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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

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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Chasing Hares, Young Vic review - militant mix of politics and fantasy

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The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre review - strong clashes, too little drama

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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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Miss Julie, Park Theatre review - Strindberg's kitchen...

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Album: Kneecap - Fine Art

For a band just putting out their debut album, West Belfast’s Kneecap have been courting media attention for some while and have already been seen...

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There was a point in this pop revival jaunt where you...

Album: John Grant - The Art of the Lie

“I feel ashamed because I couldn’t become the man that you always hoped I’d become.” The line is repeated during “Father,” The Art of the Lie’...

The Merry Widow, Glyndebourne review - fun and frolics in th...

Why would anyone want to stage a work like The Merry Widow in this day and age? Silly question. It’s the music, stupid. Of...

Being Mr Wickham, Jermyn Street Theatre review - the plausib...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor tends to take a sympathetic view of the character he inhabits, however morally questionable....