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Mirror Mirror – New Wolsey Studio. Ipswich

Writer: The Brothers Grimm Adaptor: Wendy Rouse and Amanda Wilde Director: Amanda Wilde Reviewer: Molly Richardson Mirror Mirror is a new version of the beloved fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a tale that’s been passed through the generations and adapted time after time. Poor Snow White’s mother has sadly passed, and she’s stuck with her wicked Step ...

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The Ladykillers – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Paul Couch While the original Ealing comedy upon which it’s based was produced in 1955, a passing reference to the start of the Suez Crisis places Peter Rowe’s production of Graham Linehan’s 2011 adaptation of The Ladykillers a year later than that in 1956. Mrs Wilberforce, an elderly and eccentric widow, lives alone in ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: Nuclear Family – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Writers: Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan Director: Jonathon Corr Reviewer: Paul Couch It's a fascinating concept - a play that stops at several points throughout the story so the audience can decide how to proceed; the ultimate in "turn right/turn left" scenarios. In Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan's Nuclear Family, the cast of two (Director Jonathon Corr himself appears as ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: Heads Up – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Kieran Hurley Directors: Alex Swift and Julia Taudevin Sound/music: Michael John McCarthy Reviewer: Paul Couch What pillar would you lean on if the world as you knew it came to an abrupt end? Reflection? Hedonism? Denial? Faith? In Kieran Hurley’s blistering one-man show, Heads Up, he offers perspectives from four very different, ordinary individuals who face the Apocalypse ...

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PULSE FESTIVAL: There Shall Be Fireworks – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

The Plasticine Men in There Shall Be Fireworks

Writers: Simon Day and Martin Bonger Director: Simon Day Reviewer: Glen Pearce Afghanistan - a complex land full of different tribes, a rich history now scarred by conflict. It is this mix that has a huge impact on Richie, whose childhood experiences in the country still haunt him well into adulthood back in his native America. Based on true stories, ...

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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: Good Grief – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Jack Rooke Director: Gabriel Bisset-Smith Reviewer: Paul Couch Grief affects us all in different ways. Of course, many people follow the traditional linear path of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, but these stages are by no means set in stone. Many, like Jack Rooke, jump straight to the end two. When he was 15 and in ...

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