PreviewPulse Festival

PULSE POINTS: Nick Cassenbaum – Bubble Schmeisis

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, Nick Cassenbaum tells us about Bubble Schmeisis which is performed at Pulse on 5 June 2017


How would you describe your show in one sentence? 
A funny and moving journey around the north circular with a hairy man looking to come to terms with a tangible London Jewish identity that results in a live schmeiss (washing) on stage….with live klezmer music.

What appealed about appearing at Pulse? 
Pulse always has a fantastic programme with amazing artists and shows. To be alongside these shows is really exciting.

How have you been preparing for Pulse? 
I’ve been on tour schlapping around the country all so when I get to Pulse the show is the best it can possibly be. I have been schmeissed in Huddersfield, Salford and Exeter. So my skin is soft and clean and ready for the people of Ipswich.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings? 
I would say I have the only show on the programme that features a real-life schmeissing on stage. If I am wrong well, I’ll just give up. Other than that…I give out oranges as well. What more do you want?

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own)? 
Oh wow, there are so many great looking shows. I am excited to see Sh!t Theatre’s newest offering Dollywould and scrolling through I really like the look of Ugly Chief. Like mine, it deals with family relations and place. Anything that is slightly to do with psychogeography is right up my street. So to see a show about a once lived in public loo looks fantastic.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival? 
Sleep. Make sure you sleep.

The average human pulse rate is 70bpm, what is the pulse rate of your show and why? 
This is a show of stories with plenty of ups and downs of energy. Although it may feel like it is going at a slow pace really we are rocketing towards something. The audience literally gets to take breaths throughout the show. It is meant to relax you but also get you going. So the pulse of this show is not consistent but won’t give you a heart attack.

Bubble Schmeisis runs at Ipswich’s Pulse Festival on June 5 2017

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