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LATITUDE 2016: Sara Pascoe, Shazia Mizra and Katherine Ryan

Venue: Comedy Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Friday afternoon at Latitude 2016 sees a triumvirate of funny women take to the comedy tent and keep the laughter flowing to a packed tent of stand-up fans. Whether a deliberate choice or not, the three-run a gamut from the rather sweet Sara Pascoe, to the dry Shazia Mirza, to the sweetly acidic ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Graeae Theatre Company – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Music &lyrics: Ian Dury Director: Jenny Sealey Musical Director: Robert Hyman Choreography: Mark Smith Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   There is something arrestingly timely about Graeae’s revival of their 2010 show celebrating the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads; something encouragingly cathartic about reveling in the anarchic rock and roll energy of a band that rebelled fiercely ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Sadler’s Wells Presents: Far From The Norm – H.O.H

NORM - HOH

Choreographer: Botis Sava Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   Far from a Latitude virgin, Sadler’s Wells return to their yearly home on The Waterfront Stage ready to showcase new talent, explore new themes and wow the audience surrounding them on either side of the lake. With the performers, all dressed in tracksuits and football tops, entering from behind ...

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LATITUDE 2016: The Paper Birds – Mobile

The Paper Birds - Mobile

Director: Jemma McDonnell Venue:Pandora’s Playground Reviewer: Nicole Evans What defines you? Yes, you. Class? Education? Career? Income? Upbringing? If your answer was yes to any of the above, should it have been? Should we really categorise ourselves based on our decisions – some of which heavily rely on a huge dollop of luck, good or bad, to reach their conclusions ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Chortle Student Comedy Award

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2016

Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Since it began in 2004, Chortle’s Student Comedy Award has a remarkable record of producing successful comedians. Simon Bird, Joe Lycett, and Adam Hess are all graduates of the competition, as is Phil Wang, who comperes a showcase of this year’s finalists at Latitude. The six student comedians vary in quality but all, ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Circa – Landscape With Monsters

Circa's Landscape With Monsters

Creator: Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble Director Yaron Lifschitz Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Kris Hallett   The relationship between man, nature and industry and is at the heart of Circa ‘s Landscape With Monsters, making its UK debut at this year’s Latitude. Taking inspiration from an industrial town called Taking inspiration from an industrial town called Wollongon, a place ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Hofesh Schechter Company – tHE bAD

Choreographer: Hofesh Schecter Venue: Dance On The Waterfront Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Hofesh Schechter’s Company burst onto the Waterfront Stage in a blitz of gold that provides a counterpoint to the purplish hues of the Suffolk night sky as it turns from dusk to black. Presenting the middle section of the companies Barbarians trilogy tHE bAD it’s a piece that ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Twelfth Night With Comedians

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Matt Bulmer and Liam Williams Venue: Theatre Tent Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Twelfth Night is arguably Shakespeare’s funniest play. Twelfth Night with a cast of comedians then should be a riot. It’s not. Fight In The Dog’s pacy, highly cut, one-off production at Latitude ahead of a performance at London’s Wonderground, is only ever mildly amusing. It ...

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