Mates blogger: Louise Penn

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Louise Penn
Louise Penn is an experienced writer and editor, published in a variety of outlets. She worked as a professional librarian for 25 years before going freelance full-time in 2018 and setting up her Lou Reviews blog. She is passionate about all types of theatre and the arts.
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‘Poetic, pragmatic & passionate’: 28 DAYS GREATER – Calm Down, Dear Festival – Camden People’s Theatre (Online review)

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Streaming until 28 July through Camden People’s Theatre, presented by Carolyn Defrin in collaboration with film-maker Rosie Powell, 28 Days Greater – total running time 46 minutes – comprises a sequence of 28 short films. Some are over in a blink or a whisper; some linger for longer.

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‘Dark story cut through with comedy & songs’: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – Silent Uproar (Online review)

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Recorded in June 2021 before a socially-distanced audience at Wilton’s Music Hall, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) brings Silent Uproar’s show back to the stage following previous successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Vaults Festival.

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‘Works just as well as an audio experience as a visual show’: THE FINAL APPROACH – Brighton Fringe (Online review)

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Marlowe Productions brings a 70-minute livestream to Brighton Fringe (now available on demand until 27 June) which dips into the world of 1940s noir and pulp detective novels to take us into the world of sleep deprivation in the mid-1960s. This story, The Final Approach, though, is not that story.

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