2 - 23 August 2017

The Understudies

The Understudies is a brand new and completely improvised comedy musical coming to Bedlam Theatre this Fringe.

Based entirely on audience suggestions, this long-form improv will be a whirlwind of comical choreography and vocal prowess concerning the most mundane of objects and outlandish activities. With live musical accompaniment, this will be an hour of energetic, animated and hilariously frivolous comedy.

The players hail from a variety of comedic backgrounds. Many are alumni and current members of the Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s famed group The Improverts, Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy troupe. Many are regulars at The Stand Comedy Club, Grassroots Comedy Club and Monkey Barrel, as well as having a huge range of theatre experience with EUSOG, The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company, The Edinburgh University Theatre Company and Theatre Paradok. Additional comedy credits include Jam Sandwich (Fringe 2016), Heavy on the Breasts (Bedfest 2017, Fringe 2017), Bedlam Fringe and some members have also been trained at the world famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

Event Tickets

Dates and Times

  • Wednesday 9th August, 20:00
  • Wednesday 16th August, 20:00
  • Wednesday 23rd August, 20:00
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