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Review: All My Sons

First written all the way back in 1946, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a staple in the theatre community, and after multiple revivals on Broadway and around the world, as well as two movie adaptations, it presents a unique challenge to contemporary performers to justify their own unique spin on such well-worn pages. Bedlam’s current roster […]

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Interview with Edinburgh University Footlights on The Wedding Singer

Founded in 1989, Edinburgh University Footlights is a musical theatre group that puts on two shows annually. This spring, they perform The Wedding Singer’s musical from 16 to 19 February at the Rose Theatre. The production team, including director Katie Slater, producer Aisling Anderson and musical director Rebecca Kelly, and cast members Chris Kane, Lucy […]

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Omigod – EUSOG’s Legally Blonde: The Musical Review

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Legally Blonde: The Musical is a classic. It follows Elle, who lives a perfectly happy life with her Californian sorority sisters and Chihuahua. She abruptly falls out of her pink clouds when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her. He thinks she is not ‘serious’ enough for him- a prospective Harvard Law student. So, to win […]

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Madhouse — Review

Venue: theSpace@Surgeons Hall – Bevan Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Madhouse bursts into action with a dramatic rendition of a classic student night in. With pop quiz in full swing, Aldi wine flowing and the inevitable appearance of a Red-hot Chilli Pepper costume, Madhouse firmly establishes itself as a witty and occasionally self-deprecating insight into student living. […]

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‘Deeply ambitious’ ‒ The Queen of Spades review

Not half a rap into knocking on the door of an unassuming Marchmont flat is it swung open to reveal the white-faced, monocled Tomsky (Isabella Foreshaw) who exuberantly welcomes us to the masquerade at the St Petersburg estate. After being swiftly ushered in, anonymised and introduced to our fellow masked guests and the estate’s residents, […]

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9 to 5: The Musical

Effortlessly beautiful, fabulously inspiring and lively from beginning to the end. 9 to 5: The Musical, written by Patricia Resnick and put on stage by Dolly Parton, is a musical which deserves all the recognition and nobody other than the cast of Edinburgh Footlights could have performed it as entertainingly as they did. The cult […]

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When The Rain Stops Falling

Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is a family saga which spans several generations and two continents, but one which is confined to a single kitchen. In Bedlam’s excellent production of the play, the set is sparse and minimalistic, consisting of a table and chairs, a pot of fish soup and a single window […]

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Chagos 1971

Chagos 1971, written and directed by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, and showcasing some of Bedlam’s finest talent, premiered on Friday 25 January to a sold-out audience. Armando Iannucci-inspired political satire interlaced effortlessly with more sensitive and serious portrayals of Enoch Powell era racism and authoritarianism, define this dramatization of a shockingly true story, not yet confined to […]