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LATITUDE: The Theban Motherf**ker- Cabaret Tent

Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having given us a ‘Creep’ of a Dracula and a Victorian Secret runway of A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the past few festivals, hope was high for Action To The Word’s The Theban MotherF**ker, a rock opera ode to Thebe’s most famous Freudian dream. This reviewer hasn’t always been in love with the work artistic director Alexandra Spencer-Jones has created but has always ...

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A Clockwork Orange – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Anthony Burgess Director:  Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you could end violence forever by adjusting someone’s personality, would you? Even if it meant that the criminal lost their own humanity, and would that make you as barbaric as them? These debates were given voice by Anthony Burgess’ controversial 1962 novel, which became the equally controversial 1971 Kubrick film ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Action To The Word – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Action To The Word's Midsummer Night's Dream at Latitude

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   So often the Dream is seen as the perfect family Shakespeare, a jolly few hours of magic, comedy and romantic entanglement in the wood. At the heart though is heat; the blazing sunshine of an Athenian summer and the raging horniness of lovers and fairies, who Shakespeare ...

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NEWS: Latitude Festival highlights to perform at National Theatre

Those unable to make it to Henham Park this year can get a flavour of Suffolk as the National Theatre’s River Stage hosts highlights of the 11th Latitude Festival, in a weekend of music, theatre, dance and literature. The line up from Latitude will include (among others) Tina C, Action To The Word’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, nabokov, Latitude’s infamous ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Kris Hallett previews the weekend ahead

As campers begin to descend on Henham Park in Suffolk for the 11th Edition of the, now firmly established, Latitude Festival, The Reviews Hub team join them and have already set up their tents. From the site, Kris Hallett shares his views of the weekend ahead.   Latitude 2016 is, even at this early stage, is one up on last ...

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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 ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Dracula

Writer: Bram Stoker Artist(s): Action To The Word adaptation: By Company Venue: Theatre Tent Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones Reviewer: Kris Hallett Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a novel that provides endless inspiration for artists to reinvent. From Christopher Lee’s iconic vampire for Hammer to Ford Francis Coppolla’s version, which recasts the Count as the tragic protagonist, people keep coming back to this ...

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LATITUDE LOWDOWN: Action To The Word’s Dracula

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A SteamPunk rock concert version of the Bram Stoker original, electrified for a new generation 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 fourth Latitude. The first time I produced the amazing James Rhodes ...

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