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River Stage: Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival

5 to 7 August

River Stage: Latitude Festival

River Stage welcomes Latitude Festival as they venture from their established Suffolk base to bring a heady mix of music,
theatre, dance and literature to the South Bank for an unforgettable weekend of performances.

Featuring (amongst others) the exuberant Tina C; the award-winning Action to the Word’s brand new production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream; cross art form, narrative-led Nabokov, an exclusive collaboration from an explosive group of artists and the wonderful Michael Rosen, England’s favourite children's novelist and poet – a not-to-be-missed experience for all the family.

Summer pop-ups
While visiting, why not grab a drink or a bite to eat from one of the new summer pop-ups? Enjoy a gourmet wood-fired pizza from the Pizza Van, mix yourself a cocktail made of botanical ingredients from the Apothecary bar or grab a cold beer from the Understudy Riverside Pop-Up Bar. There is something for everyone at the NT this summer.

 

Friday

Tina C

7 – 8pm  
Tina C is the creation of multi-award-winning UK performer and theatre-maker, Christopher Green. A night of revelation, inspiration and damn fine country music songs, delivered by a genuine star.
 

Tina C

Disco Shed

8.30 – 10.45pm
Head shedonists Peepshow Paddy & Count Skylarkin will be going all out to bring the party with an inimitable genre-hopping mix of dancefloor dynamite, from disco to dancehall, reggae to rave and punk to pop.
 

Disco Shed

Saturday

Action to the Word present

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1 – 2.15pm 
Borrowing from the circus, the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece and classic clowning, this adaptation will temper your summer spirit, leading you ‘painted blind’ into the woods of Athens where nothing is at it seems.

 

Action to the Word present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

How It Ended in association with Scamp Theatre present

The Little Gardener

3.45 - 4.15pm
An outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners aged 3+
This spellbinding show will melt your heart and you might even get your hands dirty too.
A Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Festival production.
 

How It Ended in association with Scamp Theatre present The Little Gardener

Far From the Norm present

H.O.H

8.15 – 8.40pm
Combining hip hop, physical theatre and contemporary dance, H.O.H throws subliminal social and political issues with sophisticated humour on a football pitch.

 

Far From the Norm present H.O.H

SWNSNG presents

M.E.T.H: Traplord of the Flyz

10.15– 10.30pm 
Reflecting upon Black-British masculinity in crisis, violence and the negative stereotyping of Black men in contemporary British society, Traplord of the Flyz mediates through the influences of trap, grime and hip hop.
*please note this performance includes explicit content 
 

SWNSNG presents M.E.T.H: Traplord of the Flyz

How It Ended in association with Scamp Theatre present

The Little Gardener

2.15 – 2.45pm    
An outdoor, interactive adventure for all little gardeners aged 3+
This spellbinding show will melt your heart and you might even get your hands dirty too.
A Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Festival production.

The Little Gardener

Far From the Norm present

H.O.H

6.30 – 6.55pm
Combining hip hop, physical theatre and contemporary dance, H.O.H throws subliminal social and political issues with sophisticated humour on a football pitch.



 

Far From the Norm present H.O.H

Paines Plough and Latitude Festival present

With a Little Bit of Luck

9 – 10pm
Rhythmically underscored by a live mix of old-school UK Garage, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz explores the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation.
 

Paines Plough and Latitude Festival present With a Little Bit of Luck

The Eye Test

presented by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari

3 – 3.30pm
‘Take a seat, don’t worry, there’s nothing to be scared of’. A wild, bold, visual performance from Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari.


 

The Eye Test

nabokov present

REFORMATION NATION

7.10 – 8.05pm
Unite on a dancefloor.
Feel the music deep in your soul and LOVE. Real Talk.
Letting loose and getting down is being part of something, it's justice.
It's music, storytelling, and spoken word. It’s a chance for us to come together and rave.
It’s change.

Nabokov

Mikey J

10 – 10.15pm 
Mikey J is an Associate Artist at The Barbican Centre, Co-Founder/Artistic Director and composer of Boy Blue Entertainment, and a leading U.K producer.
His creative input featured in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, alongside director Danny Boyle and Co-Founder/Artistic Director Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy.

Latitude

Sunday

Susannah Hewlett and Steve Nice present

Pedigree Chums

12 – 1pm
Like Ru Paul's Drag Race meets Crufts, Pedigree Chums promises to be an unforgettable experience suitable for anyone aged 4 and up (Children under 12 should be accompanied by a silly adult.)

Susannah Hewlett and Steve Nice present Pedigree Chums

Swing Patrol Dance Class

4 – 5pm
Swing Patrol love everything vintage and, in particular, they love swing dancing. Join in their beginner-friendly taster lessons, floor show, games with a whole lot of great dancing. All are welcome.

 

Swing Patrol Dance Class

Michael Rosen

1.30 – 2.15pm
Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter and was appointed Children’s Laureate between 2007 – 2009.
 

Michael Rosen

Musical Bingo

2.30 – 3.30pm
It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers they play songs. Prizes are won for one, two and three lines, and finally the Grand Prize: The Full House.

 

Musical Bingo

River Stage Weekends

River Stage returns this summer to bring you the best live music, dance, performances, DJs and workshops from partners across the country. Drop in for free weekend entertainment.

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Summer pop-ups

Apothecary Cocktail Bar

An outdoor pop-up cocktail bar on the river front.

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Ice Cream Van

Our vintage ice cream van selling soft serve ice cream, gelato and soft drinks.

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National Theatre Ice cream van

Pizza Van

Pizza made to order in our wood-fired oven, in a vintage Citroen van.

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Pizza Van - pizzas in the oven

Garden Bar at the Green Room

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine on the grass in the Green Room Garden.

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Green Room Garden Bar

River Stage weekend takeovers

12 – 14 August 2016: Mayfest

Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre brings a selection of unusual, playful and ambitious work to the River Stage.

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Matfest

19 – 21 August 2016: Rambert

Internationally renowned dance company Rambert fills the stage with unique dance from their wonderful, thrilling, repertoire.

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Rambert

26 – 29 August 2016: National Theatre

A Bank Holiday weekend mix of music, dance, performance and an outdoor cinema screening.
 

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National Theatre