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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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LATITUDE 2016: Action To The Word – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Action To The Word's Midsummer Night's Dream at Latitude

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   So often the Dream is seen as the perfect family Shakespeare, a jolly few hours of magic, comedy and romantic entanglement in the wood. At the heart though is heat; the blazing sunshine of an Athenian summer and the raging horniness of lovers and fairies, who Shakespeare ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Graham Egg – Anarchist Cook

George Egg

Venue: The Little House Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Graham Egg has one mission... to encourage people to view the world around them differently in the hope of inspiring creativity. How does he intend to embark on this mission? By...erm...cooking food in a hotel room, using only the appliances provided... stay with me. Ok, so there's a little more to it ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper

Venue: Poetry Tent Reviewer: Andy Moseley   This 20-minute set starts very well but sadly goes downhill from there. Daniel Piper is billed as a comedy poet and storyteller who walks a tightrope of euphoria and embarrassment. His opening poem, telling the story of the one month he spent as a vegetarian, and how much he came to deeply dislike ...

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