Trystan and Yseult - by Steve Tanner


1987 Company established. Outdoor production, Scabriella and the King.


1988 Became professional touring company. Winter tour, Little Red Riding Hood.


1989 Winter tour, The Snow Queen.


1990 Winter tour, The Mermaid.


1991 Winter tour, The Cornish Giant.


1992 Winter tour, Trystan and Yseult.


1993 Summer tour, The Good Dog Devil. Winter tour, Pengersek the Enchanter.


1994 Summer tour, Punch ‘n’ Judy’s Changeling. Winter tour, Smuggler’s Moon.


1995 Summer tour, Punch ‘n’ Judy’s Changeling II. Winter tour, Duffy and the Devil.


1996 Autumn tour, Cherry of Zennor.


1997 Spring tour, Tin. Storytelling show, Polperro Tales.


1998 Spring tour, One and All.


1999 Winter/spring tour, The Governor of Sombrero Rock. Storytelling show, Smuggling Skulduggery.


2000 Spring tour, The Watched. Storytelling show, Bodmin Beasts.


2001 Spring tour, The Watched.


2002 Spring tour, Axe for the Frozen Sea.

2003 Autumn tour, Axe for the Frozen Sea.

2005 Autumn tour, Dark Woods Beyond.

2006 Storytelling show, Ghosts.

2007 - 2011

Bedlam runs regular youth theatre companies at Penrice Community College (St Austell), Bodmin College, Truro School, Penryn College and Cornwall Youth Theatre.


Bedlam began very quickly to develop a strong educational strand within its output. The company provides a year-round programme of workshops in a wide variety of techniques and skills. Workshops are provided for schools and colleges, mainstream and special needs, young people and adults. Regular clients involve jobseekers' groups and mental health charities. In addition to this, the company provides two weekly Bedlam Youth Theatres, at Penrice Community College, St. Austell every Saturday and The Public Rooms, Bodmin on Mondays. See Youth Theatres.

COMMUNITY:    Bedlam has a strong history of large community projects, including direction of a mummers play, Bells Ring Backwards, and The Torbay Millennium Pageant. Rory Wilton also worked as production manager for the Ordinalia project for many years. The company is very interested in developing this area of work further.