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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

‘Its emotional integrity shines through the writing at every point’: OUT OF SORTS – Theatre 503 by Aleks Sierz

Winner of this venue’s 2018 International Playwriting Award, Out Of Sorts is a movingly-written and deeply felt drama.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Text of the Day: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

‘Little thought is left for the content’: [BLANK] – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Alice Birch’s experimental new play [Blank] prioritises form over content and is at heart depressingly reactionary.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Writes with poetic vigour & concision’: A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Sabrina Mahfouz’s feminist account of British imperialism in A History of Water in the Middle East is energetic and passionate but also turns out to be a very slender piece of theatre.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Often compelling’: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY] – Gate Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Mephisto [A Rhapsody], a French meta-theatrical update of Klaus Mann’s classic novel, has some brilliant moments but lacks metaphorical force.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘Enormous passion & frightening intensity’: BABY REINDEER – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Baby Reindeer at the Bush Theatre, stand-up comedian Richard Gadd’s provocative one-man show about a stalker and complicit victimhood, is darkly exciting.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Text Of The Day: Either by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

‘The whole experiment has a lovely lightness of touch’: EITHER – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Ruby Thomas’ experimental debut play Either is an intriguing questioning of gender identity that retains an air of politeness.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Text of the Day: Hansard by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Issues raised remain vivid’: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE EGG – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

This sharp and starry revival of Peter Nichols’ taboo-busting fantasia A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is pretty magnificent.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

‘Linguistically agile, theatrically pleasurable & emotionally dark’: GLASS. KILL. BLUEBEARD. IMP – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Caryl Churchill’s Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. at the Royal Court is wonderfully bright and incisively perceptive.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Text of the Day: Two Ladies by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

‘Psychological thriller retains its power to disturb’: BLACK CHIFFON – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Scrupulous revival of Black Chiffon, an almost forgotten psychological thriller about class and unconscious desire.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

‘A crazy delight’: TWO LADIES – Bridge Theatre by Aleks Sierz

There’s excellent acting in Two Ladies, a play that tickles the senses and the intellect by playfully morphing from one genre to another.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Text Of The Day: Chiaroscuro by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

‘Most of the work is done by the actors’: AMSTERDAM – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New Israeli play Amsterdam about the effect of the past on the present is an open text which owes much too much to Martin Crimp.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

‘Superb reimagining’: A DOLL’S HOUSE – Lyric Hammersmith by Aleks Sierz

Tanika Gupta’s superb reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s modern classic A Doll’s House is both entertaining and deep.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Text of the Day: The Doctor by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

‘At least its message is clear’: THE KING OF HELL’S PALACE – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New docu-drama The King of Hell’s Palace about the Chinese blood-contamination scandal of 1990s is about corruption and cover-up.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

‘Prefers buffoonery over analysis’: A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON – Old Vic by Aleks Sierz

Lucy Prebble’s latest tells the story of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in A Very Expensive Poison, but prefers buffoonery over analysis.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Text of the Day: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk. Favourite stage direction: “There are two printed versions …

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘Bright, warm & occasionally wonderfully joyous’: CHIAROSCURO – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Lively gig theatre revival of Jackie Kay’s Chiaroscuroa, a 1980s account of the black lesbian experience doesn’t quite work.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

‘A brilliant meta-theatrical experiment’: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Tim Crouch returns! And Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation at the Royal Court, his experimental exploration of belief and determinism, is touched by genius.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

‘Writes with wit & clarity’: HANSARD – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Simon Woods’ debut play Hansard, about the parliamentary ruling class is timely, and amusingly preceptive, but ultimately unsatisfying.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

‘Haunting, both actual & metaphorical, is at its heart’: APPROPRIATE – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate is a brilliantly acute and entertaining, if a bit depressing, deconstruction of the great American family drama.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Text of the Day: Sam Wanamaker arrives on site by Aleks Sierz

One from the archives: In 1988, excavations began on the site of Shakespeare’s Globe and the occasion called for a symbolic moment.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

‘Theatrically inspiring & often astonishing’: THE DOCTOR – Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre Juliet Stevenson is mesmerising in a brilliantly written ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

’A sincere & strong account of trauma’: WARHEADS – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Warheads, a new play about PTSD, features its co-author on stage in a powerful production which is basically a medical case study.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Text of the Day: Go Bang Your Tambourine by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

‘The production’s strong point is its casting’: GO BANG YOUR TAMBOURINE – Finborough Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Rare Philip King play tries to turn a farcical situation into a serious drama - and it doesn't quite work.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Text of the Day: The Night of the Iguana by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk...

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