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Bedfest 2024

Four evenings of music, theatre and performance!


Wednesday 31 January - Saturday 03 February 2024


Bedlam Theatre


Edinburgh’s annual festival of new student theatre and performance is back! Join us in Scotland’s only studentr-un 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. From nail-biting thrillers to rip-roaring podcast comedy, from reimagined Shakespeare to the freshest of student writing, we have it all, and for a student-friendly price! Interested in music? We’ve got that too! From gig theatre to smooth jazzy jams, we have it all. And of course, we had to finish the week with our dear friends over at Fruit Salad Queer Cabaret.

Fancy getting stuck into something a bit more hands on? Take part in one of our workshops on movement, writing or gig theatre! Get on stage during our Jazz Soc Jazz Jam (Thursday 9pm) or perform a monologue during the Shakespeare Company’s monologue show (Saturday 6pm). Improv peaking your interest? Come down to our workshop with the Improverts! (Saturday 12pm). Can’t get enough of the festival vibe? Drop into our panel on how to get into the Edinburgh Fringe from the students that know it best! (Thursday 6pm)

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

Cast and Crew


Accountant Luke Hardwick

Box Office Manager / Archivist Leon Lee

Cafe Manager Lucien Ngai

Cafe Manager Lucie Benninghaus

Co-Tech Manager Veronica Yung

Co-Tech Manager Zara Bathurst

Programmer / Marketing (Posters and Liaising) Mick Zijdel

Programmer / Poster Designer Freya Game

Venue Manager Carys Hrebenar

Venue Tech Chloe-Anne Stevenson

Venue Tech Karolina Pavlikova

Venue Tech L Forsyth

Venue Tech Tihani Binti Shahrudin

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Malvolio's Fantasy

Wednesday 31 Jan - 21:00 to 22:00

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Highway to Hell

Wednesday 31 Jan - 19:30 to 20:45

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Playwriting Workshop: Action to Start

Wednesday 31 Jan - 17:00 to 19:00

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Movement Workshop

Wednesday 31 Feb, 15:00 to 16:30

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Thursday 01 February 2024

Mary: A Gig Theatre Show

Thursday 1 Feb - 19:30 to 20:30

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The Jazz Soc Jam Session

Thursday 1 Feb - 21:00 to 00:00

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Friday 02 February 2024

Lights Out

Friday 2 Feb - 19:30 to 20:15

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Shakespeare 101

Friday 2 Feb - 17:30 to 18:30

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Saturday 03 February 2024


Saturday 3 Feb - 22:30 to 23:30

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The Canary's Last Call

Saturday 3 Feb - 21:00 to 22:00

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A Girl Gets Naked In This

Saturday 3 Feb - 19:30 to 20:30

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Shakespeare: Scansion

Saturday 3 Feb - 18:00 to 19:00

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