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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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One Small Step—New Ohio Theatre, New York

[One Small Step] [New Ohio Theatre, Ice Factory Festival] [NYC] (c)Jack Frederick

Writer: The Saint Fortune Collective Choreographer: Emily Craver & Emily Pacilio Director: Gavin Price Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival celebrates its 25th year this summer. In honor of this milestone, the festival departed from its usual open submission process and instead asked some of their most celebrated alumni to “identify companies they're watching as ...

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Ivanov – New York City Center, New York

Writer: Anton Chekhov Director: Timofey Kulyabin Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The joke goes: What do you call someone that speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American. And so it is for this reviewer at the Theatre of Nations’ brilliant production of Ivanov at New York ...

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What Happened That Night – IRT Theater, New York

(What Happened That Night) (IRT Theater, NYC) (c)Clinton B Photography

Writer: Lia Romeo Director: Allison Benko Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers As part of Project Y Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Festival, Lia Romeo’s What Happened That Night tackles the challenging subject of gray-area sexual assault. This reviewer knows she cannot divorce her feelings or personal experience from the subject matter at hand, as some audience members may find as well. In ...

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