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PULSE PREVIEWS: STAND

How would you describe your show in one sentence? STAND is a celebration of everyday acts of standing up for what you believe in, formed of real stories from activists and people trying to make a change. Is this your first visit to the Pulse Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? It’s ...

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INTERVIEW: Steve Thompson on writing Feed The Beast

As the politicians embark on last minute campaigns to secure those final votes, Birmingham Rep and The New Wolsey Theatre’s co-production of political comedy Feed The Beast prepares to open in Ipswich. Writer Steve Thompson spoke to Glen Pearce about the play. How would you sum up Feed The Beast in just one sentence? It’s a fascinating insight into the ...

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Blood Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Frederico Garcia Lorca Adaptor: David Ireland Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Blood is thicker than water so the saying goes, and in in Lorca’s Blood Wedding family ties and blood certainly combine into some potent drama. As two families come together for a wedding it becomes clear that there are dark secrets just below the surface. Bitter ...

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The Secret Adversary – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Glen Pearce 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. The writer’s popularity shows no sign of diminishing, and theatrical productions continue to be inspired by her impressive cannon of work. The Mousetrap has just celebrated its 26,000th performance, and now The Watermill Theatre is touring ...

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INTERVIEW: Rob Salmon on programming Ipswich’s Pulse Festival

Ipswich’s Pulse Festival may have launched its 2015 season to the assembled press today (April 2), but the work to programme the festival began many months beforehand. Festival Director, and New Wolsey Theatre Associate Director, Rob Salmon talks to Glen Pearce about the ethos behind the festival and the challenges of programming such an eclectic mix of acts. Pulse is ...

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NEWS: Pulse Festival launches 2015 line-up

Now in its 15th year, Ipswich Pulse Festival has been the Madonna of the festival circuit, constantly reinventing itself to keep pace with changing fashions. A test bed for local companies, a rehearsal room for Edinburgh, a showcase of past Edinburgh shows and even a mini Edinburgh Fringe Festival itself, Pulse has tried them all. Over the past couple of ...

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So It Goes – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Hannah Moss &David Ralfe Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The loss of a loved one is the hardest thing to put into words. How do you convey the sense of emptiness? For Hannah Moss, the loss of her Dad to cancer when she was 17 left a void in her life that was hard to express. It’s a ...

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Standby For Tape Back-Up – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Ross Sutherland Reviewer: Glen Pearce Dolly Parton once famously said ‘It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.’ For performance poet Ross Sutherland that can be paraphrased to ‘It takes a lot of work to make performance looks effortless’. Sutherland has been crafting his Standby for Tape Back-Up for two years. There is a sense ...

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