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Latitude 2019 – On reflection

As the wet weather sets in and it seems summer may be over all too soon, reflections on the last day of Latitude, when we were slightly too tired to think straight, let alone produce any material that would make sense, and the festival weekend in general come to the forefront of our minds. As everything reached its conclusion on ...

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Latitude 2019 – Saturday evening antics and Sunday morning cool-downs

Heavy rain has just cleared, the lightening is no longer posing a threat and strolling past the Obelisk Arena the smooth sound of Irish rock band Walking on Cars tempt lost wanderers to sit for a while and listen to the round tones of lead singer Patrick Sheehy. The group have an appealing guitar pop sound, which feels vaguely eighties, ...

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Latitude 2019 – Friday night tunes and Saturday morning Waterfront idyll

Headlining Friday night is George Ezra. With his sunny demeanour and catchy tunes, he wows his young audience through the patters of the rain. Like a 21st-century Rick Astley with splashes of Johnny Cash and Talking Heads, his sing-along ditties rock the crowd as this English summer evening continues.  “This is one I sing on karaoke after four pints on ...

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Latitude 2019 – Friday Round-Up 

In contrast to the heatwave experienced here in 2018, this year’s festival has more typical British summer temperatures, with a glorious gentle breeze; how very civilised.  The Latitude line up is as strong as ever, with all manner of talks, theatre, comedy, music and dance awaiting the keen festival explorer looking to venture from one’s palatial canvas abode to the ...

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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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LATITUDE: Femme Fatale – Cabaret Tent, Latitude Festival

Reviewer: Kris Hallett Now this is a rarity. A proper one-star stinker that features a triple threat of terrible book, slack direction and uncertain performances. It takes a lot to clear the cabaret tent of the exhausted and the damned seeking shade from the blazing sunshine on Sunday afternoon at Latitude, but here it’s achieved with ease. It was so ...

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LATITUDE: Theatre Ad Infinitum – No Kids, Theatre Arena

Writer & Director: George Mann and Nir Paldi Reviewer: Kris Hallett Nir and George are partners, artistically and in real life. Over the past decade they have built up their company Theatre Ad Infinitum and their lives up to a position of stability and respectability and are now ready to ask one of life’s most pressing questions; is it time ...

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Latitude: Rag N’ Bone Man – Obelisk Arena

Reviewer: Simon Topping Rag “N” Bone Man, AKA Rory Rory Graham, has come a long way in a short time. His meteoric rise has come since the release of his debut solo album Human in the February of 2017. In under eighteen months his debut album has sold over three quarters of a million copies, he has won two Brit ...

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