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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Latitude set for 13th Henham Park takeover

Latitude returns to Henham Park for its 13th edition from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 July 2018 and with the spring weather starting to push through and the bank holiday weekend giving us a small taste of freedom, it’s only natural that thoughts wander to our favourite festival of the year. Although still a good few months away the organisers ...

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Fantastic Mr Fox – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: Sam Holcroft Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Jay Nuttall  “No-one outfoxes a fox”. It’s an adage that is at the heart of Roald Dahl’s beloved tale – pardon the pun.  But when Mr Fox isn’t quite as fantastic as he once was – besieged by his nemesis and minus his bushy tail – he’s going to need ...

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MIF 2017: Fatherland – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 

Men with arms in the air

Writer: Scott Graham, Karl Hyde, Simon Stephens Music: Karl Hyde Director: Scott Graham Reviewer: Jo Beggs Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens all went home. Back to their scattered hometowns, those places long left behind but which had shaped their childhoods and their lives. In Corby, Kidderminster, and Stockport they interviewed men about their fathers and their sons. Some ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Lyric Hammersmith – The Importance Of Being Earnest

Lyric Hamnmersmith's The Importance Of Being Earnest - Latitude Festival

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Sean Holmes Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   It might be a first. Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest has over the past few years found directors prepared to chuck concepts at it. From Martin Jarvis and Nigel Hawthorne returning to the roles thirty years on from original success, or David Suchet dragging up ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Kris Hallett previews the weekend ahead

As campers begin to descend on Henham Park in Suffolk for the 11th Edition of the, now firmly established, Latitude Festival, The Reviews Hub team join them and have already set up their tents. From the site, Kris Hallett shares his views of the weekend ahead.   Latitude 2016 is, even at this early stage, is one up on last ...

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4:48 Psychosis – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Composer: Phillip Venables Libretto: adapted from 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane Director: Ted Huffman Conductor: Richard Baker Reviewer: T.L. Wiswell This opera is remarkable on many fronts. Firstly, it is the first adaptation of the works of Sarah Kane for opera. Her star is truly in ascendance, 15 years after her death: Sheffield Theaters mounted a Sarah Kane season featuring ...

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NEWS: First Theatre acts announced for Latitude 2016

In an effort to clear the winter blues and turn minds towards the summer, organisers have today [3 March 2016] announced first details of the theatre and arts line up for the 11th edition of Latitude Festival. Taking place from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July 2016 at Henham Park, Suffolk. Latitude Festival 2016 will have the theme ‘Love Thy ...

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Tadpoles – Lyric Hammersmith, London

Co-writers: Gilly Basleyfield and Dot Wood Music: Tayo Akinbode Choreography: TC Howard Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   The M6 Theatre Company has come up with another triumph of a play for small people. Tadpoles, based on a single voice play by Dennis Conlon, has a cast of three, Captain Conquer and Captain Clever, together with the unseen voice over of Mission ...

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