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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas… The New Writing Challenge

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The MTA is the only UK college that has a policy to actively support new writing and indeed new writers. There are lots of colleges that pay a certain degree of lip service to this e.g. put on the odd new musical every so often – but when you think about the resources that the larger colleges have and the ...

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BLOG: Epsilon Summer Season…. A chat with the cast

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Epsilon Productions have recently finished their first week of rehearsals on their latest production Crystal Springs which open at The Park Theatre in London next month. As part of our series looking into the process of putting on a season on new work, we spend five minutes talking to cast members Lucy Roslyn, Tiana Khan, Rebecca Boey and Suzan Sylvester ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with GaggleBabble’s Lucy Rivers

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Apart from being an accomplished actress and a musician, she's also one half of  folk duo Olion Byw. Lucy Rivers bring those skills to the fore to devise a new genre of theatre in The Bloody Ballad, her first outing as a writer for the company of which she's one half, GaggleBabble. Ahead of their appearance at Latitude, Paul Couch caught up with her. ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: Theatre Ad Infinitum

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The sun is shining bright over Suffolk this morning with a heatwave hitting the county. For festival goers pitching tents at the Latitude Festival the thought of revelling late into the night to enjoy the midsummer sun is an appealing one. For Theatre Ad Infinitum though, thoughts are turning to how to tempt audiences into a pitch black tent. As ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: Strike!

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Latitude Festival always seems to have a slight Circus atmosphere. The helter-skelter and the various big tops creating a carnival atmosphere -  and that’s not even mentioning some of the extravagant outfits by festival goers. Circus has also proved to be a big hit on the programme with companies such as Circa thrilling audiences with their acrobatic feats. Last year ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

It may have been a smash hit 1987 move and a record breaking West End musical that took over £15million in advance sales but performing in the open air surrounding of the Latitude Festival will be a new departure for Dirty Dancing. Glenn Wilkinson first became involved with the show in 2008 as resident choreographer for the London show and ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: The Letter Room

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Last year Northern Stage assembled a company of seven recent graduates and emerging artists to form a new ensemble, North. Their debut show, The Man Who Thought The Moon Would Fall Out Of The Sky, may have started life at Northern Stage but toured the country, including a successful visit to last year’s Latitude Festival. For 2014 the company are ...

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Latitude Festival Preview: Paines Plough

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Alongside the multi-coloured sheep, the sea of tents and the annual conundrum of packing wellies or sunglasses, Paines Plough are fast becoming an integral part of the Latitude Festival. In a line-up that evolves each year to reflect the changing themes, Tania Harrison manages each year to programme a mix of new theatre artists and established favourites to tempt festival ...

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