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LATITUDE: The Theban Motherf**ker- Cabaret Tent

Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having given us a ‘Creep’ of a Dracula and a Victorian Secret runway of A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the past few festivals, hope was high for Action To The Word’s The Theban MotherF**ker, a rock opera ode to Thebe’s most famous Freudian dream. This reviewer hasn't always been in love with the work artistic director Alexandra Spencer-Jones has created but has always ...

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Ladies’ Day – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Amanda Whittington Directors: Jason Capewell and Alasdair Harvey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Four disparate and apparently breezy ladies escape their humdrum lives in a fish packing company for a day, celebrating Pearl’s retirement by having a day at the races. During their day away, we find each has hidden depths as secrets are revealed. For each, the day is a turning ...

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Latitude: Sunday Cabaret round-up

With the weather so hot this weekend (we're not complaining...honestly), many are taking refuge for some longer stints in some of the more covered arenas and, particularly with Dylan Moran ensuring the comedy tent is jam-packed, this includes the cabaret. Kicking off a couple of hours worth of 'fun' is Zack Zucker, who has come all the way from New ...

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Latitude: Flight, Faraway Forest

Reviewer: Robin Winters Darkfield, the company founded by Glen Heath & David Rosenberg, returns to Latitude following the success of last year's immersive installation, Seance. This year, the duo brings Flight, once again in a shipping container, once again in pitch darkness for around 20 minutes. With an age guidance of 14+ and having been given some knowledge of the nature ...

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Latitude: Sally Butcher, Persepolis – Theatre of Food

Reviewer: Robin Winters Last year's Latitude was criticised a little for reducing the amount of theatre/spoken word performance spaces that were on offer with The Speakeasy combining the Poetry and Literature tents and the removal of The Little House, so it is good to see some new areas having popped up around the site. One of these new additions is ...

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Latitude Festival: How To Fail At Being Perfect – Theatre Tent

Director: Nele Van Den Broeck Musical Director: Emma Oliver Trend Reviewer: Kris Hallett In the year 2138, the dog-eat-dog world has taken hold in London, only the busy people have survived and these successes are far too busy to raise a family. Yet what do they do when they feel the need to have that child, for example, for a ...

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Read All About It – Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, Coventry

Writer: Jennifer Farmer (City Final),   Directors: Leon Phillips, Naomi Wood, Paul O’Donnell, Reena Jaisiah, Claire Proctor, Natalie Russo (City Final), Oliver Scott (Retold) Choreographer: Olver Scott (Retold) Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The 1950s was a big decade in Coventry’s history. Much of the city, including its historic St Michael’s Cathedral, most of its industrial capacity and over 4000 homes, was flattened in ...

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