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PULSE POINTS: The Bishop Sisters – Sophie Hates Theatre

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, Lucy Bishop of The Bishop Sisters tells us about Sophie Hates Theatre which is performed at Pulse on 2 June 2017


How would you describe your show in one sentence? 
Like the Von Trapps, Except nothing like the Von Trapps!

What appealed about appearing at Pulse? 
The wide range of theatre that is put on here and the investment in new and exciting companies.

How have you been preparing for Pulse? 
Lots of rehearsing and bringing in pals to help with the show/mediate the sisterly disagreements!

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings? 
We are not just “sistas” but we are also biological sisters! We have shared a birthing canal, a dentist and now we are sharing the process of making a play. Sophie is also not an actor and does genuinely struggle with and strongly dislikes theatre so that in itself sets us apart!

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own)? 
We are Ian

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival? 
Watch everything While you are here, meet people and have loads of fun when you are on stage!

The average human pulse rate is 70bpm, what is the pulse rate of your show and why? 
We are not sure but as it’s Sophie’s first time in a play and Lucy’s first time on stage with her big sister who may just go off script at any moment so it’s safe to say ours will be at least at 150 bpm.

Sophie Hates Theatre  runs at Ipswich’s Pulse Festival on June 2 2017

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