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Pulse Fringe Festival: Johnny Head-in-Air – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Director: Tom Bailey Reviewer: Glen Pearce   There’s an emerging theme of soundscapes at this year’s Pulse Festival. Last year every other show included animation, this year it’s microphones that take centre stage. The Mechanical Animal Corporations’s work in progress sharing of Johnny Head-in-Air looks at the impact of a childhood brain tumour through sound, video and dance. It’s an ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: I Never Did – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Choreographer/Performer: Jessie Percival Composer: Dan Truen Dramaturg: Alicia Grace   A.A Milne’s When We Were Young poems not only introduced the world to Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, they also captured the slow loss of innocence as we grow up. As the inspiration for dramatic works they provide ample material, full of imagery and drama. Jessie Percival’s work in progress showing ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Ten Out Of Ten – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Performed &devised by: Stuart Barter, Clare Dunn &Terry O'Donovan Reviewer: Glen Pearce In an age of ‘deferred success’ when competitive completion is frowned upon as everyone needs to be seen as a winner, how do we measure our achievements? Through driving tests, swimming certificates, or our work achievements? Or are our achievements and failures a more integral part of our ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Stories From An Invisible Town – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Created and performed by: Hugh Hughes, Derwyn Hughes, Delyth Hughes Artistic Associates:ShônDale-Jones, Stefanie Mueller, Andrew Pembrooke, Sophie Russell Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Watching a Hugh Hughes show, one often wonders how much is rehearsed or how much is improvised on the night. Hughes’ genial nature often seems to take him on a random journey, engaging with his audience and dropping ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: NOLA – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Researched and Edited: Mimi Poskitt Reviewer: Glen Pearce   “What is America all about - Chevrôlets, apple pies and oil”. So says one of the characters in NOLA, Look Left, Look Right’s work in progress exploration of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. For residents of New Orleans, oil is a double-edged sword. It provides much needed income but any disaster ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Ours Was The Fen Country – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Devisers and Performers: Dan Canham, Laura Dannequin, Neil Paris, Ian Morgan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The fenlands of East Anglia are an unsettling area. The vast expanse of big skies and dark earth seeming somewhat unnatural to visitors. It’s an area that has undergone considerable change as man drained the land to create some of the most fertile land in ...

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