How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A furious,funny, filthy solo show about tax avoidance and the few who have it all.
Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
It’s my first time there as a performer. I went in 2010 as a punter and loved it – great mix of music and theatre.
How has the show developed on the way to Latitude?
For The Little People is based on the highly controversial production, Islands, that premiered at The Bush Theatre, a visceral, hard-hitting piece of theatre about the dark world of international finance. This is a one-woman show based on that production that goes into development at the beginning of July. It’s a direct reflection of Islands and is followed by a discussion about tax avoidance that’s chaired by John Christensen from the Tax Justice Network who supported the development of the project.
How important is it for festivals such as Latitude to have arts programming alongside the music acts?
Latitude has developed a reputation for programming some of the most exciting theatre and performance from the UK. As an artist it’s important to engage and reach as wider audience as possible. Performing to a festival audience opens the door to an eclectic audience that are not limited by location. Although people are paying for a ticket to the festival, they probably feel more willing to take a risk and see a show that they may not pay for in other circumstances.
How have you been preparing for festival life?
I’ve not started yet – except I do own a tent so all fine.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Latitude offerings?
For The Little People is being premièred/trialled at Latitude – this will be it’s very first outing. So the Latitude audience will be the first people to ever see the show, which is pretty exciting! The show is also followed by a panel discussion chaired by John Christensen from the Tax Justice Network, which is set to be a fascinating and challenging debate.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Latitude (apart from your own!)?
Clean Break’s Joanne sounds brilliant, Bryony Kimmings and Kneehigh’s work in progress also sound great!
Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival?
Are you camping at Latitude and if so what’s your one top camping tip?
Put your cloths in plastic bags so you have dry clothes if your tent gets wet.
Latitude is famous for its multi-coloured sheep – if your show was an animal what type of animal would it be?
A bull in a china shop.
Caroline Horton will be performing at Latitude on Friday 17th July