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Pulse Fringe Festival: Stories From An Invisible Town – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Created and performed by: Hugh Hughes, Derwyn Hughes, Delyth Hughes Artistic Associates:ShônDale-Jones, Stefanie Mueller, Andrew Pembrooke, Sophie Russell Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Watching a Hugh Hughes show, one often wonders how much is rehearsed or how much is improvised on the night. Hughes’ genial nature often seems to take him on a random journey, engaging with his audience and dropping ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Exposure – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Jo Bannon Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] Despite being part of a collective audience, theatre often elicits an individual response, each viewer bringing their own emotional reaction to the piece. Jo Bannon’s show Exposure, however, is a very different beast – a solo show in more ways than one. Performed to one person at a time, in a ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: NOLA – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Researched and Edited: Mimi Poskitt Reviewer: Glen Pearce   “What is America all about - Chevrôlets, apple pies and oil”. So says one of the characters in NOLA, Look Left, Look Right’s work in progress exploration of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. For residents of New Orleans, oil is a double-edged sword. It provides much needed income but any disaster ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Ours Was The Fen Country – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Devisers and Performers: Dan Canham, Laura Dannequin, Neil Paris, Ian Morgan Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The fenlands of East Anglia are an unsettling area. The vast expanse of big skies and dark earth seeming somewhat unnatural to visitors. It’s an area that has undergone considerable change as man drained the land to create some of the most fertile land in ...

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Pulse Fringe Festival: Under Stokes Croft – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Performer: Jack Dean Illustrations: Hannah Jane Morley Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] To begin at the beginning, so starts Dylan Thomas’s epic narrative poem Under Milk Wood, detailing 24 hours in the life of a small, fictional fishing village. It’s also an appropriate line in which to kick off Ipswich’s 12th Pulse Fringe Festival. Bristol-based poet Jack Dean has ...

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Different Buttons – St Clement’s Hospital, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Joanna Carrick Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] Despite a more open approach in recent years, mental health issues are still often something of a taboo subject. What goes on behind the doors of medical facilities a dark mystery. Head back 140 years and the subject was even more off-limits, authorities building large, commanding facilities on the outskirts of ...

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