Mates blogger: Louise Penn


Louise Penn is one of over 45 theatre bloggers who are part of the MyTheatreMates collective. This page features Louise's posts on MyTheatreMates. Take a look at our full list of theatre bloggers and our aggregated feed of all our Mates' posts. We’re always looking for new theatre bloggers. Could that be you? Learn about how to join us.
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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‘Never before available to a wide audience, Brecht’s premiere is theatrical gold’: Mother Courage & Her Children – Berliner Ensemble (Online review)

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The Berliner Ensemble have located a jewel in their theatre history. Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre.

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre. Written in 1939 it is often descr…

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‘Truly unsettling’: BUBBLE – Theatre Uncut (Online review)

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Bubble looks at the issues of free speech, feminism, misogyny, the use of language, the misuse of technology, the moral minefield around reportage, and the rise of hate groups.

Bubble is a play written by Kieran Hurley fpr the digital format, and developed with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

This live stream, which premiered on 23 March and remains availa…

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‘The NHS doesn’t just treat illness. It fights fear’: CHECK-UP (Online review)

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This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation. He shadowed medics and interviewed clinical experts, economists and politicians to bring together an hour of statistics, opinion and reflection.

This show by political comedian Mark Thomas takes a long, hard look at our National Health Service in its seventieth year of operation…


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