Latitude festival’s use of space wins national theatre gong

Light the Fuse Full Stop at Latitude 2014

Light the Fuse Full Stop at Latitude 2014 - Credit: Archant

Suffolk’s biggest festival has won a national award for its use of outdoor theatre space.

Latitude, held annually at Henham Park, near Southwold, won the Dan Crawford Innovation Award at the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards, which honour smaller theatre spaces that receive little or no public funding.

Arts curator Tania Harrison said the £2,000 prize, sponsored by Nica Burns of Nimax Theatres, will be used to commission a new piece in the Faraway Forest this year.

A call will go out to artists and companies for the commission in January.

Latitude is also up for several gongs at the UK Festival Awards next month.