Returning for its 15th year, PULSE is a ten day festival that offers a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists both local and those from further afield.
Opening PULSE are Britain’s hottest young acrobats, the all-male trio Barely Methodical Troupe with Bromance, described as “a jaw-dropping magnificent show” by The Stage. The performance won a Total Theatre Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and is a witty and inventive mix of flawlessly-timed acrobatics, shoulder-high balances and a stunning routine inside a spinning metal wheel. Completing the double bill is Idle Motion’s That is All You Need to Know, a fantastic piece of visual theatre that tells the story of Bletchley Park and the untold secrets of the remarkable men and women, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, who cracked the enigma code during WWII.
Other highlights of PULSE 2015 include Inua Ellams The Spalding Suite which is inspired by the UK’s basketball sub-culture and mixes live beatboxing, hip-hop, music, moves and poetry, Chris Goode’s STAND examines what makes people elect to take a stand for what they believe in and Greyscale Theatre Company’s War Is Boring/War Is Fun was written 24 years ago during a civil war by a teenage girl. Half of it was written while living on one side of the conflict, and the other half while on the other.
• The PULSE Festival 2015 runs from Thursday 28th May until Saturday 6th June. For more information about PULSE and to book tickets visit
www.pulseipswich.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 01473 295900.