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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Blind Summit’ Citizen Puppet

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

A puppet docudrama exposing the shocking truth behind Jack and The Beanstalk.

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

Some of the puppeteers have been before, but none the puppets have. Terry claims to have been last year, but he also says he saw the original line-up of the Bee Gees and joined in with their set on keys. This is clearly nonsense.

How has the show developed on the way to Latitude?

It has been in development for a couple of years now, it is still developing now, and I am sure it will still be developing on the afternoon of 19th July.

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

Tina Henderson, a hard-edged Scottish puppet granny in the show, claims to know nothing about theatre and is happy to leave it to fancy London folk. However, the diversity of music, art and theatre at Latitude has persuaded her to leave her armchair, which can only be a good thing.

How have you been preparing for festival life?

Suki has been listening to Alt-J on repeat for three weeks to make sure she knows the words. She will then only sing the verses and dance through the choruses.

Everyone knows that’s what the cool kids do.

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

Puppets f*cking.

Whats the show that you dont want to miss at this years Latitude (apart from your own!)?

Kneehigh. Not only do they make great theatre, but at a height that is accessible for our puppets.

Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival?

Heels, darling.

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

Limp wrists and slipping in the odd innuendo.

Latitude is famous for its multi-coloured sheep – if your show was an animal what type of animal would it be?

A Panda. Beautiful. Dangerous. Hard to reproduce.


Blind Summit will be performing Citizen Puppet on Sunday 19th July atLatitude.

For more information visit www.latitudefestival.com or www.blindsummit.com


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