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Frantic Assembly at Latitude 2019

Published: 15 April 2019
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Frantic Assembly headlines the theatre programme for this year's Latitude Festival with Sometimes Thinking, a new show written by Phil Porter especially for Latitude.

Other theatre events include Daughter which looks at toxic masculinity, Long Live Queen James which explores gender, identity, and sexuality and Figs in Wigs' Little Wimmin, a feminist adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic.

The theatre programme announced so far is:

  • Frantic Assembly: Sometimes Thinking
  • National Theatre Live: War Horse Activation + Screening
  • Quiptake, The Theatre Centre, And Pandemic Theatre: Daughter By Adam Lazarus
  • Nina Kristofferson's Billie Holiday Story
  • Gary McNair: McGonagall's Chronicles (Which Will Be Remembered For A Very Long Time)
  • Wildcard Theatre: Electrolyte
  • Figs In Wigs: Little Wimmin
  • Theatre Re: Birth
  • Hoipolloi: The Ladder
  • Historic Royal Palaces: Long Live Queen James
  • Sh!T Theatre Drink Rum With Expats
  • The Pappyshow: Care And Girls
  • Tiata Fahodzi: Trying To Find Me
  • Ovalhouse Present Amazonian Sweat Lodge By Joana Nastari
  • Hightide Present Yolanda Mercy's Cooking With Dad
  • Ginger Johnson's Happy Place (Pick Of The Pleasance)
  • Old Trunk Theatre: Cunts + Flowers
  • National Youth Theatre
  • Ox Projects: Shall We Take This Outside?

Gig theatre includes:

  • Nabokov: Suitman
  • Not Too Tame: See How they Run
  • Middle Child: The Canary and The Crow

Comedy comes from Frank Skinner, Michelle Wolf, Jason Manford, Marcus Brigstocke, Milton Jones, Tiff Stevenson, Phoebe Walsh and Tom Parry amongst many others and there is a varied and extensive programme of music events.

Well known for showcasing the work of first class choreographers, this year dance works are presented by Northern Ballet, Sadler's Wells, Dance Umbrella, Boy Blue Entertainment, Matthew Bourne, Fabula Collective and The Place.

Science events celebrate 50 years since the Apollo moon landing, and music events include shows from Whyte Horses, Ben Folds & A Piano, MARINA, Palace, Grace Carter, Adekunle Gold and The Local Honeys plus new talent selected by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.

Latitude Festival 2019 runs from 18 to 21 July.