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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Jess and Joe Forever at Traverse Theatre by Lauren Mooney

Lovely in the purest sense of the word: Lauren Mooney reviews Zoe Cooper's fresh and exciting love story. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Jess and Joe Forever at Traverse Theatre appeared …

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Workshy review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘messy, anarchic and very funny’ by Lauren Mooney

In her 25 years of working life, Katy Baird has done just about every service job going: she’s sold burgers, booze, drugs;

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A Heart at Sea review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘sickly sweet’ by Lauren Mooney

A collaboration between puppeteer Peter Morton and singer-songwriter Avi Simmons, A Heart at Sea is the prettily told story of a boy

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Pulled review at C Royale, Edinburgh – ‘struggles to get anywhere fast’ by Lauren Mooney

Amanda and Michelle are hungover as fuck and getting the fear. Holed up together in Amanda’s flat, they pick through the whats,

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Hear Me Raw at Underbelly by Lauren Mooney

The horrible world of wellness: Lauren Mooney on Daniella Isaacs' blistering one woman show about clean living. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Hear Me Raw at Underbelly appeared first on …

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Ella Enchanted review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘warm but not especially exciting’ by Lauren Mooney

After a well-meaning but misguided fairy gives Ella the ‘gift’ of obedience at birth, and she grows up unable to disobey any

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Brothers review at Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh – ‘awkward and stilted’ by Lauren Mooney

Suicide is an epidemic amongst young men, and it’s urgent we tackle ‘man up’ culture to make space for vulnerability. Well-intentioned 203

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mary and Me review at Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh – ‘huge delicacy and skill’ by Lauren Mooney

In rural Ireland, a teenage girl visits a grotto alone in winter to speak to Mary. She has a secret nobody can

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Jane Doe review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘careful, important show’ by Lauren Mooney

This politically vital show from New Zealand-based Zanetti Productions has been built with great care by a young company treating difficult, complex

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Gazing at a Distant Star at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh – ‘stilted and lacklustre’ by Lauren Mooney

A good-hearted but fairly by-numbers drama from writer Sian Rowland, Gazing at a Distant Star largely takes the shape of interlocking monologues

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Empress and Me review at Assembly George Square Studios – ‘plenty of rich detail’ by Lauren Mooney

Title: Venue: Dates: Author(s): Director: Ross Ericson Design: Technical: no credits given on freesheet Cast includes: Producer(s): Running time: Reviewer: Lauren Mooney

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Gutted review at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh – ‘funny, important and moving’ by Lauren Mooney

A smart, funny show about our relationship to our bodies when they fail us, Gutted is a surprisingly moving and hugely watchable

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Not my cup of tea by Lauren Mooney

Tea House Theatre sparked a Twitter storm after its job listing went viral. Here's Lauren Mooney on its unpalatable message about undervalued, often female labour in the arts. The post Not m…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke Of York’s Theatre by Lauren Mooney

As breakneck as the best night out, as wild as you wish you'd been, as tender as a bruise: Lauren Mooney - Exeunt's intrepid Bear Grylls - revels in the unabashed vibrancy of Lee Hall's accl…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Does theatre matter? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Lauren Mooney by Lauren Mooney

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesIf you’ve asked why theatre matters, there…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Bunny review at White Bear Theatre, London – ‘an uneven revival’ by Lauren Mooney

It’s been seven years since Jack Thorne’s one-woman play Bunny premiered in Edinburgh, where it won a Fringe First. Thorne has gone

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘filthy, funny and vital’ by Lauren Mooney

Months after the acclaimed television adaptation, and weeks after the tickets for this run were snapped up in a record-breaking ten minutes,

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher review at Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton – ‘joyous’ by Lauren Mooney

After a lumbering first half, Peter and the Starcatcher rears into brilliant life. It’s great when it gets going – a beautiful

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Emma Rice tried to shake up the Globe. Sadly it’s chosen to cling to the past | Lauren Mooney by Lauren Mooney

The theatre’s decision to dispense with its groundbreaking artistic director reflects a mindset that resists change – especially when a woman is driving itIt was announced yesterday that…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Lauren Mooney: Privileged of today will be employers of tomorrow by Lauren Mooney

One of London’s premier new-writing theatres is seeking a resident assistant producer. As well as working on various different productions, including development and

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Do you pretend to enjoy Pinter? Shakespeare? Stoppard? You’re not alone | Lauren Mooney by Lauren Mooney

You’ve probably been in a pub with a noisy expert and felt the need to say you like a playwright you don’t. That’s exactly what stops us engaging with theatreThe new artistic director …

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Edinburgh feature: The Taiwan Season – “We try to reveal all the sorrows of the performer” by Lauren Mooney

Jostling for position amongst the huge range of companies working up at the Fringe are a set of newcomers – newcomers to the Festival, to the city, to Europe itself, in some cases leaving …

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Feature: Tom Basden on his play, Holes by Lauren Mooney

If you’ve been frequenting the Edinburgh Fringe long enough, there’s a chance you’ll be most familiar with Tom Basden as an Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly the Perriers, n…

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Feature: Young Everyman Playhouse – not doing things by halves by Lauren Mooney

The front wall of the newly rebuilt Liverpool Everyman Theatre feels like a statement of intent. It’s not often you can say that about a wall, but this one features portraits of 105 pe…

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Incoming preview: Tin Shed Theatre by Lauren Mooney

Tin Shed Theatre Company is busy, busy, busy. I speak to Company Director Georgina Harris on a chance free day between school tours of An Inspector Calls and Of Mice and Men, educational wor…

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Incoming preview – Kill The Beast by Lauren Mooney

Kill the Beast burst onto the fringe theatre scene last year with a spatter of blood and a porcine squeal. Its debut show, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, based on Tom Baker’s novella of the same…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Feature: Spotlight on Nir Paldi – “I was just telling stories” by Lauren Mooney

Meeting Nir Paldi upstairs at the Southbank Centre, I’m not entirely convinced I’m going to recognise him. After all, the last time I saw him, five months ago at the Edinburgh Fr…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: The Body of an American, The Gate by Lauren Mooney

It would seem that in the 37 years since Susan Sontag published On Photography – her collection of essays discussing, amongst other things, the ‘outsider’ status of the photog…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Feature: Calm Down, Dear – feminism fights back by Lauren Mooney

Earlier this year, when Brian Logan and Jenny Paton opened applications for the annual Sprint festival, they were struck by the sheer number that dealt with a recurrent theme: those “t…

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Edinburgh Fringe Review: 4.48 Psychosis by Lauren Mooney

(2/5 stars) In this re-imagining of Sarah Kane’s famous play, first performed posthumously in 2000, DEM Productions attempts to turn this dark, highly-stylised swan song into something…

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ten Out of Ten by Lauren Mooney

(4/5 stars) At a time when young people across the country are experiencing agony or ecstasy as a result of something as ultimately trivial as tests and grades, Toot has created a bizarre, s…

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