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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – A great time had but where’s the theatre?

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. Reviewer KRIS HALLETT offers his overview. Latitude 2017 from a theatrical standpoint felt slightly short changed then in previous years. Less big shows, fewer performances and fewer works to see. Yet by and large ...

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FEATURE: Latitude 2017 – Bigger and better than ever

Now in its 12th year, Latitude Festival returned to Henham Park over the weekend to present its 2017 offerings to an eager, now larger than ever, crowd. With three consecutive festivals under her belt and now feeling somewhat like a veteran, NICOLE EVANS rounds up her Latitude 2017 experience.  The excitement of returning to Latitude sets in well before the date for me, ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sinners Club

Writer & Composer: Lucy Rivers Director: Titus Halder Reviewer: Kris Hallett  It was a sparsely attended cabaret tent on the last evening of the festival where most exhausted revellers were pushing through for one last rave with Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage. Yet performer, writer and composer Lucy Rivers doesn’t let this stop her, for an audience of 50 ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – The Negro Problem: Notes On A Native Song

Devised by: Stew Reviewer: Kris Hallett  Latitude 2017 has felt like the year when art forms have blurred. Theatre has moved into the cabaret tent, cabaret into the comedy and music sets into the theatre arena. Noah and The Whale front man Charlie Fink played a selection of his new tracks to accompany a monologue regarding a journey of discovery. ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Conductor: Ben Glassberg Reviewer: Nicole Evans Comedian and composer Vikki Stone's debut orchestral composition, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, is a tricky act to sum up. Conceptually, it has the potential to be great, and at times it is, the problem lies with knowing it could be better but not quite being able to put a firm finger on what needs ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Public Service Broadcasting

Reviewer: Nicole Evans With the recent independent label release of their third full album, Every Valley, anticipation builds as to whether Public Service Broadcasting will just be out to promote it or if they will fulfil the inevitable hopes of them playing their old favourites too. Diving straight in to a self-titled classic, hopes remain high and we are not ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me

Devised by: Dickie Beau Director: Jan-Willem Van Den Bosch Reviewer: Kris Hallett Latitude Arts Programmer Tania Harrison has nailed her booking this year. Hot Brown Honey blew the cobwebs of a long drive away on Thursday night and my colleague awarded the full five stars to Voices of the Amazon. Well here is another one from voice sync artist extraordinaire ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – New Adventures: Country

Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Lucy Ross Matthew Bourne's New Adventures delivered a welcomed snippet of their touring show Country. The well-known and delightful dance routines complimented and set itself perfectly into the green trees and rolling hills of the Latitude festival backdrop, immersing its audience in the music and picturesque sequences representing the English countryside in the 'good old days'. ...

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