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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

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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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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

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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 ...

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