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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – The Assembly Rooms, Dedham

Writer: David Greig Director: Hal Chambers Reviewer: Paul Couch Suffolk-based rural touring company Eastern Angles may have cast its creative net a little wider for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, set firmly in a Scottish Borders winter, but that shouldn’t detract from what a fascinating and inventive show this is. A cast of four, Simon Donaldson, Robin Hemmings, Hannah ...

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NEWS: Applications open for PULSE 2016

Applications have openedfor the 16th annual PULSE Festival in Ipswich. Hosted by the New Wolsey Theatre and co-curated by festival directors China Plate, the part curated, part open application festival for new and innovative work will take place in IpswichfromThursday, 26 May to Saturday, 4 June 2016 PULSE Festival provides a platform for the development and presentation of new work ...

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The Forsythe Sisters – Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Writers: Lucy Rivers &Hannah McPake Music: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Jacqui Onions In The Forsythe Sisters, Gagglebabble invite you to attend an evening of mediumship at your local village hall. What follows is a random concoction of village characters, local myths, psychic demonstrations, live music and even a mini love story all bewilderingly but enjoyably rolled into the ...

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NEWS: Applications open for Pulse Festival Ipswich 2015

Applications have opened for the 15th annual PULSE Festival in Ipswich. Hosted by The New Wolsey Theatre and directed by China Plate, PULSE Festival Ipswich is a 10 day festival that focuses on new and innovative approached to theatre and performance. Applications are now open for finished pieces, The Suitcase Prize and Scratch performances. The festivalwill take placefromThursday 28 May ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with GaggleBabble’s Lucy Rivers

Lucy Rivers and Oliver Wood

Apart from being an accomplished actress and a musician, she’salso one half of folk duoOlion Byw.Lucy Rivers bringthose skills to the fore to devise a new genre of theatre in The Bloody Ballad, her first outing as a writer for the company of which she’s one half, GaggleBabble. Ahead of their appearance at Latitude, Paul Couch caught up with her. ...

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Pulse Festival: The Bloody Ballad – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Music: Lucy Rivers Reviewer: Glen Pearce   For those who have always thought that behind the perky smiles of ‘have a nice day’ America lurkssomething much darker, The Bloody Ballad could confirm their worst nightmares. Not that troubled teenager Mary Maid does much smiling. An attendant in the family-run gas station, Mary’s fixed grimace ...

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The Bloody Ballad featuring Mary and the Missing Fingers – Bristol Old Vic

Writer, Music &Lyrics: Lucy Rivers Director: Adele Thomas Reviewer: Kath Hill [rating:5] It sounds like an April Fool’s joke doesn’t it? What do you get when you cross a thumping rockabilly gig with a horror film? The Bloody Ballad. As punch lines go, this one’s pretty funny too, once you get past the grim themes of abuse, betrayal, vengeance and ...

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