Summer Festival
a three week season featuring plays, a musical and concerts, 3-21 July

An exciting three week summer season featuring an edgy modern play about sexual politics in the office, a rep season of one-act plays, the musical Baby and other one-off specials. All performed at our resident home, the Bridewell Theatre.


Push Up: 3-7 July

by Roland Schimmelpfennig

"Just so you understand: the problem is not that your're fucking my husband. The problem is that you need to."

Everyone wants to get to the executive suite. Everyone wants the Delhi job. Everyone wants sex, everyone wants love. So, they push for it. Push Up is set in a world we all know: the world of work.

Visit the Push Up show page or book tickets



Baby: 10–14 July

Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.
Book by Sybille Pearson

Baby tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

Visit the Baby show page or book tickets

Double Bill: 17-21 July

Sink the Belgrano!, by Steven Berkoff

A political satire based on the events and personalities of the Falklands conflict with dark undertones. As Maggot Scratcher debates with her Downing Street lackeys Pimp and Nit, a supporting cast of submariners, Falklands residents, ministry hats and the President of Argentina describe and disseminate the events of 1982. Beautifully irreverent, the play is a must see for all interested in political intrigue and modern history.

The Man of Destiny, by Bernard Shaw

An investigation of a young twenty-seven year old general by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte who has yet to achieve the accomplishments for which make him such an important figure in world history. In the play we find him waiting impatiently at an inn on the road between Lodi and Milan for a packet of dispatches to arrive, in which he will discover the truth of a personal betrayal.

Visit Double Bill show page or book tickets

Summer Festival Special Events

Open Mic Night: Friday 6 July

For those of you looking for a chance to performyour favourite little number we’re now booking in 'artistes' for our open mic event on Friday 6 July, after the evening performance of Push Up.

Come to see Push Up and stay on for a drink and your chance to sing - as long as it fits the bill. To sign up email

Tickets £7.50 - cash on the door or as part of a combined ticket with Push Up.


Pub Quiz: Monday 9 July

Make sure you also put the Summer Festival Quiz in your diary for 7pm on Monday 9 July in the Bridewell Bar. Sedos members Andy Macpherson and James Franey are your hosts for evening.

£5 per team. Cash on the door.

Silent Disco: Friday 13 July

For those of you looking for a chance to perform your favourite little number we’re now booking in 'artistes' for our open mic event on Friday 6 July, after the evening performance of Baby.

Silent disco has become a common name for a disco where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via an FM-transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. Often two DJs compete for listeners.

Tickets £7.50 - cash on the door or as part of a combined ticket with Baby. Come to see Baby and stay on for a dance!

Grease Movie Sing-a-long: Saturday 21 July

Join us for the closing event of the Summer Festival. Tickets include a hot dog, drink and goodie bag and the chance to win a prize for the best costume! Doors open 7pm.

Tickets £12.50 (£10 concessions).

Come to the Double Bill matinee and stay for a sing-a-long!

Book tickets

Sedos Summer Festival
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

3-21 July 2012


Save 15% With Our Summer Festival Multi-Buy
Buy tickets for three different shows in one transaction and you'll save yourself 15%. There are four shows to choose from - Push Up, Baby, the Double Bill, and the Grease movie sing-a-long.

Top Tip: If you come along to the Push Up or Baby gala night you'll also get a drink and ticket to the Open Mic or Silent Disco included in the price!