Bedlam Fringe

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Every August the Bedlam turns professional and opens up as Fringe Venue 49.

Here's a history of the people involved...

Fringe 2006

  • Fringe Venue Manager: Charlotte Jarvis
  • Theatre Manager: Alex Engel
  • Technical Manager: Matt Wieteska
  • Press and Publicity Manager: Simon Hodges
  • Graphics Designer: Chris Mounsey
  • Box Office Managers: Helena Larkin and Tom Latter
  • Café Managers: Clemmie Cooke and Charlotte Coles
  • Box Office Staff: Cat Hoyle, James Turner Inman, Richard Shore, Katy Bartholomew, Colleen Patterson, Natalia Prochnicka and Geraldine Heaney
  • Cafe Staff:

Fringe 2005

  • Fringe Venue Manager: Claire Glendenning
  • Theatre Manager: James Turner-Inman
  • Technical Manager: Paul Foxcroft
  • Press and Publicity Manager: Andrew Nielson
  • Graphics Designer: Chris Mounsey
  • Box Office Managers: Heather Hanshaw + Nick Bustin
  • Café Managers: Graeme Wright + Becca Davis
  • Box Office Staff: Jeremy Bidgood, Rob Stott, Rosie Drew, Alex Engel, Charlotte Jarvis
  • Cafe Staff: Emma Drage,


  • Replaced carpet in auditorium with carpet tiles
  • New freezer
  • Improved box office system with thermal ticket printer and new software
  • Re-hung rig (termtime budget?)
  • Created trus-based awning for front of building (sponsored by Becks)
  • Installed ADSL internet connection, network cabling and wireless network
  • Loads of painting
  • Improved soundproofing inbetween café and auditorium around the door
  • Pimped up the office
  • New storage solutions in tech-box and balcony for screws and stuff
  • Various new bits and bobs for the café e.g. tea light lanterns
  • Purchase of Dog (who is a rabbit) [and is very cute]
  • Re-skinned stage
  • Sanded down and varnished cafe floor

Fringe 2004

  • Fringe Venue Manager: Miriam Raines
  • Theatre Manager:
  • Technical Manager: James Turner-Inman
  • Press and Publicity Manager:
  • Graphics Designer:
  • Box Office Managers: Paul Foxcroft, Martin Cavanagh
  • Café Managers:
  • Box Office Staff:
  • Cafe Staff:

Fringe 2003

  • Fringe Venue Manager: Cat Smith
  • Theatre Manager: Jono Ellis
  • Technical Manager: Matt Ling
  • Press and Publicity Manager: Sarah Cook
  • Graphics Designer/Website: Neil E. Hobbs
  • Box Office Managers: Alison Timms and Kirsten Morris
  • Café Managers: Victoria Tills and Kati Hind
  • Box Office Staff:
  • Cafe Staff:


  • New potato oven and chiller cabinet for cafe
  • New sound system - two speakers, mini disc players, new MC2 amp, graphics - paid for by profit from Fringe 2002 (!)
  • New level in costume cupboard - see graffiti!
  • Skinned stage cupboard for the first time and removed wall and rail allowing it to become a stage pit
  • Redid cafe and toilets
  • Installed fan in cafe to improve ventilation
  • Obtained two microwaves
  • Redid kitchen - repainted and tiled walls, obtained new oven and hobs
  • Cut down number of EUTC slots to two
  • Held first FOB agm
  • Held first full preview week schedule
  • Held art exhibition in collabaration with ECA
  • Bought picnic table to extend cafe area (buy a new one!)
  • Made more money than Graeme Timms (sorry long standing debate!)

Fringe 2002

  • Fringe Venue Manager: Graeme Timms
  • Theatre Manager: Richard Hogg
  • Technical Manager: Matt Gray
  • Press and Publicity Manager: Neil E. Hobbs
  • Graphics Designer/Website: Neil E. Hobbs
  • Box Office Managers: Pete Lowden and Sarah Kerr
  • Café Managers: Cat Smith and Rachel Mountfield
  • Box Office Staff:
  • Cafe Staff:


  • Replaced damaged floorboards on stage during re-skinning
  • Dug out back passage and laid path and red chips round that side of building
  • Re-built box office counter
  • Much re-wiring of light fittings and sockets
  • Computerised the Box office ticketing system
  • Built the Info-Cat - (He never quite became a cat)
  • Replaced lighting in toilets
  • Rebranded Bedlam Fringe as a separate entity from term-time operation
  • First website with up-to-date reviews, show info, etc
  • Much painting
  • Consumption of the more Caley Golden Promise that the Cash and Carry could stock!!