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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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But It Still Goes On  – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer:  Robert Graves Director:  Fidelis Morgan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire This is an odd one: a ‘lost’ Robert Graves play which documents the aftershocks of war and, surprisingly, has two characters, one male and one female, struggling to come to terms with their homosexuality. Very funny and almost embarrassingly melodramatic, it’s difficult to label this play with a genre. Perhaps, as ...

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The Lehman Trilogy – National Theatre, London

Writer: Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power Director: Sam Mendes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 was one of the seismic events of a financial collapse from which the world has yet to fully recover. But Stefano Massini’s play, first performed in Paris in 2013 and presented here in a new English language adaptation by Ben ...

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As You Like It – Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Rosalind in As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s greatest female roles, a protagonist with wit and intelligence who commands much of the action. The play itself will either sweep you away with its dreamy romanticism, or, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, it’s crowd-pleasing sentimentality will get on your nerves. Max ...

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