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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

The Hunt, Almeida Theatre review - tense Scandinoirland drama

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Bitter Wheat, Garrick Theatre review - Malkovich monologue is more chaff than wheat

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Citysong, Soho Theatre review - big writing, big heart

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Wife, Kiln Theatre review - queer epic is joyful and intense

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Rutherford and Son, National Theatre review - authentic northern tale

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ANNA, National Theatre review - great thriller, shame about the tone

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salt., Royal Court review - revisiting the Atlantic slave trade

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White Pearl, Royal Court review - comic racial stereotypes

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Small Island, National Theatre review - fun epic takes ages to warm up

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Jude, Hampstead Theatre review - Greek tragedy for today

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The Half God of Rainfall, Kiln Theatre review - titanic war of the gods

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All My Sons, Old Vic review - starry but disappointingly uneven

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Three Sisters, Almeida Theatre review - middle of the road with flashes of magic

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A German Life, Bridge Theatre review - Maggie Smith triumphs again

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Pah-La, Royal Court review - complex ideas, wild storytelling

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Top Girls, National Theatre review - dazzlingly perceptive classic

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