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Friday, November 22, 2019

“The House of the Spirits” at The Cervantes Theatre by Aleks Sierz

South America’s trauma in the second half of the twentieth century can be summed up by one phrase: The Disappeared. Whether in Argentina or Chile or anywhere else, the victims of military …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Text of the Day: Sydney & The Old Girl 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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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

‘Quintessential tale of survival against the odds’: TOUCHING THE VOID – West End by Aleks Sierz

David Greig's much-lauded mountaineering survival story fails to reach the dizzy heights.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Text of the Day: Little Baby Jesus 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, November 18, 2019

Text of the Day: When the Crows Visit 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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Saturday, November 16, 2019

‘Compelling, piece of engaged political theatre’: TROJAN HORSE – Battersea Arts Centre & Touring by Aleks Sierz

This touring production of Trojan Horse, a verbatim theatre piece about the Birmingham schools scandal, is absorbingly polemical and moving.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Text Of The Day: On Bear Ridge at Royal Court Theatre 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, November 14, 2019

‘Never really grips the guts’: GOD’S DICE – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Believe in ideas? David Baddiel’s new play God’s Dice stars Alan Davies as a scientist drawn to religion.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Text of the Day: John le Carré on Englishness – and Europe 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, November 11, 2019

‘Full of feeling & rich in ideas’: THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS – Cervantes Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Caridad Svich’s excellent adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits is an epic and emotional evocation of South American history.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

David Baddiel’s “God’s Dice” at the Soho Theatre: Mid-Life Crisis as Science Confronts Religion by Aleks Sierz

One of the great cultural divides is that between religion and science. Of course, as novels such as Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy amply prove, it’s easier to speculate abo…

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‘Flashes of fun but narrowly sadistic’: SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl is occasionally entertaining, but much too dark and dispiriting for its own good.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Text of the Day: Botticelli in the Fire 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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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

‘Has enormous symbolic resonance’: ON BEAR RIDGE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

On BearRidge, the first Ed Thomas play for 15 years, is a post-apocalyptic metaphor-fest which is tragic, lyrical and funny too.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Text of the Day: Baby Reindeer 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 31, 2019

Text of the Day: A History of Water in the Middle East 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 28, 2019

‘Tannahill has a fresh, gloriously abrasive voice’: BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Jordan Tannahill’s queering of Renaissance art in Botticelli In The Fire is riotously vulgar and completely unapologetic mash up.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Mindglowingly magnificent’: LITTLE BABY JESUS – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

A terrific revival of Arinzé Kene’s 2011 coming-of-age drama Little Baby Jesus is mind-glowingly lyrical, energetic and wise.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Text of the Day: Mephisto [A Rhapsody] 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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Friday, October 25, 2019

‘An enviable lightness of touch’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

Sarah Rutherford’s new play The Girl Who Fell, about teenage death, mourning, coincidence and healing, is sensitive and heartfelt.

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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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