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Pulse Festival: Gym Party – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Devised by:Christopher Brett Bailey, Jessica Latowicki, Tim Cowburyand Ira Brand Reviewer: Paul Couch Superficially, Made In China'sGym Partyis a frothy and humorous affair but, like the best comedy, there is a sinister undercurrent that only strengthens as the piece goes on. TheGym Partyensemble, comprising Ira Brand, Christopher Brett Bailey, and co-writer Jess Letowicki, pull no punches (literally) and what starts ...

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Pulse Festival: Near Gone – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

devisers: Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie Dramaturgy and additional direction: Charlotte Vincent Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Good things come in small packages the saying goes and last year Two Destination Language showed their potential by winning the inaugural Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize. The competition encourages companies to create a show that can be toured via public transport in a suitcase. ...

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Pulse Festival: Suitcase Prize Day – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

By Glen Pearce Small scale touring is an attractive option for theatre companies in these cash strapped times, but there’s also an environmental consideration to think about. For every large scale tour that sees a fleet of HGVs hauling large sets and lighting rigs along the nation’s motorways, there is also a more inventive touring industry. Artists and companies who ...

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Pulse Festival: The Love Project – New Wolsey, Studio

Writer: Ellie Browning &Amy Michaels Director: Ellie Browning Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Alan Bennett showed the power of addressing an audience directly in Talking Heads and here Every Day Theatre Company combines the monologue concept with verbatim theatre to create a witty and poignant look at our attitude to and impact of love. Having interviewed a range of people about ...

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F. – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Owen Sheers Director: Stephen Rayne Reviewer: Glen Pearce As we remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, our minds are again focused on the horrors of human conflict. Of course, such horrors aren't confined to history. Our Armed Forces continue to serve in various hotspots across the globe, ...

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Happy Days – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Book: Garry Marshall Music and Lyrics: Paul Williams Director and Choreographer: Andrew Wright Reviewer: Glen Pearce   For a generation of a certain age, the lyrics ‘Monday, Tuesday Happy Days’ will instantly bring back memories of a much more innocent time spent in front of the TV in the late 1970s, early 80s, watching the seemingly glamorous and exotic life ...

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