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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

Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, Bush Theatre review - charismatic stand-up routine

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Mates in Chelsea, Royal Court review – silly rather than satirical

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To Have and To Hold, Hampstead Theatre review - funny but flawed

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The Interview, Park Theatre review - Martin Bashir's comeuppance

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Boy Parts, Soho Theatre review - not subversive enough

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Blue Mist, Royal Court review - authentic, but not entirely convincing

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Death of England: Closing Time, National Theatre review - thrillingly and abundantly alive

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Octopolis, Hampstead Theatre review - blue, blue, electric blue

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Operation Epsilon, Southwark Playhouse review - alternative Oppenheimer

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That Face, Orange Tree Theatre review - in-yer-face family drama

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A Mirror, Almeida Theatre review - unconvincing and contrived

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Cuckoo, Royal Court review - slow, superficial and unfunny

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Beneatha's Place, Young Vic review - strongly felt, but uneven

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When Winston Went to War with the Wireless, Donmar Warehouse review - lively, but messy

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The Swell, Orange Tree Theatre review - mind-bending romantic drama

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The Pillowman, Duke of York’s Theatre review - starry but slack

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