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Pulse Fringe Festival: Party Piece – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Rob Salmon from an original piece by Keisha Paris Banua, Joe Reed, Tom Turner and Chris Yarnell Director: Rob Salmon Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] What you don’t know can’t harm you – sage advice for any parents with teenage children considering watching Party Piece. First performed at Pulse 2011, the show has now been recast with four new performers ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Badlands – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Choreographer: Robert Clark Performers: Jake Ingram-Dodd and Victoria Hoyland Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] The course of true love never runs smooth and, in Robert Clark’s Badlands, the search for love meanders and ultimately runs aground. We’re told at the outset that this is a pretend love story as the two performers aren’t in love in real life but reality and ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Buttercup – Arlingtons, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Tom Wainwright Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5]   Watch out The Only Way Is Essex fans, there’s a new show in town and a new reality TV star. Buttercup is a new TV sensation, having won Masterchef, wowed Jamie Oliver, annoyed Gordon Ramsey and now featuring in a TOWIE spin off – The Only Way Is Lancashire.   ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Legs 11 – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Creator and Performer: Tom Marshman Composer: Sam Halmarack Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:2]   In 2011, Tom Marshman entered Pretty Polly’s online search for the country’s finest pair of legs. That a hosiery company were advertising for female legs seems not to have bothered Marshman. His entry into the competition forms the central thread to his one-man show but we also ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Emily’s Very Sad Play – New Wolsey Theatre,Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Sarah Pascoe Reviewer: Glen Pearce   ‘If there’s no truth, there’s no madness’ – an early line in Sarah Pascoe’s early work in progressing showing and truth and madness intertwine throughout. It’s a rapid fire stream of consciousness that blurs reality with fiction. Emily is clearly a disturbed young woman, she’s convinced she’s romantically entwined with Prince ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Goodboy – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Choreographer/Performer: Joseph Mercier Text: Felix Lane Composer: Dinah Mullen Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s a long history of theatre to shock and challenge. Taboo subjects and explicit material used to take an audience out of its comfort zone and confront its preconceptions. Joseph Mercier’s work in progress showing of Goodboy is billed as a dance solo ode to Jean Genet and, ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Shed – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Rich Chilver Director: Marie Cynthia Beesoon Reviewer: Glen Pearce   It’s a case of unhappy families for 15 year Fiona. Her parents are divorced, her mother remarried, her younger sister lives with her mother while she lives with her father. It’s not a comfortable arrangement – her father doesn’t listen to her, her mother doesn’t really want to know. ...

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