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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Review: Twelfth Night at the Young Vic by Lauren Mooney

Shakespeare as party: Lauren Mooney writes on a fantastically warm, welcoming opener to Kwame Kwei-Armah's reign at the Young Vic. The post Review: Twelfth Night at the Young Vic appeared fi…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Edinburgh review: The Half by Lauren Mooney

Double act: Danielle Ward's debut play follows two female comedians in an industry that pits women against each other. The post Edinburgh review: The Half appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh Review: Baby Face at Summerhall by Lauren Mooney

Lauren Mooney reviews Katy Dye's debut show about 'a cultural sexualisation of youth and innocence.' The post Edinburgh Review: Baby Face at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh review: Drip at Paines Plough Roundabout by Lauren Mooney

Life-saving warmth: Lauren Mooney on Tom Wells' heartfelt tale of teenagers and sychronised swimming. The post Edinburgh review: Drip at Paines Plough Roundabout appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: Home, I’m Darling at National Theatre by Lauren Mooney

Meaningful and lovely: Laura Wade's exploration of '50s domesticity swells into something surprisingly heartfelt. The post Review: Home, I’m Darling at National Theatre appeared first …

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Lauren Mooney

Charming, inventive and beautiful: Lauren Mooney reviews the return of a WWI-set Peter Pan to the Open Air Theatre. The post Review: Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre appeared f…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Night’s End review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘surprising and likeable’ by Lauren Mooney

This lovely and surprising play by Gowri Ramnarayan looks at the interconnected plights of endangered tigers and exploited indigenous peoples living cheek-by-jowl

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Review: The Velveteen Rabbit at the Unicorn Theatre by Lauren Mooney

A surefire festive treat: Lauren Mooney reviews the return of Margery Williams's Velveteen Rabbit to the Unicorn Theatre. The post Review: The Velveteen Rabbit at the Unicorn Theatre appear…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review: Ugly Chief at Battersea Arts Centre by Lauren Mooney

A living funeral: Lauren Mooney on Victoria Melody's "staggeringly beautiful" show, made in collaboration with her Dad. The post Review: Ugly Chief at Battersea Arts Centre appeared first on…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Why Touring Theatre is Weighted Against Artists by Lauren Mooney

Lauren Mooney explores the fraught business of booking a tour, and the glaring power imbalance between venues and freelance artists. The post Why Touring Theatre is Weighted Against Artists …

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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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