Category Archives: Latitude

A Wet Sunday to Finish

Having enjoyed at least 24 hours of relatively good weather, the heavens opened once again this morning setting the scene for a soggy final day. But the conditions bring with them certain advantages – most notably that crowds tend to … Continue reading

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Here Lies Mary Spindler (RSC)

Directly after the madness that was Grace Jones (hats off to anyone who can huluhoop for 10 minutes straight while singing the finale to a rainsoaked headline festival set) I fought my way in amongst the swarming masses to see the RSC’s … Continue reading

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Latitude in a Minute: Kirsten Turner from Nabokov

Yesterday evening, in a conversation marred only by its proximity to the loos, I heard from Kirsten Turner, stage manager for Nabokov theatre company, about the four shows they’ve been doing across the festival site this weekend. Nabokov are keeping you pretty busy … Continue reading

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The Eternal Not (NT), Supernova (Lyric Hammersmith)

Just emerged blinking into the evening sun after a marathon session in the Theatre Arena. Started off with Osip Theatre’s Stab in the Dark, a series of interlaced monologues on the subject of losing your virginity. Nicely performed by the company … Continue reading

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Latitude Photos: Around the Site

Photographer Ben Westaway has been snapping photos of Latitude 2009 for Whatsonstage.com. Here’s a selection…

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Latitude in a Minute: Hywel John from Osip Theatre

I bumped into actor Hywel John from Osip Theatre over breakfast in the performers’ area this morning. Here’s what he has to say about their show, A Stab in the Dark. So what’s the show about? It’s a verbatim piece; … Continue reading

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suddenlossofdignity.com (Bush Theatre)

This is the latest project from the Bush to premiere at Latitude, following their successful showing at last year’s festival with the similarly themed 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Ralf Little starred last time round, and his Two Pints of … Continue reading

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Traces (Paines Plough) & DryFight (DryWrite)

An interesting couple of hours in the Theatre Arena, which is already running nearly an hour behind schedule (I ran into a friend who’s performing with Tristan Bates Theatre in the late slot and they weren’t on until after 2am last … Continue reading

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Latitude in a Minute: Tessa Walker from Paines Plough

Here Tessa Walker tells me about Traces and all the exciting things she wants to see here at Latitude. What’s the play about? It’s a show that has been written by six writers collaborating on one piece. They’re six writers … Continue reading

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Latitude in a Minute: Holly Kendrick from the National Student Drama Festival

I caught up with NSDF director Holly Kendrick backstage at the Theatre Arena, immediately after the ensemble finished their second and final performance of Touched.   Tell me about Touched? It’s a play about young people who’ve grown up in Leeds then … Continue reading

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