Week 3 - Bedfest, No Exit & M.A.D. Auditions, 35mm Fundraiser, The Improverts

Monday 29 January 2024 at 16:48 by Luca Stier


This week’s newsletter contains some really exciting information about the Bedfest events happening in Bedlam this week. We have a bundle of shows for you to enjoy, as well as some really fun workshops, including one entitled ‘How to Fringe’ which will be really useful if you’re considering working or performing in Edinburgh Fringe this Summer!

We also have tickets to ‘Darkroom: a 35mm Fundraiser’ and audition opportunities for this semester’s shows that you won’t want to miss!

Freya and Emily (EUTC Presidents)


Edinburgh’s annual festival of new student theatre and performance is back! Join us in Scotland’s only student-run theatre to celebrate the ambition, creativity and passion that continually allows us to push the limits of what student theatre can be!

Join us for 11 performances, every day from 31 January to 3 February 2024 in the Bedlam Theatre.

Fancy getting stuck into something a bit more hands on? Take part in one of our workshops on movement, writing or gig theatre!

And if you simply want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, the theatre’s beloved Fat Cat Cafe will be open from 5pm every day of the festival for a drink or snack. We will be hosting free community meals on Friday and Saturday between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Sign up for a meal here.

View the details of all shows and workshops below. Get your tickets for shows here: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk/seasons/bedfest-2024

For workshops and socials, just turn up to the Bedlam Theatre, as they’re all free!


Our Week 11 Teatime ‘No Exit’ is auditioning next week!

Three characters (Garcin, Estelle, Inez) find themselves in hell. A valet leads them into a small room, where they believe physical torture awaits. They gradually realise that the room itself is hell and the very presence of others is torture.

Each character has held significant control over other people when alive, yet are completely unable to influence the people they find themselves with in the afterlife. This brings each of them immense anguish and is ultimately the reason why they are destined to torture one another for eternity. Every character forever trying to gain recognition from another, and each in turn eternally unable to provide it (a “love triangle”, so to speak).

If you’re interested, the audition pack can be found on the Linktree here.


Auditions for one of our Semester 2 Mainterms, M.A.D, are taking place today and tomorrow in Bedlam Cafe!

Through M.A.D: Mutually Assured Destruction (written by William Oliveira, Will Allnutt’s pen-name), two stories unravel simultaneously: a real-life nuclear crisis inside a submarine, and a filmmaker’s journey of premiering his film about what happened in the submarine.

Click here for the Audition Pack.


Tickets for the 35MM fundraiser are available now!

“On February 7th, we invite you to enter the Darkroom!

We will be transforming bedlam theatre into a multi-room speakeasy filled with live music and entertainment. Under red light, you will dance the night away or sit in the shadows…”

Tickets: https://tickets.bedlamtheatre.co.uk/35mmfundraiser/


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 on the Staffing page of the Members website here.

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!

Bedlam Website - Instagram - Facebook Group - Mailing List - EUSA Website (to buy membership)

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

Last updated: Monday 29 January 2024 at 16:53