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PULSE PREVIEW: Spymonkey – The Complete Deaths

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. Petra Massey of acclaimed comedy troupe Spymonkey tells us about their show The Complete Deaths.


How would you describe your show in one sentence?
If Shakespeare were still alive and saw our show, he would say ‘What the **** was that? But in a good way

Is this your first visit to Pulse, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
Yes. Thanks for inviting us. Spymonkey generally lock me away in a cupboard when we are on tour and don’t let me talk to anyone so have no idea what to expect but just to be let out would be nice

How has the show developed on the way to Ipswich?
Without question, with artistic insanity

How have you been preparing for Pulse?
Playing a lot of netball. But that’s hard in a cupboard on your own

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We are old, wrinkly and still getting naked

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own!)?
Well if they let me out of the cupboard then it’s definitely, Hair Peace-Vic Melody.

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?
A Dumpling

The Complete Deathsis being performed at Pulse Festival Ipswich on 4 June 2016

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