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, Rosie MacPherson of SBC Theatre tells us about Tanja which is performed at Pulse on 4 June 2017
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A rallying call to arms that packs an urgent and powerful punch.
What appealed about appearing at Pulse?
The range of work, the experimentation, the buzz around this festival is always electric – we are massive fans and this is an exciting opportunity to present our work in Ipswich for the first time!
How have you been preparing for Pulse?
Rehearse, eat, sleep, repeat.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
This show is part of a wider campaign to end the detention of asylum seekers here in Britain, Tanja is a show about being moved into action and about unity. People always ask what they can do to help those that seek sanctuary in Britain and this show and post show chat are all about doing just that!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own)?
‘Yvette’ sounds incredible, I’m dying to see this… spoken word, garage and original music. All my favourite things in one show!
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
SEE EVERYTHING. The best training for any artist is to go get inspired by all the amazing people around you doing their thing. And with such a great range of work, you’ll have endless food for thought.
The average human pulse rate is 70bpm, what is the pulse rate of your show and why?
0bpm! It’s a heart stopper.
Tanja runs at Ipswich’s Pulse Festival on June 4 2017
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