The cultural extravaganza that is Latitude revealed another barrowload of new additions today. The excellent comedian Mark Steel will be delivering a “lecture” in the Literary Arena, while over in the Comedy Arena, the festival will be illuminated by performances from The Fast Show’s Simon Day, Scott Capurro, Hans Teeuwen and Milton Jones.
The major theatrical happenings at the festival – taking place between July 17 and 20 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk – are also falling into place. The National Theatre will be presenting “Fugee” by Abi Morgan, the story of a group of young refugees struggling to adjust to life in the UK.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, meanwhile, will be performing new, vibrant five-minute plays at unlikely times. The Lyric Hammersmith will be bringing the dazzling Cartoon de Salvo company to create a new improvised adventure – “Hard Hearted Hannah” – and showcasinf new writers. There’ll also be seven short plays by the acclaimed American playwright Christopher Durang.
On the lake, meanwhile, the dance line-up will include three acts presented by Sadler’s Wells: Wayne McGregor and Random Dance’s “Entity”; the hip hop-influenced Boy Blue’s “Pied Piper”; and Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s “Waqt – Time”.
Check out the dedicated Uncut Latitude blog for details of artists, performers, poets, authors and plays that have so far been confirmed for the all encompassing arts and music three day festival.
Latitude takes place at Henham Park, Southwold, Sufflolk between July 17 and 20.
Tickets are selling fast, priced £130 for the weekend, or £55 for day tickets, all of which are available from the credit card hotline – 0871 231 0821. Or online at www.seetickets.com, www.festivalrepublic.com and at www.latitudefestival.co.uk.
Keep your browsers pointed at www.uncut.co.uk – we’ll announce new additions there the minute we hear of them.