Theatre group heading to festival

AN IPSWICH-based theatre company is to perform at this year's Latitude Festival, it has today been announced.

AN IPSWICH-based theatre company is to perform at this year's Latitude Festival, it has today been announced.

Laughing Lizard Theatre will perform Hansel and Gretel in woods as part of the children's section of the three day arts event.

Louise Graham, writer and director, said: “This is our third year at Latitude and we are delighted to be returning. We are taking our adaptation of Hansel and Gretel.

“It's a promenade performance and the audience will follow us and the action as we walk through the woods.


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“The focus is not to speak to strangers and we are drumming into children's minds what happens if you talk to strangers.”

The adaptation will also include appearances from characters from other fairytales including Prince Charming and one of Snow White's seven dwarves.

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Mrs Graham said: “Throughout the story there are some appearances from other characters. The dwarf is upset and heartbroken that Snow White has left him and Prince Charming arrives with a smelly trainer that he gets people to try on.”

Laughing Lizard Theatre was set up in 2006.

Mrs Graham, 37, who works as a recruitment consultant, added: “We started after I finished my performing arts degree. We are made up mainly of students and ex students from Suffolk College's performing arts degree course. We are entirely self funded and we perform our own pieces.”

The group, which is performing later in the year at the Fordham Festival near Newmarket, has no specific base in Ipswich using parks, gardens and homes to rehearse in.

Do you go to the Latitude Festival? Do you enjoy the event? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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