"Spiderman: Into the Pantoverse" by Em Leites McPherson & Lewis Eggeling

Wednesday 30 November - Saturday 03 December 2022

With great panto comes great responsibility.

Position: Co-Director / Writer

"The Nativity! (2022)" by Liz Dooley, Jude Rogers, Rorke Wilson, Alexander Morzeria-Davis, Jane Simmons

Friday 16 December 2022

As the first great Nativity proposal reads: “Why don’t we do a school nativity in Bedlam” “Yes, why don’t we?” “No wa...

Position: Tinsel Inspector (Actor)

"Bedfest 2023" by the EUTC

Monday 23 January - Saturday 28 January 2023

The annual celebration of Bedlam. Open all week midday to midnight

Position: Welfare Contact

Midlands in Midlothian 2023

Friday 17 February - Sunday 19 February 2023

Nottingham New Theatre visit and perform a show!

Position: Programming

"Translations" by Brian Friel

Wednesday 01 March - Saturday 04 March 2023

Even if I did speak Irish, I’d always be considered an outsider here, wouldn’t I?

Position: Lighting Assistant / Set Assistant

"A Halfbaked Heist" by Em Leites McPherson

Friday 10 March 2023

A silly play about baking. Tickets come with cake!

Position: Writer

"Candlewasters March Showcase" by Candlewasters

Friday 24 March 2023

March 24th marks the final Candlewasters showcase of the year! We are ending everyone’s hard work this year with a no...

Position: Director

"The Tempest " by William Shakespeare

Tuesday 28 March - Saturday 01 April 2023

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

Position: Actor (Gonzalo)

Bedlam Fringe 2023

Wednesday 02 August - Sunday 27 August 2023

We are very excited to be opening the big red doors again for the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Our programme is no...

Position: Deputy Venue Manager

"The Booth" by Otis Kelly

Wednesday 02 August - Sunday 13 August 2023

Step into the sound studio and witness the mysterious world of radio theatre in this comedy/thriller. Our story cent...

Position: Tech Manager

"Welcome Week 2023" by The EUTC

Monday 11 September - Sunday 17 September 2023

Find all information about workshops, socials, and shows taking place this Welcome Week (as well as throughout the ye...

Position: Archivist

halfBaked 2023/2024

Tuesday 17 October 2023 - Thursday 28 March 2024

halfBaked returns for its second year of goofiness, hijinks, low-stakes theatre, and fully baked goods!

Position: Assistant to Mx. Niven

"Guards! Guards!" by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs

Wednesday 25 October - Saturday 28 October 2023

‘He made a big speech about how he was going to kill the dragon, overthrow the usurpers and right all wrongs. Everyon...

Position: Director

"halfBled: DRACULA" by Bram Stoker

Thursday 02 November 2023

A halfBaked Halloween

Position: Actor (Renfield/Ivan/Ship Captain)

"Slash" by Huw Turnbull

Thursday 02 November - Friday 03 November 2023

Slash is a stylised pressure cooker black comedy that draws upon the tropes of dark academia, murder mysteries, horro...

Position: Set Designer

"Monty Panto and the 12-ish Labours" by Miki Ivan & Fiona Connor

Wednesday 29 November - Saturday 02 December 2023

In the beginning was the game, the game was with God, and the game *was* God.

Position: Welfare

"Sherlock Holmes: Choose Your Own halfVenture" by Leon Niven

Friday 26 January 2024

A halfBaked Improv

Position: Actor (Billy Whiggins)

"Pride & Prejudice" by Em Leites McPherson & Eloise Reading

Friday 09 February 2024

A halfBaked Valentine's

Position: Writer

"A Taste of Honey" by Shelagh Delaney

Wednesday 20 March - Friday 22 March 2024

“My usual self is a very unusual self, Geoffrey Ingram, and don’t you forget it!” Manchester, 1958. The leaden Irwel...

Position: Producer / Set Assistant

"M.A.D: Mutually Assured Destruction" by William Oliveira

Wednesday 27 March - Saturday 30 March 2024

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Brian De Gousch, and I warmly welcome you all to the world premiere of my live-actio...

Position: Set Designer

"Sherlock Holmes and the Bohemian Scandal (StuFF)" by Dave Bumnote

Tuesday 11 June 2024

A halfBaked production, in Nottingham!

Position: Stage Manager