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PULSE PREVIEWS: A&E

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

Glittery, honest, compelling and funny in all the right places.

Is this your first visit to the Pulse Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?

Yes, It’s Hounded’s first visit to Pulse! I’m afraid the most interesting tale I’ve heard is that people compete for money in a suitcase…that might have been misheard.

How has the show developed on the way to Ipswich?

The biggest change is our new actress for the part of Lex, but that’s certainly not ruffled out feathers. We’ve given it a good few tweaks in terms of writing and, of course, there is always room for re-staging. The show now has a much more dynamic climax which we can’t wait to perform.

How have you been preparing for Pulse?

Other than rehearsals we’re stocking up on extra glitter, lots of sweets and oil for the bike – all used on stage. And generally trying to contain the excitement.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Pulse offerings?

Well, because it’s wonderful! It’s honest and it’s giving space on stage for a section of society that perhaps hasn’t been there before. I think almost everyone can identify with it and above all it’s interesting. What more can I say?

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

ANTLER’s If I Were Me. ANTLER are very good friends of mine and I’ve been excited to see this show for a while, especially as their other work seems to be utterly impeccable. Other than that, we have a few friends in the Suitcase Award, we want to watch out for Policecopsby This Theatre – it should be hilarious.

If your show was an animal what type of animal would it be?

Keeping in theme with Hounded, it would undoubtedly be a fox. A fox wearing a lot of blue eye shadow and a feather headdress. A fox actually ran across our dressing room just before the first performance of A+E so I think it’s definitely a sign.

 

A&E runs at the Pulse Festival, Ipswich on Sunday 31 May.

For more information visit www.pulseipswich.co.uk

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