One of the England’s biggest music and arts festivals has released its theatre line up.
Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk, has announced that Circa, Blind Summit and Les Enfants Terribles will all perform under the theme of “Love Thy Neighbour”.
Tania Harrison, Latitude’s Curator of the Arts said: “Theatre can make the political personal, the personal political.”
“It’s about breaking boundaries for the greater good.”
This year is the eleventh incarnation of the festival, and taking place 14-17 July 2016 there are more works in progress and new writing than previous years.
Ms Harrison added: “Theatre can break down barriers.”
“It can open up a conservation.”
Australian circus company, Circa will open the Theatre Arena with Il Ritorno exploring themes of displacement and refugeeism.
The Young Vic and The Royal Court will present Cuttin’ It by Charlene James, tackling the issue of FGM in Britain.
Les Enfants Terribles are performing The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory, a piece that will see a hot air balloon flying machine.
Olivier Lansley and James Seagar of the company said Latitude was a “very accepting and brave audience”.
Ms Harrison spoke of how tough it was when she first put theatre in a field over a decade ago. She said persuading people to participate was horrendous.
Now 35,000 people flock to see the multi-arts festival.
Latitude Festival takes place 14-17 July 2016.