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PULSE POINTS: Katie Bonna – All The Things I Lied About

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, Katie Bonna tells us about All The Things I Lied About which is performed at Pulse on 1 June 2017


How would you describe your show in one sentence? 
Part TED talk, part confession, mostly lies.

What appealed about appearing at Pulse? 
I’ve brought shows here before and always had a lovely time. The line-up this year is really exciting too!

How have you been preparing for Pulse? 
With lots of talking to myself in my living room. I also washed my costume. I’m a consummate professional.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings? 
I have bespoke Russian dolls with my face in them. Surely that’s a USP?

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own)? 
Sh!t Theatre’s Dolly Would. They are SO great.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival? 
Take the work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously in the work. Basically, stuff is going to be different – go with it!

The average human pulse rate is 70bpm, what is the pulse rate of your show and why? 
It shoots up and down quite a lot, a bit like a child at a theme park. There’s a lot of laughs, some serious moments where it all seems a bit much and at least one point where you don’t know what the hell is going on.

All The Things I Lied About runs at Ipswich’s Pulse Festival on June 1 2017

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