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PULSE PREVIEWS: War Is Boring/War Is Fun


How would you describe your show in one sentence?

War Is Boring/War Is Fun is an experiment in trying to talk honestly about the war. We have a diary written 24 years ago, an actor and the writer of that diary, and all we will do is try and be honest about one particular war.

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

It’s out second visit, we loved being there last year with Gods Are Fallen … and have made this new show specifically for Pulse.

How has the show developed on the way to Ipswich?

Ipswich will be our first ever performance, and the actor will read the text for the first time ever on the night of the performance – so we are working on the text at the moment, and trying to hold our nerve.

How have you been preparing for Pulse?

Mostly by getting rid of things we thought we would put in the show. I suspect we will end up just with and an actor and the text (only this time the writer will be on stage as well).

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

The show has not been rehearsed. You will see something happening for the first time and the last time ever.

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

Chris Goode’s Stand. Definitely Chris Goode’s Stand.

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

A stray puppy.


Greyscale Theatre Company present War Is Boring/War Is Fun at the Pulse Festival, Ipswich on Tuesday 2 June.

For more information visit www.pulseipswich.co.uk

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