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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Action To The Word – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Festival season is in full flow and, here at The Reviews Hub,we’re tents pitched and wellies washed for our return to Suffolk’s Latitude Festival. With so much happening across Henham Park it can be hard to choose what to see. Our cheeky Latitude Lowdown series offers you the chance to hear about some of the offerings to be had. Glen Pearce spoke to Action To The Word.

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy set in Ancient Greece with an extra sprinkling of Hedonism

Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival – if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?

This is Action To The Word’s fourth Latitude Festival and we LOVE it!

How important is it for festivals such as Latitude to have arts programming alongside the music acts?

Vitally important. Latitude played a huge role in showcasing our first major touring show A Clockwork Orange and it is a superb platform for new and experimental work.

How have you been preparing for festival life?

Fortunately, we’ve gathered up a good collection of tents and wellies over the last couple of years, but as the company is so big this year, we’re really going to make the Performer’s Campsite our own.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Latitude offerings?

Our shows are always well received at Latitude as they incorporate the festival spirit, use lots of movement and music and are never simply what they seem. Latitude is the world premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and we’re very proud that our first performance of the play (set in the woods) will literally be in a theatre in the woods.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Latitude (apart from your own!)?

We can’t wait to see what our friends at Les Enfants Terrible have brought and we’re looking forward to seeing Sadler’s work this year.

Are you camping at Latitude and if so what is your one top camping tip?

We are. Lots of water…don’t bother with making your own food, the food at the festival is great.

Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival – and why?

Wellies – great excuse!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at 5pm on Saturday 16 July at the Theatre Stage atthis year’s Latitude Festival, which runs 14-17 July 2016

For more information visitwww.actiontotheword.com or www.latitudefestival.com

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