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Latitude 2019 – Friday Round-Up 

In contrast to the heatwave experienced here in 2018, this year’s festival has more typical British summer temperatures, with a glorious gentle breeze; how very civilised.  The Latitude line up is as strong as ever, with all manner of talks, theatre, comedy, music and dance awaiting the keen festival explorer looking to venture from one’s palatial canvas abode to the ...

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NEWS: The INK Festival 2019

The INK Festival 2019 goes from strength to strength with 2019 providing a bumper crop of emerging talent and established professionals alike. Creatives both young and old cover a range of performing arts that will excite and provoke the three-day festival going audience. The range of plays is impressive, over forty of them, by writers that all have a connection ...

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Variety Night – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: David Greig Reviewer:  R G Balgray Variety – it died some decades ago, right?  Well, no; Saturday night television has demonstrated that the corpse just won’t lie down, and an uncanny ability to morph into different forms, cannibalising other arts along the way. This might have been a starting point for the innovation of Lyceum Variety Nights, collaborating with ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Luke Wright

Luke Wright

Venue: Poetry Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Latitude’s Poetry tent is a second home for Luke Wright. After success with his shows Stay-At-Home Dandy and What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, which played London’s Soho Theatre earlier this year, he returns to his local festival to compere and to present a batch of new work in his own, hour-long show. ...

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FEATURE: 16 Years on and Pulse keeps getting stronger

It's May 2001 and Suffolk Youth Theatre is about to take to the New Wolsey Theatre stage with their innovative adaptation of The Jungle Book. Nothing remarkable about that but the opening night also marked the first performance under the Pulse Festival banner. Over the 16 years between, the festival has grown to become one of the countries most influential ...

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What I Learned from Johnny Bevan – Soho Theatre, London

Luke Wright in What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

Writer: Luke Wright Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   1997 was a pivotal year in British politics - the year New Labour swept to power and issue-based campaigning was seemingly replaced with spin, image and celebrity-endorsed government. But at the time, it felt like Britain was going through a renaissance, when important, far-reaching change would occur, a shift to ...

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INTERVIEW: What Luke Wright learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright

For half of his life, stand-up poet Luke Wright has been tying audiences up in knots with his punchy, often controversial, monologues in verse while, at the same time, mentoring other up-and-coming poets. He's one of a new generation of angry young men (and women) who intend using words as a mirror to reflect humanity's flaws and comic foibles. Now, ...

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