Week 14 - Fringe Opportunities, Dracume Company Presents: "The Couch", and a game of rounders

Monday 24 April 2023 at 00:00 by Em Leites McPherson

EUTC - Week 14

Hello Bedlamites!

This week’s newsletter includes onstage and offstage Fringe opportunities, tickets for the Dracume Company’s ‘The Couch’ happening in Bedlam, and news about a rounders game against Edinburgh Uni Rounders Society!

If you have any questions about anything in this newsletter, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email or to reach out to us on Facebook.

Emily & Freya (EUTC Co-Presidents)


From the 3rd - 5th May Bedlam will be hosting Dracume Theatre Company who are putting on performances of ‘The Couch’, written and directed by Jackson Longstaff & Eilidh Macdonald!

How many narcissists does it take to find a missing person? When their “best friend” goes missing on the day of her birthday, two self obsessed queers do everything they can to find her while not having to stand up. The couch is a dark comedy about being too old to ignore your problems but too young to deal with them. Can they stop talking about themselves long enough to find Sophie?



Death of a Salesman, Assembly Roxy 25 - 28 April The independent production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ is happening this week in Assembly Roxy Upstairs, 25 - 28 April 19:00.

Ticket Link

Arthur Miller’s masterpiece; the title of which was originally ‘The Inside of His Head’. This in itself illustrates the heart of the play: the tragic descent of man deluded by the American dream. This is a play that fights against the illusion and false promise of modern society’s idea of success. When it was first performed, Miller noted someone calling it a ‘ticking time bomb under capitalism’; such is the play’s political and personal power. It is a play that, we hope, will incite self-reflection as it paints the tragedy of a man who devoted his life to the wrong dream.


###BACKSTAGE OPPORTUNITIES Tech applications are now open for EUSOG’s A Chorus Line and Footlights’ Sunday in the Park with George for Fringe this year

Experience not required, they’re looking for people across all departments (stage, set, costume, lighting and sound)

Application is both for EUSOG’s ‘A Chorus Line’ and EU Footlights’ ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ - you are able to express your preference on the form.

Deadline is the 5th May, any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tom Beazley on Facebook, or either of the show’s teams directly!

Application form link


Auditions are now open for EUSOG’s Fringe 23’ production of ‘A Chorus Line’ and close tonight at 8pm!

Access all the information on the audition pack

Get your video submissions in by 8pm on the 24th of April using this form


Auditions for Foootlight’s Fringe show ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ are now open!

(Audition Submission form](https://forms.gle/MySc7uMpNeAyMyXt5)

Audition pack


This year ShakeSoc are taking two shows to Fringe! The Dumb Waiter, directed by Ivan Hamshaw Thomas, and Hekabe, directed by Max Lister.

The Dumb Waiter

Auditions will take place on the 29th April at Torridon Room, Pleasance.

Audition pack and sign up form

Self tapes: [email protected]


Auditions will take place Thursday, 27th April from 11:00-17:00 in Pleasance.

Signup form


We are collaborating with Edi Uni Rounders Society for a friendly game of rounders against their team on the 7th May, 2:00-3:15pm at the Pavillion Cafe.

It will be a really fun afternoon with a game against their team, snacks, and hopefully some nice weather!

If you are interested in joining in, please fill out this form just so I know rough numbers.


Every Sunday 12:00 to 14;00 we do Maintenance where we tidy up the building and so 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 via

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!


Apart from this newsletter, we are on a lot of other social media. Find and follow us using the links below to stay even more up-to-date! Instagram - Facebook Page - Facebook Group for Everyone Interested - Mailing List - EUSA Website (to buy membership)

Facebook Groups: Bedlam Techies! - Bedlam Directors - Bedlam Writers - Costumers at Bedlam and Beyond


This week’s caffeination recommendation comes from Emily and her flatmates and it’s Castello coffee, located on the Bruntsfield side of the meadows! map link:

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Last updated: Tuesday 25 April 2023 at 11:19