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Pulse Fringe Festival: NOLA – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Researched and Edited: Mimi Poskitt Reviewer: Glen Pearce   “What is America all about - Chevrôlets, apple pies and oil”. So says one of the characters in NOLA, Look Left, Look Right’s work in progress exploration of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. For residents of New Orleans, oil is a double-edged sword. It provides much needed income but any disaster ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Ours Was The Fen Country – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Devisers and Performers: Dan Canham, Laura Dannequin, Neil Paris, Ian Morgan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The fenlands of East Anglia are an unsettling area. The vast expanse of big skies and dark earth seeming somewhat unnatural to visitors. It’s an area that has undergone considerable change as man drained the land to create some of the most fertile land in ...

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NEWS – Back to the Musicals: 1940-1945

Ever wish you could go back to a simpler time? When hosiery was ladylike, hats were jaunty and hair was victory-rolled? This Sunday 20th May at the Pheasantry, you can - at an all-singing, all-dancing trip back to the musical theatre of the 1940s. Songs from enduring classics like Oklahoma!, On the Town, Carousel and Anything Goes will be performed ...

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PREVIEW: The Night of 1000 Voices, Royal Albert Hall

The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue – this year, the Royal Albert Hall – to sing their hearts out in aid of a good cause. This year’s concert is on Sunday 6th May, and ...

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INTERVIEW: David Essex

Silver-haired dream machine David Essex is set to rock on at Darlington and have audiences hooked on his pantomime rôle, here he talks to reporter Steve Burbridge Audiences are certain to be hooked by Darlington Civic Theatre’s swashbuckling silver anniversary pantomime, ‘Peter Pan’, which will star former pop pin-up and accomplished musical theatre performer David Essex as the fearsome Captain ...

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