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LATITUDE 2015: Un Mondo Pieno Di Sogni

Venue: The Lake Artist(s): Studio Festi devisers: Ami Jade Cadillac and Monica Maimone Reviewer: Glen Pearce Henham Park’s lake has always been a central feature of the Latitude Festival. The 10thanniversary edition may have seen swimming allowed in the lake for the first time but the lake also provides a fluid stage for the return of Studio Festi. Studio Festi ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Framed

Artist(s): Sadler's Wells -National Youth Dance Company Choreographer:Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans Having had a great presence at this year's festival, Sadler's Wells wraps up its offerings on The Waterfront Stage by presenting the National Youth Dance Company and their performance of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Framed. With 30 dancers on stage some carnage regarding space ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Voices In Your Head

Hosted by Deborah Frances-White with Thom Tuck, Marcus Brigstocke, Joe Lycett, and Sara Pascoe Venue: The Literary Arena Reviewer: Nicole Evans The Literature Arena is relatively quiet for a Saturday evening show with the majority of the crowds bound for Portishead and The Vaccines, so the carpeted tent makes for a peaceful haven to sit and relax in the company ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Monotone Man

Artist(s): The Human Zoo Director: FlorenceO'Mahony Devised by: The Company Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a theme developing in Pandora's Playground at Latitude this year. Full Stop looks at the challenges of being a commuter and, across the field, similar themes are being explored in The Human Zoo's Monotone Man. It's a monotone world that these characters inhabit. ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Joanne

Artist(s): Tanya Moodie for Clean Break Writers: Chino Odimba, Theresa Ikoko, Ursula Rani Sarma, Deborah Bruce, Laura Lomas Director: Roisin McBrinn Venue: The Little House Reviewer: Glen Pearce Mental Health provision is a hot topic at the moment. While the various service providers are placed under the microscope there’s often a forgotten group. Like a stone thrown into the Latitude ...

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LATITUDE 2015: How To Win Against History

Writer/Performer: Seiriol Davies Venue:The Little House Reviewer: Nicole Evans Billed as a 'hilarious, ripped-up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous', How To Win Against History by Seiriol Davies opens the final day of the festival's offerings from The Little House. Telling the tale of the well known and much loved (right?) Henry Syril Pagett, The 5th Marquis ...

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LATITUDE 2015: The Last Leg Live

Artist(s): Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker Venue: The Comedy Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce Often live versions of a TV show hits miss the mark. Trying to recreate a much-loved format in front of a live audience is a challenge. When that live audience is a festival audience the challenge is even greater. The Last Leg,though, is a perfect fit ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Alan Davies

Venue: Comedy Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett Alan Davies certainly knows how to work up a festival crowd. Lunchtime on the first day and there are already queues stretching outside the sauna-like conditions of the comedy tent all waiting to see the comedian who made his name in Jonathan Creek and then became even more popular through his weekly appearances as ...

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