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PULSE FESTIVAL: Learning How To Die – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Luca Rutherford Director: Iain Bloomfield Reviewer: Paul Couch Death seems to be a popular topic at this year's Pulse Festival. Amid several other entries on the same subject, Luca Rutherford's piece Learning How to Die offers us an alternative to moping about in hushed tones waiting for the Grim Reaper to come a-knocking. But this is no exploration of grief ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: EUROHOUSE – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca in Eurohouse

  Writers and Performers: Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s something quietly disconcerting about Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca's Eurohouse. Theatrical convention is thrown out of the door as we are all encouraged to introduce ourselves to the person sitting next to us and then all join hands in a circle and that’s even before the show ...

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Out Of Order – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Shaun Williamson and Andrew Hall in Out of Order

Writer: Ray Cooney Director: Ray Cooney Reviewer: Dan English Ray Cooney’s revival of his 1990 farce, Out Of Order,  strikes a particular political chord just days before the General Election as it reaches Dartford as part of its UK Tour. Together in affection, divided by political loyalty, Richard (Jeffrey Harmer) and Jane’s (Susie Amy) liaison comes to a sudden halt when ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: Bubble Schmeisis – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Nick Cassenbaum Director: Danny Braverman Reviewer: Paul Couch London's Jewish communities are full of history and culture, not least of which Edgeware, Wood Green, Golder's Green, Hendon, Canning Town, and Highgate. Nick Cassenbaum's Bubble Schmeisis is a hilarious recounting of his formative years growing up in Wood Green and, as an adult, his first visit to East London's last authentic ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Sink – The Warren Theatre Box

Carl James Sink

Writer and performer: Carl James Reviewer: Richard Maguire Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James can’t stop washing his hands. Carl James has OCD. More performance than theatre, Sink, a short 30-minute show explores what it feels like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Utilising word, movement and even sign language, Carl James attempts to relay to the audience his ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Woman Who Shed Her Skin – The Warren Studio 2

Writer: Chloe Hooton Director: Noel MacDuffie Reviewer: Richard Maguire This multi-media play explores one woman’s desire to be true to herself. To be authentic does she need to strip off the trappings of femininity? The Woman Who Shed Her Skin is concerned is with the addiction that some women have to cosmetic products as they strive for the perfection that ...

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