Latitude Festival has announced the line-up for the Cabaret Arena and more Theatre additions for the festival held from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2015 in the grounds of Henham Park Estate, in Suffolk.
Each year, a theme or group of ideas underscores Latitude's arts programme. The theme for 2015 has been announced as 'For Richer, For Poorer, For Better, For Worse'.
Latitude will have no middle class - just the super-rich and the super-poor. As the neo-liberal agenda continues to divide and cut our country up, Duckie takes on the haves, the have-nots and the have-yachts. Join the fat cats and the street urchins in a role-play, a dress up, a Tug of War and a few rounds of The Price is Right with a selection of the UK’s most exciting and experimental artists including Duckie featuring Fabulous Russella and disc jockeys Readers Wifes, Lucy McCormick, The Lipsinkers, Jennifer Coleman, Cheryl Dole, Derek McCluckie And The Duckie DHSS All Stars, Jonny Woo will bring the premiere of ‘A Night at the Musicals’ with Le Gateau Chocolat.
There's also An Audience with Dickie Beau, Scottee presents a right knees up with his show Party Piece, Bourgeois And Maurice, Diane Chorley, Miss Behave's Gameshow with special guests Captain Kidd, Fez Fanaana, Ivan Brackenbury, Raymond & Mr Timkins Revue, and The Two Wrongies, plus comedy mind reader, Doug Segal, Stuart Bowden, and Suzannah Gonzo hosts Musical Bingo.
Join Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho as she presents fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe On Yer Bike - The Maggie Thatcher Game Show! both a pisstake and a celebration of naff British game shows of the 70s - Iain Duncan Smith’s right: Britain’s lost its edge, the population are lazy, and people want money for nothing. Well, not anymore! Former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher now has her sights set on light entertainment! Accompanied by her backing dancers Hessell and Tine and a filthy mouthed Winston Churchill she’ll put three comedians through their paces as they compete in an attempt to earn their giro cheque for the week. Mixing political satire with comedy, songs and truly ridiculous games.
There's also Theatre Arena additions announced including Kneehigh, Paines Plough, Blind Summit, Ruby Wax, Action To The Word, National Theatre, Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn, Jacksons Lane Presents Lost In Translation Circus, Failed States, Theatre Re, Made In China, Pick Of The Pleasance / Pipeline Theatre, East London Dance Presents Lauren Fitzpatrick & Madeleine Gould, Boadicea Ladies, Soul Mavericks, Birdgang, Indahouse, and Chef By Sabrina Mahfouz.
The Waterfront Stage will host Sadler’s Wells Presents Ballet Rambert, And National Youth Dance Company, and Company Chameleon.
The Little House will be home to Opera North, Clean Break, Fuel Presents David Rosenberg & Glenn Neath, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Daniel Bye, Unlimited, Lily Bevan & Sally Phillips , Caroline Horton, The Spring Festivals Commission 2015: Sprint, Night Watch, Mayfest, Pulse and Latitude Festival present Action Hero, Spitz & Co, Tiata Fahodzi, Unstable King, Figs In Wigs, Artful Badger, The Wardrobe Ensemble, How To Win Against History, and Cuckoo Theatre, Poleroid Theatre.
The Faraway Forest will contain Forest Fringe, Dash Arts, Pentabus Theatre, The Flanagan Collective, The Roundhouse & Invisible Circus, Hannah Pierce, Arwc, Clean Break, Walrus Theatre In Association With Nsdf, Home Live Art, Leeds Beckett School Of Art, Architecture And Design.
The Live Art House returns with Old Trunk, Sh!T Theatre, Look Left Look Right and Young Vic taking part.
Whilst Pandora’s Playground sees Latitude, Gdif, Lyric & Watford Palace Theatre present The Human Zoo, plus Danceeast, and Seth Kriebel.
Whilst the Literary Arena will see a Directors session with James Grieve from Paines Plough.
Curator of the Arts Arenas Tania Harrison said, "I've tried to look for something for everyone; across all scales of show, ages and ideas. From Kneehigh, who are appearing for the first time in the Theatre Arena at Latitude to Opera North’s stunning voices filling the Little House and Faraway Forest and Old Truck presenting Pramkicker (she kicked a pram) in the Live Art House, there is something exciting happening in every nook and cranny of the festival this year.
"We are excited to be supporting a wealth of new talent across the festival this year. And from ones-to-watch to one-offs to must-sees, we will have some spectacular special guest appearances from the virtuoso talents of Ballet Rambert on the Waterfront Stage to a wealth of dance talent across genres in ‘Club Life’ presented by East London Dance in the Theatre Arena.
"Once again we’re very pleased to present a Cabaret line up to suit all tastes- as long as your taste is for life changing spectacle, multi- talented musicians, games and huge fun... From Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat, to Bourgeois and Maurice, to the glory of Duckie and On Yer Bike - The Maggie Thatcher Game Show there’s a whole lot of playtime in the Cabaret Arena. It will make you sing, it will make you stare, it will make you dance and it will make your weekend- get your party pants on and shimmy on down to the Cabaret Arena.
"We are thrilled to be presenting a line up befitting of our 10th anniversary – it’s set to be quite the Birthday Weekend!"
The music line-up includes Alt-J, Portishead, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline, plus Manic Street Preachers, Caribou, James Blake, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Lianne La Havas, Seasick Steve, Jose Gonzalez, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Benjamin Booker, JP Cooper, Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines, SBTRKT, Django Django, Public Service Broadcasting, Catfish & The Bottlemen, La Roux, Years And Years, Toro Y Moi, Savages, Wolf Alice, Young Fathers, Kwabs, Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek, King Creosote, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Thurston Moore Band, The Districts, Soak, Clark, Clare Maguire, Neon Waltz, Prides, Aquilo, Charlie Cunningham, Clarence Clarity, Denai Moore, Formation, Gulf, Eaves, Boxed In, Man Made, Petite Meller, Pretty Vicious, Sundara Karma, To Kill A King, Outfit, The 2 Bears, Adult Jazz, Kiasmos, Jack Garratt, Shura, Gengahr, Ibeyi, Susanne Sundfor, DM Stith, Duke Garwood, Leon Bridges, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Twilight Sad, Curtis Harding, Marika Hackman, Nadine Shah, Dolores Haze, Ben UFO, DJ Ez, Monki, Alexander Nut, The Four Owls, The Busy Twist, Werkha, Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett, Sadler's Wells, The Portrait Choir, Simon Armitage, John Cooper Clarke, Michael Rosen, Nick Helm, George The Poet, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the Latitude line-up page.
Latitude offers much more than coloured sheep and music, however and the first of the other entertainments of art which will include film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, and literature have been revealed too.
An adult weekend ticket is priced at £192.50 with a Family Camping option also available, a teen weekend ticket is priced at £132.50, with a weekend ticket for all children aged 5 -12 years priced at £8. Campervan permits are priced at £39.50, and mobilehome and caravan passes are priced at £59.50, Day tickets are not yet on sale.
Tickets can also be paid for in instalments, and secured with a first payment of £50.
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