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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: Sadler’s Wells Presents – Richard Alston Dance Company

Nomadic - Richard Alston Dance Company

Choreographer: Ajani Johnson-Goffe, Richard Alston,Martin Lawrance Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   After recruiting for volunteers for their Public Class shortly before their performances, The Richard Alston Dance Company, presented by Sadler's Wells, return to The Waterfront Stage to present extracts of some of their own work. First up is Stronghold II, an intense 15 minutes of water-tight ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Venue: The Comedy Tent Reviewer: Andy Moseley   As a comedian Mark Watson is not really relevant anymore, and in his Sunday slot at Latitude he resorts to old-school emotional blackmail by having his six-year-old son on stage with him to get audience sympathy and support. These, however, are his words, not this reviewers! Relevant or not, Watson still proves ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Luke McQueen

Venue: The Shed of Stories Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Some comedians pretend to be completely unprepared, making a virtue of their lack of planning, before going on to deliver an effortless stream of humour that takes an audience with them and easily fills the time they have before their set ends. Some comedians appear completely unprepared because that's what they ...

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LATITUDE 2016: David O’Doherty

David O'Doherty at Latitude

Venue: The Comedy Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   David O'Doherty occupies a unique shelf in the vast supermarket of Irish comedy exports. Combining the onstage nonchalance of Dave Allen with the sporadic surrealist philosophising of Bill Bailey, his music-based comedy is a glorious mix of increasingly outlandish aphorisms, endearingly unsure musings on life, and paralysingly funny songs played with childish ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Suggs

Suggs - Latitude Festival

Venue: The Sunrise Arena Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Saturday crowd at the late night Sunrise Arena was an eclectic mix of those who had heard of Madness, those who came expecting Suggs to be an up-and-coming undiscovered DJ (with a humorous exchange between daughter and father in which she asks "Is this your guy, Dad? "- about Gold Panda who ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Mulatu Astake

Mulatu Astatke

Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   The last day is now upon us and it's time for Latitude stages of all shapes and sizes to give us everything they've got to make the weekend a memorable one. With bold comedy, theatre galore and the echoes of the music stages to tempt a weary audience away, it is an ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Young Vic – Now We Are Here

Writer: Tamara McFarlane Director: Ian Rickson Venue: Live Art House Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Part of the Young Vic's series of four new works on the pursuit of freedom, written in collaboration with refugees, Now We Are Here is a powerful monologue by Tamara McFarlane telling the story of a young girl's lesbian relationship in Jamaica. The story is McFarlane's ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Gob Squad – Super Night Shot

Gob Squad's Super Night Shot

Devised and Performers: Gob Squad Venue: The Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Latitude Festival needs a hero. Someone to save the day for the average festival goer, to provide toilet roll for those in need, fight anyone with ill intent and fall in love with a suitable love interest in time for a climactic final kiss. Gob Squad's film ...

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