PULSE POINTS: Flabbergast Theatre – Boris & Sergey’s Preposterous Improvisation Experiment

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival returns to the New Wolsey Theatre 1-10 June 2017, packed with over 50 events to thrill and entertain. To help you decide what to see, we’re running our Pulse Points Previews, asking performers to tell us about their productions.

Here, Dylan Tate of Flabbergast Theatre tells us about Boris & Sergey’s Preposterous Improvisation Experiment which is performed at Pulse on 10 June 2017


How would you describe your show in one sentence? 
An hour of completely improvised adult puppetry madness.

What appealed about appearing at Pulse? 
The company’s director hail from the east and it is important to keep the connections going. We have also performed here a number of times and love the crowds.

How have you been preparing for Pulse? 
Being completely improvised we have done very little! The puppets are in a suitcase ready to be unleashed on 10th June. The puppets have just appeared in a new music video for the launch of Plan B’s single In The Name of Man. So we have been celebrating as it looks amazing!!

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings? 
The show is unique every time, we feed off the audience and along with a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, there is also moments of beauty and sadness. The audience will love, hate and pity Boris & Sergey simultaneously!

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own)? 
Golem by 1927. It looks amazing and we are friends with the composer who is awesome!

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival? 
Sleep and eat whenever possible because you never know when you’ll be rushing to the other side of town to catch a show or bring the puppets out for some walkabout.

The average human pulse rate is 70bpm, what is the pulse rate of your show and why? 
We have 6 puppeteers behind the puppets and it always ends with a very sweaty encounter so (as I consult my calculator) 420 BPM!

Boris & Sergey’s Preposterous Improvisation Experiment runs at Ipswich’s Pulse Festival on June 10 2017

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