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For the sixth year, WordTheatre headlined The Literary Arena at The Latitude Festival. This summer we featured a selection of fresh and intriguing performances that illuminated the work of new and favorite writers.

Thursday evening – Telling Tales

  • Tom Greaves (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Henry Vperformed “I Am Bigfoot” by Ron Carlson
  • Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey) performed “Jinx” by Aimee Bender
  • Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones) performed “Angry” by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Scott Handy (A Knight’s Tale)& Agni Scott (Identity) performed “We Belong Together” by Richard Bausch
  • Emma Hamilton The Cold Light of Day, The Tudors) performed “The Boathouse” by Alethea Black
  • Matt Barber (Bert & Dickie) & Zoe Boyle performed “The GSOH Index” by Rebecca Rouillard
  • Ella Smith (St. Trinians:The Legend of Frittons Gold) performed “Room Service” by Ron Carlson
  • Tom Greaves & Emma Hamilton performed “Weathering” by Guy Ware

Friday morning – The Stories of David Means

  • Parker Sawyers (Monsters: Dark Continent), Lawrence Werber (Merchant of Venice in the West End), Tom Mc Kay (The White Queen), Gethin Anthony, Matt BarberZoe BoyleTom GreavesScott Handy and Emma Hamilton performed “Michigan Death Trip”
  • Tom Greaves performed “The Chair”
  • Ella Smith performed “The Actor’s House”
  • Tom McKay performed “What I Hope For”
  • Gethin Anthony performed “The Project”

Saturday Morning – WordTheatre and Granta present The Dead Interviews

  • John Schwab (Zero Dark Thirty) Parker Sawyers performed “Rick Moody interviewing Jimi Hendrix”
  • Agni Scott & Scott Handy performed “Michel Faber interviewing Marcel Duchamp”
  • Nigel Whitmey (Fifth Estate) Adam Riches (Edinburgh Comedy Award winnerperformed “Douglas Coupland interviewing Andy Warhol”
  • Peter Marinker (Beckett’s Company) & Ben Starr (Yellow Face at the Park Theatreperformed “An interview between Richard Nixon and his young nextdoor neighbor,” written by AM Homes
  • Lawrence Werber & Tom McKay performed “An interview between Ian Rankin and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” with Tom Greaves as the bartender

Directed by Cedering Fox

Produced by Kirsty Peart & Cedering Fox