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‘In terms of chemistry, this cast has it all’: The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley review

A bowling alley is an unlikely setting for a play as funny as The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley. However, within minutes, the audience is laughing at the well-timed jokes and general performance of the actors on stage. Most of the plays put on during Bedfest have been pieced together within a […]

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‘A fresh viewpoint’: Her Romeo review

Her Romeo, Paprichoo’s latest production for the annual Bedfest, is a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s famous tragic romance that brings a fresh viewpoint to this well-known story. The show opens with the cast of eight actors standing centre stage, when all turn to look at Benvolia (Olivia Thom), the protagonist of this version. The decision […]

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Meditation and Mindfulness for Performers: A Workshop

Meditation (and mindfulness, its more secular form) is often viewed as something done by hippies, or a fad, a bit like kale smoothies or quinoa cakes. But, quite simply, it is really the practice of being present. It is about being here and now, exactly as we are, noticing ourselves, how we are feeling and our […]

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BedFest: Mack the Knife and Scotland the Bollocks

BedFest Mack the Knife and Scotland the Bollocks Bedlam Theatre Run Ended Last week saw the return of Bedlam Theatre’s well-established annual festival, BedFest, an event that celebrates the wealth of student talent found on campus. The weeklong festival, which was comprised of ten productions and a multitude of free workshops run largely by Bedlam […]