New writing is one of the cornerstones of our company. We seek to encourage new writing from our members and promote its performance on the stage. Our annual pantomime is always new writing and our show line-up will typically feature a balance of new writing and other productions.
The Bedlam Festival in January and Fresher’s Week often see many performances from first time writers. In many years there has been a 24 Hour Play at the Bedlam Festival, where anyone can sign up to write at the start with no experience required. Details of any special writing events will also be announced on our website and through our weekly company email.
EUTC Candlewasters is a regular event, featuring a collection of short plays no longer than 20 minutes, performed by a repertoire auditioned at the beginning of term. There are usually three performances per year, with script submissions taking place a month or two before them. For more information, check out their Facebook page
Formely known as Writer’s Guild, the Candlewasters team runs the EUTC Candlewicks! If you would like a second opinion on your script, email it to Candlewicks: a feedback service run by fellow writers who provide constructive comments to help improve your writing. Feedback on your script takes roughly 4 days. Just send in your script to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New writing can comfortably fill any show slot offered by Bedlam. Some recent pieces of new writing that have been performed at Bedlam:
Not Alone a collection of plays written by Dyan RB, Sophie Sood, Cara McKeown and Stephen Joseph Parkin, April 2018
Going Slightly Mad by Michael Hajiantonis, October 2018.
A Pantomime of Unfortunate Events by James Strahan and Ewan McAdam, performed as the 2017 Bedlam pantomime.
Any proposals of new writing are proposed in the same way as any other show at a General Meeting. For more information regarding upcoming writing events, advice about how to write for the stage and to find out how to get your new writing put on at Bedlam, please contact the Productions Manager.