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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: Paines Plough – With A Little Bit Of Luck

Paines Plough's With A Little Bit Of Luck

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Stef O'Driscoll Venue: Film and Music Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   If you’re over 50, the Summer of Love is 1967. If you’re not, it’s probably 2001, the year in which England beat Germany 5-1 in Munich, Tony Blair was re-elected in Labour’s second successive landslide election win, and Garage music was sweeping the UK’s thriving ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Improbable and Blind Summit – Animo

Director: Lee Simpson Venue: The Theatre Tent Reviewer: Nicole Evans Friday afternoon in The Theatre Tent sees Improbable and Blind Summit collaborate for an intriguing sounding improvised puppetry performance 'like no other'. Animo has no set, no script and no real idea what will happen. Sadly this is where they went wrong... It starts with promise, with the first sketch ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Young Vic & Royal Court – Cuttin’ It

Adelayo Adedayo - Image: David Sandison

Writer: Charlene James Director: Gbolahan Obisesan Venue: The Little House Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Cuttin’ It won the Alfred Fagon award for best new play and the George Devine award for most promising playwright for its author, Charlene James. Seeing it at a one-off performance in Latitude Festival’s The Little House, it is obvious why. Cuttin’ It, which tackles the ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Sara Pascoe, Shazia Mizra and Katherine Ryan

Venue: Comedy Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Friday afternoon at Latitude 2016 sees a triumvirate of funny women take to the comedy tent and keep the laughter flowing to a packed tent of stand-up fans. Whether a deliberate choice or not, the three-run a gamut from the rather sweet Sara Pascoe, to the dry Shazia Mirza, to the sweetly acidic ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Graeae Theatre Company – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Music &lyrics: Ian Dury Director: Jenny Sealey Musical Director: Robert Hyman Choreography: Mark Smith Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   There is something arrestingly timely about Graeae's revival of their 2010 show celebrating the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads; something encouragingly cathartic about reveling in the anarchic rock and roll energy of a band that rebelled fiercely ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Sadler’s Wells Presents: Far From The Norm – H.O.H

NORM - HOH

Choreographer: Botis Sava Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Far from a Latitude virgin, Sadler's Wells return to their yearly home on The Waterfront Stage ready to showcase new talent, explore new themes and wow the audience surrounding them on either side of the lake. With the performers, all dressed in tracksuits and football tops, entering from behind ...

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LATITUDE 2016: The Paper Birds – Mobile

The Paper Birds - Mobile

Director: Jemma McDonnell Venue:Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans What defines you? Yes, you. Class? Education? Career? Income? Upbringing? If your answer was yes to any of the above, should it have been? Should we really categorise ourselves based on our decisions - some of which heavily rely on a huge dollop of luck, good or bad, to reach their conclusions ...

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