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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

Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre review - lively, but overly idealistic

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Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triumphantly proud

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Sons of the Prophet, Hampstead Theatre review - perfect mix of pain and comedy

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Kerry Jackson, National Theatre review - new writing nadir

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Baghdaddy, Royal Court review - Middle-Eastern magic realism

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The Sex Party, Menier Chocolate Factory review - disappointing detumescence

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Super High Resolution, Soho Theatre review - the NHS at breaking point

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Mary, Hampstead Theatre review - compelling study of power politics

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‘Stripping naked the process of making theatre’: Martin Crimp talks about his latest play

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Marvellous, @sohoplace review - silly, singular and sentimental

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Ravenscourt, Hampstead Theatre review - strong, but slender

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Jews. In Their Own Words, Royal Court review - calling out ancient prejudice

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The P Word, Bush Theatre review - persecution and pride

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Silence, Donmar Warehouse review - documenting disaster

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The Trials, Donmar Warehouse review - chillingly compelling

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All of Us, National Theatre review - revelatory, but problematic

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Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre review - lively, but...

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January review - the end is nigh in vampirised Bulgaria

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Album: Lisa O'Neill - All of This Is Chance

Lisa O’Neill is a part of the new wave of Irish contemporary folk artists, one that encompasses the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds...

Leonskaja, Staatskapelle Streichquartett, Wigmore Hall / Sec...

It’s dangerous to claim a sense of absolute rightness about a musical performance; that could mean no more than responding to an interpretation...

Othello, Lyric Hammersmith review - Frantic Assembly's...

Frantic Assembly’s Othello, originally co-developed with the Lyric in 2008, is back in its third iteration, and it’s still not...

Blu-ray: The War Trilogy - Three Films by Andrzej Wajda

Watching these harrowing films in rapid succession allows us to watch a great...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

This concert was advertised as the completion of an Elgar symphony cycle, though in the absence of the reconstructed Third, that meant the second...

Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triu...

Ever been to a queer club? You know, drag cabaret night at Madame Jojo’s, or the Black Cap or Her Upstairs. No? Well, not to worry – the...

Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon, Bridgewater Hall, Manche...

Ben Gernon’s calm and clear way of conducting an orchestra (something he once told me he’d observed in the work of his mentor, Colin Davis) is...

Album: Robert Forster - The Candle and the Flame

Reflections on how the past relates to now suffuse The Candle and the Flame. The album’s closing track is “When I Was a Young Man.” When...