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PULSE FESTIVAL: The Duke – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Shôn Dale-Jones in The Duke

Writer, Director and Performer: Shôn Dale-Jones Reviewer: Glen Pearce   There’s always a bit of a grey area in Shôn Dale-Jones shows. Is it Dale-Jones or his alter ego Hugh Hughes performing. Here it’s Dale-Jones himself credited but as he points out in the opening minutes the names of real people are interchangeable. Like much of Dale-Jones/Hughes previous work, The ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Nigel And Louise – This Is What Men Do

This Is What Men Do

Writer: Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich   Sometimes less is more. A sustaining snack more beneficial than a full blow buffet. It’s certainly the case with Nigel and Lousie’s This Is What Men Do. The set looks stunning, a recreation of da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Various readers (local performers) slowly ...

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PULSE FRINGE 2016: Vincent Gambini – This Is Not A Magic Show

Vincent Gambini doing a card trick

Writer and Performer: Vincent Gambini Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich   There's a danger that officials from trading standards will be calling on Vincent Gambini over his show This Is Not A Magic Show. If the Trade Descriptions Act covers conjuring is unclear, however, despite what Gambini tells us, this is very clearly a magic show, ...

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Confirmation – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Chris Thorpe Director: Rachel Chavkin Reviewer: Glen Pearce Our beliefs are what shape us, but what if those beliefs are at odds with mainstream society? We may try and look at the views of others but can we really put ourselves in others' shoes if we find their beliefs abhorrent? In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, ...

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Pulse Festival: Every Brilliant Thing – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Writer: Duncan Macmillian with Jonny Donahoe Performer: Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently on the subject of depression, with one notorious columnist describing it as a fashion item. For those who have suffered from depression or who have dealt with the aftermath of suicide, it’s a much more ...

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The Forest – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

All too often we get hung up on the conventions of theatre. The formal, unwritten rules that keep performer and audience separate shape our theatre going. While for those new to theatre those conventions can be off-putting, for those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) those conventions can literally be a barrier to attending the arts altogether. Frozen Light’s ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Don Quijote – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Devisers: Tom Frankland, Kier Cooper, Peter Holdway, Ultimo Comboio Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quijote was the forerunner of the ‘road movie’ as Quijote and Sancho Panza travel the land. It’s a novel that’s inspired countless film, musical and theatrical adaptations and now forms the inspiration for Tom Frankland, Kier Cooper, Peter Holdway and Ultimo Comboio’s version ...

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