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Latitude Festival: Jonathan Pie – Comedy Stage

Creator: Tom Walker Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto stage red-faced and raging from the start, Jonathan Pie barely takes a breath as he launches into his first tirade of a short 40-minute set. The creation of Tom Walker, Pie, a fictitious news reporter of no fixed channel, has become a YouTube sensation in the past year or two, gaining millions ...

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Pop Music – Latitude, Theatre Arena

Writer: Anna Jordan Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Kris Hallett The Paines Plough gig theatre slot has become a little bit of a Latitude tradition. A hot new playwright writing an hour piece to a soundtrack that gets the crowds at Henham Park off their chairs and into the groove. Previously they have presented Sabrina Mahfouz's With A Little Bit Of Luck ...

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Latitude Festival: QI  Live – Comedy Stage

Reviewer: Simon Topping  For the first time ever the mainstay and great love of British television, QI, comes to the stage. A rough and ready mix of Latitude festival guests, including Rachel Parris, Lou Sanders and Marcus Brigstocke join the panel, alongside stalwart Alan Davies and fabulous chairperson, Sandy Toksvig.  Highly anticipated by a bulging comedy tent and bounding onto ...

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Latitude Festival: Sadler’s Wells – Double-bill dance on The Waterfront 

Reviewer: Robin Winters Arriving on stage and beginning to dance unannounced, Humanhood immediately both throw us completely and draw us straight into their mesmerising 15-minutes of contemporary infusions. The first of a dance double bill and part of Sadler’s Wells’ weekend offerings, Humanhood sees a pair of dancers intertwine in a short yet faced paced, perfectly controlled display of utter brilliance; seeming to never take their ...

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Latitude: Relaxation round-up

The ideal day for relaxation at Latitude would be Sunday, but this year, it felt fitting to start the weekend as we mean to go on and aim for the ultimate chill-out on the first full day. Kicking off with some Disco Yoga over at the Waterfront, Sarah Hunt does her absolute best to wind us all down before we ...

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Latitude: Suffrageddon, Theatre Arena

Reviewer: Kris Hallett We’re in a room where it happens but it’s not THE room. In the years after a game-changing musical there are guaranteed years of imitators coming along to try to bask in some of the glory, and more importantly, box office bonanza’s of these works. It hasn’t taken long for Hamilton’s influence to take hold, SUFFRAGEDDONis so in thrall ...

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Latitude Live: BBC Radio 4, The Kitchen Cabinet

Latitude Festival isn't the most obvious place for a live radio broadcast with rowdy campers and distant drum beats threatening to ruin a piece; but BBC Radio 4 decided to brave the potential elements once again and take some lucky festival-goers to a secret studio for a recording of their foodie panel show, The Kitchen Cabinet. Presented by Jay Rayner, ...

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