How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A bit like a Scientologists’ birthday – or christening – at the top of a radioactive mountain of litter with the congregation all eating prawn cocktail sandwiches, but against their own will.
Is this your first visit to the Pulse Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
Yes! We have heard wonderful things about the New Wolsey Theatre from our friends at Hoipolloi (otherwise known as Dante Rendle-Traynor aka Elena’s flat mate). He, like us, is excited that we are coming. But we are intrigued to see what it is all about! We have also been told of its buzzing atmosphere and how the whole town comes together to appreciate the fantastic theatrical offerings of the festival
How has the show developed on the way to Ipswich?
We began making Be Better in 2012 with our first showing at Pilot Nights in Birmingham… (at this stage there was a heavy Taylor Swift ‘22’ element). After this, it arrived in a Thai-restaurant-come-art-exhibition for co-ordinate in London and finally reached its full form at Camden Peoples Theatre this January, performing a sell-out run.
How have you been preparing for Pulse?
Thinking about where we will find enough empty sandwich boxes &how to transport them. We also have a lectern which will need assistance. Thinking about any connections we have outside of London and around the Ipswich area that we can coerceinto coming to the show.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Pulse offerings?
It’s a meeting, a party, a communion and an offering for everyone of this individualistic world (at Pulse festival) to come together in the flesh, work together and really work on only thinking about themselves.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Pulse (apart from your own!)?
We cannot miss the Eggs Collective. We have heard too many good things about them!
If your show was an animal what type of animal would it be?
A posing pink pelican with a narcissistic personality disorder!
Be Better runs at the Pulse Festival, Ipswich on Wednesday 3 June.
For more information visit www.pulseipswich.co.uk