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LATITUDE 2015: Failed States

  Music and Lyrics: Desmond O'Connor Book: Andrew Taylor Director: Patrick Wilde Musical Director: Stuart Barr Venue:Theatre Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce There is nothing to fear but fear itself. If we’re innocent we have nothing to fear. Our Government is here to protect its citizens. Truth will out. All these phrases shape our core beliefs but how many of them ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Un Mondo Pieno Di Sogni

Venue: The Lake Artist(s): Studio Festi devisers: Ami Jade Cadillac and Monica Maimone Reviewer: Glen Pearce Henham Park’s lake has always been a central feature of the Latitude Festival. The 10thanniversary edition may have seen swimming allowed in the lake for the first time but the lake also provides a fluid stage for the return of Studio Festi. Studio Festi ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Monotone Man

Artist(s): The Human Zoo Director: FlorenceO'Mahony Devised by: The Company Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a theme developing in Pandora's Playground at Latitude this year. Full Stop looks at the challenges of being a commuter and, across the field, similar themes are being explored in The Human Zoo's Monotone Man. It's a monotone world that these characters inhabit. ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Joanne

Artist(s): Tanya Moodie for Clean Break Writers: Chino Odimba, Theresa Ikoko, Ursula Rani Sarma, Deborah Bruce, Laura Lomas Director: Roisin McBrinn Venue: The Little House Reviewer: Glen Pearce Mental Health provision is a hot topic at the moment. While the various service providers are placed under the microscope there’s often a forgotten group. Like a stone thrown into the Latitude ...

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LATITUDE 2015: The Last Leg Live

Artist(s): Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker Venue: The Comedy Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce Often live versions of a TV show hits miss the mark. Trying to recreate a much-loved format in front of a live audience is a challenge. When that live audience is a festival audience the challenge is even greater. The Last Leg,though, is a perfect fit ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Game

Artist(s): Unstable King Venue: The Little House Reviewer: Glen Pearce Ever thought life was too surreal to be true? That an unseen force was making you complete a series of tasks for no apparent reason? Then you could actually be a participant, unbeknown to you, in a computer game being guided by some unseen controller. That’s the premise for Unstable ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Full Stop

Artist(s): Light The Fuse Directors: Gemma Fairlie andNeil Bettles Designer: Mika Handley Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Glen Pearce Festival goers are used to stumbling uponthe unexpected across Henham Park during Latitude but a London Bus Stop supplanted into the Suffolk Countryside still raises the odd eyebrow. Light The Fuse's Full Stop was one of the surprise hits from Latitude 2014 ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Ruby Wax – Sane New World

Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce Fresh from gaining her Masters Degree in Mindfulness andCognitive Therapy at Oxford University, Ruby Wax is on something of a mission. She explains that she became the poster image for mental illness by chance but her latest tour, Sane New World, has something of an evangelical feel. It's always a challenge to hold the ...

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