tue 28/06/2022

aleks sierz

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Aleks is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre and Rewriting the Nation, co-editor of theatreVOICE website, and works as a journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large.

Articles By Aleks Sierz

Bangers, Soho Theatre review - sizzling gig theatre

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That Is Not Who I Am, Royal Court review – gimmicky post-truth spoof

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Lotus Beauty, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review – uneasy mix of comedy and tragedy

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Middle, National Theatre review - a bit of a muddle

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The Corn Is Green, National Theatre review – Nicola Walker teaches a life lesson

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The Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre review – acting masterclass

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Cock, Ambassadors Theatre review – brutal, bruising and brilliant

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Ghosts of the Titanic, Park Theatre review – well written, but poorly staged

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Shedding a Skin, Soho Theatre review - feel the love

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Red Pitch, Bush Theatre review - effortlessly and energetically entertaining

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Queens of Sheba, Soho Theatre review – energy, entertainment and rage

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Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, Royal Court review – fearless, frank and feminist

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The Glow, Royal Court review – bizarre, beautiful and breathtaking

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The 4th Country, Park Theatre review – sympathetic and intriguing

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Trouble in Mind, National Theatre review - race, rage and relevance

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Manor, National Theatre review – ambitious, but unconvincing

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George Fu, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - high intellect a...

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Mieko Kawakami: All the Lovers in the Night review - the raw...

Mieko Kawakami is the champion of the loner. Since achieving immense success in the UK with her translated works, she has become an indie fiction...