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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Worklight Theatre – Labels

Labels by Worklight Theatrwe

Writer &Performer: Joe Sellman-Leava Director: Katharina Reinthaller Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich   In an age of increasing reliance on the soundbite, the label’s we give people may be more visible than ever but what are the impacts on those labels, those pre-conceived notions, on those individuals who we lump together as some stereotype? Though some may ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: People You May Know – The Goldilocks Project


Writer and Performer: Stanley Rudkin Co-Writer and Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich   If any of the majorpolling and research companies want a representative take on the current mood of you people, they could do far worse than peruse People You May Know’s catalogue of work. The group of young theatre-makers grew out of ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Scratchworks Theatre Company – Nel

Nel - Scratchworks Theatre

Writers and Devisors: Scratchworks Theatre Company Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich   They day never trust what you see on screen, but after seeing Nel you may never trust what you hear. From radio drama such as the iconic The Archers right through to the latest big screen blockbuster, all those footsteps, tyre screeches or door slams ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Full Pelt – The Going Away Days

The Going Away Days

Writer: Aaron Dart Director: Aidan Napier Reviewer: Paul Couch It’s one of the ugliest facets of British culture, football hooliganism. Known overseas as “The English Disease”, it’s run rampant through the sport for five decades, and continues today, although since seated stadia were enforced in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster, the in-ground brawling has mostly moved outside. And, as ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Le Gateau Chocolat – Duckie

Writer and Performer: Le Gateau Chocolat Director: Flick Ferdinando Co-Writer and Director: Tommy Bradson Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich   Much like there are moments in history, such as the assassination of Kennedy, when people are said to recall where they are, so it is that occasionally in theatre you witness the birth of a show that ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Buttons – The Warren

Writers and Directors: Dana Segal and Joni-Rae Carrack Reviewer: Fergus Morgan 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.' That's Wittgenstein. It's a square quote stuffed into a round hole by Dakin in Alan Bennett's The History Boys, used to put a journalistic stamp on his argument that the Holocaust cannot be discussed because it lies so far beyond ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: MorbidAbnormalMe – The Blue Man

Writers and Directors: Shea Wojtus and Nora Smith Reviewer: Fergus Morgan MorbidAbnormalMe isn't exactly an original piece of theatre. As a highly physical, mildly comic, two-person investigation into a common psychological phobia performed in the basement of a slightly seedy bar, it's pretty damned typical for Fringe productions. But it's neat and its polished and it's got heartso it ultimately ...

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BRIGTON FRINGE: 1972: The Future of Sex – The Old Market

Writer: Tom Brennan, Tom Crosley-Thorne, Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Jesse Jones, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, James Newton, Ben Vardy, Edythe Woolley Director: Tom Brennan and Jesse Jones Reviewer: Fergus Morgan 1972: a year of escalating trouble in Northern Ireland, record unemployment, and London's first pride march. It was a time when young people everywhere were throwing off the ...

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