Sedos Festival

A six-day celebration of theatre

Something for everyone to get involved in, with an exciting variety of events and activities

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the performance of Choose Your Own…Improv. Apologies to anyone who wanted to attend. The improv double bill on Wednesday is still due to take place. We hope to see you at the bridewell soon.

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm | Improv with Banana Hut Gang

After keeping us entertained online over lockdown, the indefatigable Banana Hut Gang, Sedos' in-house improv team, are delighted to be back in-person with their ever changing improvised comedy play, Choose Your Own... Improv, guaranteed to lift your spirits!

What do you want to see? A marriage or a funeral? An abandoned spaceship or a creepy dungeon? A murder or a resurrection? In Choose Your Own... Improv!, you decide. Join the Banana Hut Gang as they create a brave new improvised world where you get to call the shots.

Keep the story on track, derail it completely, or start again... the choice is yours!

Tickets to laugh-a-long with the Banana Hut Gang are £8 full price and £6 for Sedos members and concessions. Book via the box office.

PLEASE NOTE: Choose Your Own...Improv! was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22 September.

WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm

Improv Double Bill: Simprov and The Banana Hut Gang Together

We’ve a double bill of comedy on Wednesday 22 September as Sedos’ two improvisation groups, Simprov and The Banana Hut Gang come together for a evening of laughter and spontaneous fun.

Simprov is the Sedos group that lets members and non-members explore their impulsive side and learn about the art of improvisation. During their show they’ll be taking inspiration from the audience as well as showing some of the comic set-ups and games they play to come up with comedy gold .

We also have our very own in-house improv group, The Banana Hut Gang, which was formed from a collection of the most die-hard Simprov attendees. The gang will be performing part of their Edinburgh award-winning show, Choose Your Own... Improv, which is guaranteed to lift your spirits!

What do you want to see? A marriage or a funeral? An abandoned spaceship or a creepy dungeon? A murder or a resurrection? In Choose Your Own... Improv!, you decide. Join the Banana Hut Gang as they create a brave new improvised world where you get to call the shots. Keep the story on track, derail it completely, or start again... the choice is yours!

Tickets to laugh-a-long with Simprov and The Banana Hut Gang are £8 full price and £6 for Sedos members and concessions. Book via the box office.

PLEASE NOTE: The Improv Double Bill was originally scheduled to take place on Monday 20 September.

THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER | From 7.30pm

Whether you want to get up and sing or just relax and enjoy a drink with friends, our Everyone Welcome Sedos Social is the perfect event to bring you back to the Bridewell Theatre, which will be transformed into a relaxed, intimate venue for an evening of chat, reunion and perhaps a bit of song!

If the mood takes you, musical maestros Ryan Macaulay and Matt Gould will be on hand to tinkle the ivories while you entertain us with a torch song, modern belter or classic showstopper. It’s an Open Mic, so the choice is yours! We’ll have some musical scores and collections to browse through, but if you’re looking for something specific, please feel free to bring along your own music.

Alternatively, grab a drink - you'll get a FREE Welcome drink - and catch-up with friends while listening to some great music. It’s going to be a friendly, relaxed event and the perfect opportunity to get us back together again.

The Everyone Welcome Sedos Social is free to attend, but please register on our box office so we know how many people to expect!

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER | Play in a Day: DNA, 7.30pm

Sedos are proud to announce the second Play in a Day event for 2021, DNA by Dennis Kelly, which forms part of our September Festival (19-25 September 2021). We'll be rehearsing and performing Kelly’s moral tug of war between actions and their consequences in a single day on Saturday 25 September 2021.

A group of teenagers commit a murder in the woods. As they panic, they begin to question their friendships, their loyalties, and even their own stories.

Audience can watch this fast-paced ensemble show FREE at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 September for one night only at the Bridewell Theatre.

CAST and CREATIVE TEAM\

ADAM | Wing-Ho Lin
BRIAN | Billy Knowles
CATHY | Limor Avichezer
DANNY | Calvin Crawley
JAN | Sarah Assaf
JOHN TATE | Gabriella Guymer-Davies
LEAH | Nicolle Dominique
LOU | Shani Gray
MARK | Sarah Berryman
PHIL | Andre Frey
RICHARD | Lisa Maeda

DIRECTOR | Lloyd Smith
STAGE MANAGER | Frederica Byron

It’s free for friends and family to attend, though audiences do need to register via our box office, https://sedos.co.uk/tickets. The running time is approximately 45 minutes with no interval.

Tickets to laugh-a-long with Simprov and The Banana Hut Gang are £8 full price and £6 for Sedos members and concessions. The performance of DNA, plus the Social Event, are free to attend, but please reserve your place via our box office so we know how many people to expect.

  • Monday 20 September 2021 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 7.30pm
  • Thursday 23 September 2021 7.30pm
  • Saturday 25 September 2021 7.30pm