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LATITUDE 2016: Cardinal Burns & Guests

Cardinal Burns

Venue: Cabaret Arena Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Sketch based comedy is a dying breed on television, but still an ever popular form on the cabaret scene. The one group that has breached beyond the fringe and into the nation's consciousness over the past couple of years is Cardinal Burns, the brainchild of Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns. While watching an ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Les Enfants Terribles – The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory

Writer: Oliver Lansley &Anthony Spargo Director: Emma Earle Music: Tom Gisby Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Twice a day, for the entirety of Latitude, a piece of family theatre springs up from the fertile imaginations of Les Enfants Terrible. A side-quel to the companies hugely successful The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie, this piece, The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory, success ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna

Venue: The Lake Stage Reviewer: Andy Moseley   'First time we were here, we were on a tiny stage somewhere over there, and now here we are headlining on a Saturday evening', Coldplay, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, the number of bands who have come out with this quote is almost as long as the list of festival headliners. Add in the ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Mark Steel

Comedian Mark Steel

Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   From Keighley to Kent, Carlisle to Cornwall, Mark Steel clearly has a deep knowledge of this green and pleasant land. That much is obvious. His 45-minute slot in Latitude’s comedy tent is essentially a middle-aged man’s diffuse ramblings on the state of the post-Brexit nation, the state of the English football team, and ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Glen Neath and David Rosenberg – Seance

Seance - Latitude Festival

Creators: Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans   As we take our seats in the shipping container there are giggles-a-plenty-a-plenty from the sceptical few participants in this performance of Seance. Absolute pitch darkness soon descends after the headphone-clad audience are invited to place our hands on the long and narrow table in front of us. ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Harry Baker

Harry Baker

Venue: Poetry Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Harry Baker, Poetry Slam Champion of the World. One imagines there’s a fair amount of pressure contained in that epithet, but Baker doesn’t show it if there is. In each of his twenty-minute sets in Latitude’s poetry tent, he exudes an easy-going, endearing casualness as he spews his short, sharp, and charmingly sweet ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Al Porter

Al Porter

Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Perhaps the nearby stall selling Emu's and Cuddles - two 70s TV soft toy puppets - knows something we don't. Anyone watching Al Porter's stand-up in the comedy tent will definitely feel like they have taken a step back in time. If you think of a mash-up of Alan Carr and Frank Carson with ...

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LATITUDE 2016: National Youth Dance Company – In-Nocentes

National Youth Dance Company in In nocentes

Choreographer:Michael Keegan-Dolan Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans Arriving on stage shortly after The Richard Alston Dance Company, who have just won the audience over, The National Youth Dance Company have a lot to live up to while closing proceedings on The Waterfront Stage for Sadler's Wells. Performing a full-length version of their work, In-Nocentes - a piece exploring ...

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