July 2007 Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
In July 2007 nabokov returned to the LATITUDE festival, programming 9 hours of World Premiere performances in the theatre tent.
We invited our friends at Paines Plough and The Bush to join us in creating new work for the festival this year. For our part we commissioned three brand new plays specifically for the festival from three of the country's most exciting young writers:
Mike Bartlett Mike was the winner of Old Vic New Voices Award 2006 for his new play Artefacts and is currently the Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Royal Court Theatre. His plays include The Lesson (A new version from Ionesco, Arcola), My Child (Royal Court), Stuff I Buried In A Small Town (Hampstead), Service (Paines Plough Wild Lunch), Comfort (Old Vic 24 Hour Plays). His plays for radio include: Not Talking (Radio 3), The Family Man (Radio 4).
Joel Horwood Joel is a member of the Royal Court/BBC 'The 50' scheme and took part in The Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays in November 2006. His plays include the forthcoming Stoopud Fucken Animals (The Traverse, Edinburgh Festival 2007), Food (The Imaginary Body at The Traverse - Winner of a Fringe First Award), Mikey The Pikey (Edinburgh Festival - Winner of the Cameron Mackintosh Award), Cattleprod Shakedown (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Duncan Macmillan Duncan is Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and the winner of two awards in the inaugural 'Bruntwood Playwriting Competition'. His plays include Monster (Royal Exchange Studio) and The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre 503). His short plays and readings include Satellite (Young Writer's Festival at the Royal Court Theatre), This One's For You, Hula Girl (Old Vic New Voices), My Little Heart Dropped in Coffee (Paines Plough/Graeae at the Young Vic), Sleeve Notes (for Paines Plough's Later at the Trafalgar Studios) and almost a hundred short experimental plays for the writer's collective The Apathists.
LATITUDE took place for the second year at Henham Park on the 13th July for a three day performing arts festival in one of the UK's most incredible settings on the sunrise coast.
Along-side headlining music acts Damien Rice, The Good The Bad & The Queen and Arcade Fire, nabokov was joined by a host of friends including poets Luke Wright and Aisle 16, musician Gavin Osborn, comedian Josie Long and Small Change Theatre Company.