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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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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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NEWS: Midsummer Songs for New Wolsey Autumn Season

Ipswich’s The New Wolsey Theatre has today announced details of their autumn 2014 season. A venue that already has a strong reputation for nurturingnew musicals, the centrepiece of the season will be the world première of Peter Rowe &Ben Goddard’s Midsummer Songs. The show, opening at the Suffolk venue in September, follows a group of friends who 25 years previously ...

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Major Tom – Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich

Writer and performer: Victoria Melody Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Never work with children or animals the saying goes;, for Victoria Melody, though, it’s not quite clear who the children/animals are – her beautiful basset hound Major Tom or the surreal characters who inhabit the beauty pageant world. Melody initially explains that Major Tom is a trial run, if they ...

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My Heart Is Hitchhiking down Peachtree Street – Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich

Performer/Writer: J.Fergus Evans Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4.5] Travel Agents across the land are likely to take out an injunction against J Fergus Evans. Evans eschews the need for passports, visas and a long transatlantic flight, conjuring up instead the evocative setting of America’s deep south with just a few simple props and evocative wordplay. In a tiny office space backstage ...

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Mess – Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich

Writer: Caroline Horton Director: Alex Swift Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4] It’s a dangerous game to play for a production to treat a serious issue with a light touch. The line into parody and mocking can so easily be crossed. In the gentle hands of Caroline Horton and company, however, that lightness of touch allows a harrowing tale to be told ...

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NEWS: PULSE Fringe Festival Announces New Directors

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has announced new directors and producers for its PULSE Fringe Festival, as well as inviting application to perform at the 13th running of the Festival. The 10-day festival will return to Ipswich from Thursday 20th May to Saturday 8th June, offering audiences the chance to see a range of new work and artists the ...

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NEWS: World Premiere Opens Ipswich’s New Wolsey Spring Season

While for artistic teams, thoughts are turning to panto, for theatre marketing departments attention is already on spring. Today the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich announces its new season with an impressive mix of premieres, drama, comedy and musicals. Kicking of the season is the world premiere of Michael Lesslie’s And Then The Dark. Having adapted Swimming With Sharks for ...

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