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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

All of It/Hope Has a Happy Meal, Royal Court review - surreal pleasures

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Dixon and Daughters, National Theatre review - cold discomfort harm

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Sea Creatures, Hampstead Theatre review - mysterious and allusive

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A Little Life, Harold Pinter Theatre review - unrelenting trauma

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Black Superhero, Royal Court review - ambitious, but messy

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The Way Old Friends Do, Park Theatre review - sweet, but flimsy

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Further Than the Furthest Thing, Young Vic review - small island longings

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Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel, Battersea Arts Centre review - King Lear goes virtual

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Trouble in Butetown, Donmar Warehouse review - entertaining and warmhearted

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Graceland, Royal Court review - quiet desolation is too literary

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Phaedra, National Theatre review - stunning acting in stunning show

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Linck & Mülhahn, Hampstead Theatre review - problems as well as pleasures

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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, Harold Pinter Theatre review - cool cast chills the drama

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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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