Ipswich’s Pulse Festival offers ten days of thrilling theatre, dance and music, with work from established artists and those taking their first step on the performance ladder. Our Pulse Previews series gives participants the chance to tell us about their show in a fun, relaxed style.Rhiannon Faith Theatre tells us about her showScary Shit.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Rhiannon Faith presents Scary Shit, a show about friendship, being a woman and asking for help.
Is this your first visit to Pulse, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
Yes, this is our first visit, and we can’t wait. We heard that it’s an ace festival with lots of cool performance, live music, and good vibes. We hope our dry humping and Scary Shit stories will go down well!
How has the show developed on the way to Ipswich?
We have taken it out on dates and got feedback from audiences, reviewers and mates. We started at the Openlab scheme at The Barbican and since then it has changed and developed loads. We have had the chance to air it out and make it the best it can be. I’m sure we will keep doing that after Pulse until we hit Edinburgh Festival with The Pleasance this year.
How have you been preparing for Pulse?
Lots of lunges.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s a totally true story that will resonate with anyone who experiences FEAR, that’s all of us right! It has something for everyone: text, dance, music, comedy and although it appears a little bit ridiculous, it got a punch. A lush reviewer said ‘You go in the silly door and come out profoundly moved’ apparently!
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own!)?
Oh wow, there are loads, Figs in Wigs scratch, Sarah Blanc’s My Feminist Boner, Sh!t Theatre’s Women’s Hour, The Hiccup Project’s May We go Round, which is just after our show and part of the Pulse Dance Day &Victoria Melody – Hair Piece. GIRL POWER.
Pulse is famous for it’s quirky (and delicious) food offerings, including the now (in)famous Fish Baps. If your show was an item of food for the Pulse menu what would it be?
Scary Shit on Toast, probs.
Scary Shitis being performed at Pulse Festival Ipswich on 2 June 2016
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