Review – Education Education Education

Education Education Education – Wardrobe Ensemble – New Wolsey Theatre (part of the Pulse Festival) The 1990’s saw the emergence of Tony Blair’s New Labour and the concept of Cool Britannia, the promotion of the UK as the ‘in’ place to visit and to live. Wardrobe Ensemble take one aspect of this time – the drive to improve education standards – and have developed a … Continue reading Review – Education Education Education

Review – Pulse Festival 3

Pulse Festival 3 – Tuesday 5th June – New Wolsey Theatre Frankie Vah – written and performed by Luke Wright I’ve followed Luke Wright since he emerged onto the performance poetry scene as a raw newcomer 19 years ago. And he’s come a long way since then. More especially he’s managed to carve himself a niche in the poetry circuit that’s actually made performance poetry … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 3

Review – Pulse Festival 2

The Pulse Festival 2– New Wolsey Theatre – Sunday 3rd June Sunday saw the trial of a new idea – a ‘pay what you like’ day. And judging by audience numbers – this was a very popular way of presenting new work. Skin a Cat – by Isley Lynn – Rive Productions This powerfully visceral, yet surprisingly humorous, play about the awakening of womanhood in … Continue reading Review – Pulse Festival 2

Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield by Lucy Grace For me the best performance of the festival so far – this was a well researched and touching exploration of two lives – the life of the Narrator of the piece Lucy Grace, who discovered the wonders of Narnia as a child and found the impact of that discovery colouring most of her life – and Lucy … Continue reading Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th

EuroHouse – Fellswoop Theatre Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival last year – this was a strange bird of a show that felt like a work in progress by a couple of friends – one French and one Greek – who had something to say about the euro zone – but for much of the time their points seemed lost in translation! This was a show … Continue reading New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th