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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 2016 – Ivo Graham

Ivo Graham

Venue: The Comedy Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Ivo Graham went to Eton and Oxford. And you can tell. He is well spoken, well dressed, talks about family holidays in the Algarve and boasts of his affection for Halloumi. You should hate him, but you can’t. He’s just too loveable. From anecdotes about his time spent as house-catering rep at boarding ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums at Latitude

Venue: The Theatre Tent Reviewer: Nicole Evans Paul Merton, whose popularity is clear by the length of the queue for The Theatre Tent (and the looks of horror from those arriving to join the back) joins Latitude for a rather early slot on the bill, joined by some Impro Chums, ready to lighten the moods of an increasingly-tired crowd. Arriving ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicome Latitude

Artist: Josh Widdicombe Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Josh Widdicombe does not do edgy comedy. Josh Widdicombe does not do comedy your parents wouldn't approve of. Josh Widdicombe does comedy that is aimed fairly and squarely at a mainstream audience and prime time TV shows. What he does he does very well. Opening with jokes about what he ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Squeeze

Squeeze at Latitude Festival

Venue: Obelisk Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Squeeze are undoubtedly enjoying a renaissance thanks to the Danny Baker penned series Cradle to Grave. With their first album in seventeen years giving them their best album chart placing outside of greatest hits collections, they can feel justified in not simply playing a greatest hits set and including several new tracks in between ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Lyric Hammersmith – The Importance Of Being Earnest

Lyric Hamnmersmith's The Importance Of Being Earnest - Latitude Festival

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Sean Holmes Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It might be a first. Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest has over the past few years found directors prepared to chuck concepts at it. From Martin Jarvis and Nigel Hawthorne returning to the roles thirty years on from original success, or David Suchet dragging up ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Luke Wright

Luke Wright

Venue: Poetry Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Latitude’s Poetry tent is a second home for Luke Wright. After success with his shows Stay-At-Home Dandy and What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, which played London’s Soho Theatre earlier this year, he returns to his local festival to compere and to present a batch of new work in his own, hour-long show. ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Poetry Tent – Saturday Morning

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Venue: Poetry Arena Reviewer:Nicole Evans   With the main stages in full swing by the time Michelle Madsen enters the stage to compere, the Poetry Arena has a lot to compete with to win over a hungover crowd who possibly partied too hard on Friday evening, but compete it does. Masden gets off to a great start, despite immediately disappointing ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Soho Theatre Presents – Friday Cabaret

Le Gateaux Chocolat at Latitude Festical

Venue: Cabaret Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Once the headliners have left the music stages, Latitude shifts its focus to late night entertainments that are strictly for adults only. Soho Theatre took over the cabaret tent on Friday night with a smorgasbord of acts that veer between touching torch songs to deluded dancing magicians and a stand-up act that was ...

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