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Founded in 2006, Latitude Festival coined the tagline ‘More than a music festival’ and it certainly is. Alongside major names on the music stages, Latitude offers a range of theatre, dance, poetry, comedy and literature over four days in the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk. Multi-coloured sheep and attendees from 8-80 make this one of the most diverse festivals on the circuit.

Latitude Festival 2017 – National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic

Reviewer: Nicole Evans Having seen the superb array of talents National Youth Dance Company has had to offer a Latitude audience for the previous two years, expectations for their return are high. This year bringing Tarantiseismic, created by guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, the 40-strong company take to the Waterfront stage en-masse, completely dressed in white, and prepare for the ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sh!t Theatre: DollyWould

Devised by: Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit Reviewer: Kris Hallett Sh!t Theatre love Dolly. So much so that they are prepared to lie on an Arts Council funding form to make a pilgrimage to Dollywood over in Florida. In Sh!t Theatre style a show comes out of the wandering. Just like a trip, what follows is a rambling, personal and ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Lubomyr Melnyk

Reviewer: Nicole Evans It's the last day at Latitude Festival and tents are already beginning to be packed away. With the tiredness of a busy weekend starting to set in, the prospect of anything particularly energetic to kick off the day is far from the minds of most. Tucked away in the woods at the Sunrise Arena, far away from ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Ida Barr

Reviewer: Nicole Evans While the majority of the Latitude world flocks to Saturday night headliners, Mumford and Sons, on the main stage, those few of us who aren't fans pile into the Cabaret tent to see the only other act on the line-up that sounds like it will be far enough away to drown out the guitar strums. Latitude and ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sisters Grimm: Voices of The Amazon

Director: Pietra Mello-Pittman Choreographer: Helen Pickett Musical Director: Rob Barron Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a Brazillian-fused contemporary dance piece intertwined with ballet and capoeira, Sisters Grimm's Voices of the Amazon tells the tale of the love between two water-spirit sisters who live beneath the deep waters of the Amazon river. When one becomes ill, the other ventures above ground in search of ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – New Adventures: Country

Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lucy Ross Matthew Bourne's New Adventures delivered a welcomed snippet of their touring show Country. The well-known and delightful dance routines complimented and set itself perfectly into the green trees and rolling hills of the Latitude festival backdrop, immersing its audience in the music and picturesque sequences representing the English countryside in the 'good old days'. ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 at Latitude Festival 2017 (Cont.)

By KRIS HALLETT Along with Edinburgh and panto, Latitude is the one time of year where theatre can be a morning activity as well as a form keeping nocturnal hours. Consequently with coffees still in hand, a small spattering of cultural vultures packed into the Speakeasy tent to see a first work-in-progress showing of theatremaker Daniel Bye’s latest. So much ...

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UPDATE: Day 2 Comedy at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS With so much going on all at once at Latitude it's simply impossible to get around everything, but in the spirit of ensuring a sample of all that is on offer, Saturday morning begins with a couple of hours in the Comedy tent. Phil Ellis, who is no stranger to the festival, kicks things off with his ...

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