The Royal Court at Latitude Festival

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Fri 14 Jul 2006
Royal Court Theatre goes to Suffolk and brings Angry Now to new arts and music festival Latitude. To celebrate our 50th birthday, and in partnership with the BBC writers-room project, the Royal Court Theatre asked 50 British theatres and theatre companies each to nominate an emerging writer. Thus taking the temperature of the nation by asking the chosen playwrights from all over the UK to write about what makes them angry in the form of new short plays presented as rehearsed readings. The outcome was Angry Now, where writers were invited to submit a 5-minute play about what makes them angry. Of the plays submitted, 12 were performed as rehearsed readings in front of an audience on Friday 12 May in the Jerwood Theatre at the Royal Court. The playwrights involved are: Tim Price, Kofi Agyemang, Francesca Beard, Rachel Barnett, Ed Hime, Declan Feenan, Samreen Masood, James Graham, D C Jackson, Sam Holcroft, Tom Morton-Smith and Ian Kershaw. The diverse themes range from child poverty and disillusionment with New Labour to dodgy drivers and sexual impotence. 'Angry Now' exclusively at Latitude. Within the tree-lined green pastures of Henham Park Estate, on the sunrise coast of Suffolk, the groundbreaking festival Latitude makes its debut this summer. Snow Patrol take time out from world domination to headline the first night; mesmerizing Mercury Award Winner Antony and the Johnsons take the stage on Saturday night with the ethereal post-rockers Mogwai heading up the main stage on Sunday plus Mercury Rev, Jose Gonsalez, Tom Verlaine, Regina Spektor and Ronnie Spector perform in the Music Arenas. Patti Smith is coming specially to perform in both the music and stand up poetry arenas where she will be joined by the likes of beat poet Murray Lachlan Young, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, poet of our generation Saul Williams, and renowned poetry collective Aisle16 among many others. Comic and satirical stars from the world of Radio and TV including Sean Lock, Rob Newman, Marcus Brigstocke, Jeff Green, Hattie Hayridge and Jason Manford are heading East. The festival will host a Literary Tent with book readings from Alexander Masters, Toby Litt, Tibor Fischer, Howard Marks amongst a vast array of authors plus Robin Inces Book Club and BBC4s The Late Edition. The Royal Court brings 12 of its 'Angry Now' short plays and the Theatre tent also offers workshops on acting, performances from Small Change Theatre Co, Nabokov Theatre Co. and Shakespeares Twelfth Night in the open air. Music and film combine with Halloween Music and Film Club and Noise Of Art where Stephen Cracknell will be performing The Wicker Man live soundtrack under the name The Memory Band featuring Adem plus Nathan Fake, A Man Called Adam, Mystery Jets, Gomez, Guilty Pleasures DJs, Larrikin Love, The Organ, The Pipettes, Fancy Chances Burlesque cabaret, childrens art and theatre and so much more. Weekend camping tickets £95 Adv* Single day tickets £40 Adv* 24 Hour ticket hotline: 0870 060 3775 or & * Tickets subject to booking fees. No booking fees for cash purchases only at London Astoria, Jazz Cafe and Norwich Arts Centre. For further information on the Latitude festival and booking online please "+CLICK HERE+":


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