Written by MiriamSpall on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:24

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and China Plate present


From Thursday 31 May to Saturday 9 June 2018 PULSE Festival Ipswich returns for the 18th year with an impressive showcase of contemporary performance from established and emerging artists. This exciting 10 day festival will take over the New Wolsey Theatre, Studio and bar, and will include performances at the Ipswich High Street Exhibition Gallery and DanceEast. Tickets for all shows are now on sale.

With over 50 shows in the programme, there really is something for everyone. Choose from fly-on-wall drama, experimental theatre, bite-sized works in development, immersive digital experiences, visceral verse, laugh-out-loud humour, musical theatre and even magic and sleight-of-hand.  

Festival highlights include The Wardrobe Ensemble’s love letter to schools of the 90s in Education Education Education (Fri 8 Jun), Joseph Morpurgo’s outlandishly funny multi-media comedy, Hammerhead (Sat 9 Jun), and a show that even combines theatre with charity fundraising, Me & Robin Hood (Thu 31 May).

On Friday 1 June, Suitcase Prize Day returns to find the best show that can be toured using public transport only.  Last year’s winner, James McDermott, will close the day with his laugh-out-loud coming of age comedy, RUBBER RING.

Scratch Day on Saturday 2 June will see 13 acts bravely present new works before asking for audience feedback, and Free Day on Sunday 3 June will invite audiences to pay what they think for the shows that they see.

The festival will end with Paul O’Donnell’s almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi musical We’ve Got Each Other.

Tickets start at £10 per show (£5 for under-25s), with offers such as the Frequent Flyers deal, where if you book 5 or more shows you get all tickets for just £5 (terms and conditions apply) also available. To book your tickets call the New Wolsey Ticket Sales team on 01473 295900 or visit the website at www.pulseipswich.co.uk

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2AS
Thu 31 May – Sat 9 June 2018 | Various times (as indicated)

All tickets start at £10 (£5 under 26s)

Suitcase Day is £15 for the whole day
Scratch Day is £5 per session, or £10 when you book all 4 together at once.

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