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PULSE POINT #2: Our Pulse Festival Picks – 30 May to 4 June

There’s already been plenty of activity at Pulse 2016, with a huge variety of work shown across the opening weekend.

There’s still plenty to see over the coming week, however, so our advice is clear your diary and feast on as much theatre as you can! If time is tight though, here are five shows you really shouldn’t miss this week at Pulse.

Jamie Wood - O NoJamie Wood – O No!

Over the last 16 years, there’s been one thing sadly missing from Pulse and that is a tribute to Yoko Ono! Jamie Wood sets out to rectify that and brings his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show to the New Wolsey stage.

Don’t expect a too serious homage though…and if you’ve ever fancied being naked on the New Wolsey stage, well for one lucky audience member this could be your night!

31 May 21:30 – New Wolsey Theatre

JoanMilk Presents – Joan

Have you ever fancied an audience with Joan of Arc? Well, this could be your chance, but probably not quite the Joan of Arc you were expecting.

Written by Lucy J Skillbeckand performed by Drag Idol Champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, this is the chance to examine what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone – together with some well-placed couscous!

1 June18:30-High Street Exhibition Gallery

Rhiannon Faith - Scary ShitRhiannon Faith – Scary Shit

Towards the end of any festival energy levels can be flagging. Rhiannon Faith sets out to sort that with an energetic,quirky and outrageous look at friendship and asking for help.

Watch as two young women attend therapy to learn about themselves and imagine a future without fear!.


2 June 20:00 – New Wolsey Studio

The Hiccup Project - May We Go Round?The Hiccup Project – May-We-Go-Round?

The second Dance Day offering at Pulse this year sees The Hiccup Project taking us into the uncomfortable world of romantic cliches.

It’s a roller coaster ride, full of situations we can all recognise. Join the Merry Go Round and take a ride!


2 June 21:30- New WolseyTheatre

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete DeathsSpymonkey – The Complete Deaths

Anyone who saw I, Malvolio at last year’s Pulse Festival knows that Tim Crouch has a magic touch in adapting Shakespeare. This time,he turns his attention to the Bard’s obituary list, covering all 74 (or is it 75) onstage deaths in the Shakespeare canon.

Performed by acclaimed comedy company Spymonkey, the perfect way to end the festival and mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard himself.

4 June 22:00 – New WolseyTheatre

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