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Founded in 2006, Latitude Festival coined the tagline ‘More than a music festival’ and it certainly is. Alongside major names on the music stages, Latitude offers a range of theatre, dance, poetry, comedy and literature over four days in the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk. Multi-coloured sheep and attendees from 8-80 make this one of the most diverse festivals on the circuit.

LATITUDE 2015: Beauty Of The Beast

Artist(s): Company Chameleon Choreographer: Anthony Missen Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans Beauty Of The Beast is a new full-length work by Company Chameleon that aims to peel back and explore the many faces of man and male group dynamics. Covering common emotional ground such as strength, violence, camaraderie and vulnerability, it attempts to present each subject matter both ...

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LATITUDE 2015: The Elephant And The Dog

Artist(s): Cuckoo Theatre Stage: The Little House Reviewer: Nicole Evans It is slightly disconcerting to arrive at The Little House at Latitude nine minutes prior to its Fridayopening show to see the production team still assembling the doorway. We are miraculously let in on time and most fears are alleviated by a seemingly complete, albeit simple, set consisting of a ...

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Interview: Latitude’s sheep in chic clothing

As final checks are made ahead of the gates opening for this year’s Latitude Festival, The Public Reviews snuck behind the scenes to have an exclusive chat with the poster girls of the festival. While Portishead, Alt-J and Noel Gallagher are limbering up for their headlining performances, another group have seen it all before, and are already in position to ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Phil Ellis on Funz and Gamez at Latitude

Latitude Festival is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. It is the perfect setting for a family game show,butFunzandGamez isn’t your usual children’s game show. Prizes may or may not be on offer and alongside the catchy songs and whacky games, Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will ensure the festival spirit is in full flow. Phil Ellis spoke to Glen ...

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INTERVIEW: Christopher Brett Bailey on axe wielding at Latitude

Christopher Brett Bailey is renowned for his full-throttle vocal performances in shows such as This Is How We Die. For this year’s Latitude Festival, however, the writer, performer and musician will be offering a different style of entertainment that is sure to rock the festival site. He explains more to Glen Pearce. So tell us about the show you are ...

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Latitude: The Kids Are Alright

Regardless of its famous cross-generational appeal, by its very nature the age demographic of Latitude Festival is bound to favour the young and participants over the past few years have been getting younger. Paul Couch spoke to Elli Chapman, Artistic Director of CultureWorks East at Latitude’s press launch. In collaboration with Norwich-based youth arts company Culture Works East, and the ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Joanna Griffin’s Clown Slut

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A one-woman show, bursting with feel-good feminism for the lads and ladies. Is this your first visit to the Latitude Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? This is my first Latitude so I’ve heard it’s a rather civilised affair with families and culture ...

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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 ...

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