Week 8 - The Welkin, Glangtivity, halfBaked Sign-ups, The Improverts

Tuesday 07 November 2023 at 12:14 by Luca Stier


This week’s newsletter includes links to tickets for our week 8 Mainterm, The Welkin, and our weekly Imps show.

We also have signups to take part in our more relaxed shows of the semester, Glangtivity and halfBaked!

Freya and Emily (EUTC Presidents)


Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s Comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of twelve matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.

Using the backdrop of 18th century rural Suffolk, this play analyses the place and perception of the female body then and now. It confronts contemporary issues in the guise of a dark comedic period drama which cheekily inserts modern references highlighting the timelessness of such perception.

Written by an ex-Bedlamite, Lucy Kirkwood, and described like Twelve Angry Men meets The Crucible, it’s dark, it’s funny, it’s bizarre and most importantly it is a necessary reminder that we really have not come that far since the 18th century.

Please note that the age rating for this show is indicated at 18+. A full list of Content Warnings can be found here.

Tickets: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/the-welkin


The Bedlam Nativity enters its fifth year, and it’s time for a bit of a twist! This year, we are using the concept of the Glang Show where every audience member gets a plastic ball they can throw on stage which lets them make a suggestion that the performers on stage have to follow. It’s great fun and great chaos for everyone involved!

We are looking for people with all levels of experience, and most importantly, everyone who signs up gets a part!

Read the ‘audition pack’ here.

Sign up here.

We hope to see you sign up with us in person or online! The deadline for online signups is 23:59 on 14 November, and the in-person signups/auditions will be from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 11 November in Bedlam. Just show up! No need to book.


Tis the season for halfBaked!Cast and Crew sign-ups are now OPEN for our w9 production of Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle. What is a carbuncle, I hear you ask? Well, sign up to find out!

Sign up here to join our cast: https://forms.office.com/e/QHeuuVprfM

And here to join our tech/stage teams: https://forms.gle/nLf24tyBv4bPoYAx6

What is halfBaked? HalfBaked productions are non-auditioned shows designed to be a bit of fun for both the audience and the showteam. There’s no expectation to learn lines, or have ever acted, directed, or participated in a show before.We have a read-through, and then one or two rehearsals (including a dress) before the big show, so join us and get a taste of the Bedlam spotlight. Even if you’re not sure it will be your cup of tea, come along and watch, and enjoy a (fully) baked good!

If you have any questions, drop Leon Niven a message on facebook, or email [email protected]


Edinburgh’s longest running improv troupe are back for another year! After selling out over the 2023 Fringe, the Imps cannot wait to get back to term-time fun onstage. Join them every Friday for an hour of short form improv, based entirely on audience suggestions. New players and new games mean that shows are always different, always funny!

We can’t wait for you to come and have a laugh with The Improverts and celebrate another year of critically acclaimed improv!

Tickets: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/shows/imps2324


Every Sunday 12:00 to 14:00 we do Maintenance where we tidy up the building and make some 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 at https://www.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/admin/staffings

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!


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Last updated: Tuesday 07 November 2023 at 12:20