Theatre, spoken-word, cabaret and gig-theatre line-up confirmed for Latitude Festival.
Latitude Festival organisers have confirmed this year’s theatre programme, including shows from Black Honey Company, The Old Vic Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre and more. The announcements comes as the festival confirm this year’s theme, “Come The Revolution”.
“I have invited artists and companies to explore the idea of revolution, from historical social changes to the injustices in our society today; to foster an empowered, revolutionary spirit in our audience,” says Latitude Curator of the Arts, Tania Harrison. “This theme is at the heart of our theatre programme, and emergent and established theatre makers from the UK, Europe, America and Australia, are asking the important questions.”
In keeping with the theme, the announcement includes the likes of Black Honey Company’s Hot Brown Honey, a fusion of dance, poetry, comedy, circus strip-tease and song which celebrates our differences as well as our similarities in a stereotype-smashing show.
The Negro Problem’s Notes on a Native Song which uses the enduring legacy of James Baldwin to produce a crackling commentary on Trump’s America.
The Old Vic London in association with Fane Productions will bring Charlie Fink, famed for his work with Noah & The Whale, to Latitude with modern day folk tale Cover My Tracks.
London’s Royal Court Theatre will bring Manwatching to Latitude, a funny, frank and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire.
Here is the announcement in full:
Black Honey Company: Hot Brown Honey | The Negro Problem: Notes Of A Native Song | Cirk La Putyka: Batacchio International Premiere | The Old Vic London in association with Fane Productions Presents Charlie Fink: Cover My Tracks | Traverse Presents Gary Mcnair: Locker Room Talk | Fuel Presents Clod Ensemble: On The High Road | Royal Court Theatre Presents Manwatching With Special Guest Seann Walsh | Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me | Paul Barritt: Cat And Mouse | Theatre Re: The Nature Of Forgetting | Hoipolloi & Royal Court Theatre Present Shon Dale Jones: Me And Robin Hood | 201 Dance Company: Skin | Mark Thomas: Predictable (Wip) | Paines Plough: Come To Where I’m From | Holly Blakey: Some Greater Class Ft. Gwilym Gold & Darkstar | Sh!T Theatre: Dollywould | Nabokov & Benin City: Last Night | Middle Child: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything | Bristol Ferment Presents Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas: Palmyra | High Rise: Merryville | Daniella Isaacs: Hear Me Raw | Gagglebabble, The Other Room And Theatr Clwyd: Sinners Club | Ovalhouse Presents The Believers Are But Brothers | Fancy Chance: Flights Of Fancy | Vanessa Kisuule: Sexy | Daniel Bye: Safe House | Luke Wright: Frankie Vah | Dash Arts: The Dacha | Arbonauts: The Soaring Sky | Forest Fringe | Unlimited Theatre: How I Hacked My Way Into Space | Richard Dedomenici: The Live Art Tent Of Ill-Repute | Dickie Beau: Fruits Of The Forest | Hearing Things: Playing On By Philip Osment | SBC Theatre & Leeds Beckett: Stand Up And Be Counted
These join the previously announced:
Opera North: The Underworld | Festival Voices: Dido And Aeneas | Balletboyz | Sadler’s Wells Present | Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Country | BBC Young Dancer 2017 Finalists | Sisters Grimm: Voices Of The Amazon | The Get-Down Feat Boy Blue Entertainment | National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic | Far From The Norm
Latitude Festival takes place on 13 – 16 July at Henham Park, Suffolk. The theatre additions join a huge comedy and music line-up, headlined by The 1975, Mumford & Sons with special guest Baaba Maal, and Fleet Foxes.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.