China Plate

21 May 2014 Pulse

In the run up to the festival we’ve been talking to loads of our guests and performers, they’ve had loads to say, both about the festival and the unique acts they’re hoping to bring to our stage.

We got talking to some of the guys from China Plate Theatre, they had quite a bit to say about how they’re feeling for the festival and about how good, it’s all going to be!

It turns out, the 29th May isn’t only a special day for Paul, Ed and Iain of China Plate because it’s the 149th day of the year, no. It turns out that the 29th is special because “it’s the day that PULSE Festival Ipswich launches at New Wolsey Theatre” .

These guys are really excited to be kicking off our wonderful festival, “China Plate are absolutely delighted to be back as Festival Directors and overwrought with excitement about this year’s programme”. 

China Plate were very keen indeed to highlight some of the very special acts they’ve got in store for us all, saying; “To pull out highlights is very hard but the festival gets of to an absolutely flying start with Bryony Kimmings’ totally awesome Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model and the funny, heart-warming and utterly charming Love Project from award winning Every Day”. 

These awesome shows are only the beginning for our festival though, and with such great opening acts, we and China Plate thought it would be a big shame to follow it up with anything less than brilliant. Which is good, because we’ve got a full 10 days of great acts, “10 days of bright, bold and bloody brilliant performances” is just China Plate’s way of describing it, but we don’t think they’re too far from the mark with that one, it’s going to be something to see.

It’s often the little things in life that matter right? Which is also good, because as well as extravagant and brilliant acts, China Plate have sorted out a wonderful array of smaller acts to keep everyone entertained, “We’re also playing host to the world’s tallest parrot (and the world’s shortest pirate), a man who will mesmerise you by balancing rocks and a life drawing class with a difference!”.

For the full version of China Plate’s chat, head over to give it a quick read and you’ll see that China Plate are seriously excited about this, and with good reason.

For our full list of fixtures and events check out our programme and website. There is loads to see and all bookings can be done via the website or over the phone, for our box office call 01473 295 900. 

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