APPLES at Latitude
Amy Fawdington, Communications Officer at Northern Stage talks about APPLES at Latitude.
I’m Amy, Communications Officer at Northern Stage and have been helping promote APPLES on its national tour. Neither Company of Angels nor Northern Stage have taken a show to Latitude before and I was lucky enough to go along too with the APPLES cast and crew. Latitude is a huge culture festival that takes place in Southwold in Suffolk. The festival has a great line up of music, theatre, cabaret, comedy, poetry, dance, literature and probably a few other genres that I’ve forgotten. This year was Latitude’s 5th birthday and it was great to have our show on the same bill the Lyric Hammersmith and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
I hadn’t seen APPLES since its opening night at the Middlesbrough Empire in June and it was amazing to see that the show still had the same incredible energy after a long national tour (which is still continuing). Below is a great shot of people queuing to get into the theatre tent to see APPLES.
To fit the time slots at Latitude APPLES had been slightly shortened but was perfect for the festival audience. Fast paced, hilarious and with the best choreographed fight scene I have ever seen, the show went down a storm. I had forgotten how much I loved the music in APPLES and how brilliantly it captures the mood of the show.
Throughout the tour there have been people from Middlesbrough in the audience and the same happened at Latitude. I was sat next to two women from Teesside who laughed hysterically at every single Boro reference and seemed totally thrilled to be watching a show about their home town in the middle of a field in East Anglia! Now I can’t wait to see APPLES in Edinburgh to see if we get any Teessiders up there too.