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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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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Text of the Day: Johnny makes a point by Aleks Sierz

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

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Text of the Day: 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, July 29, 2019

Text of the Day: The End of History 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, July 20, 2019

‘An essentially serious play for serious people’: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – West End by Aleks Sierz

Star cast delivers a terrific revival of Tennessee Williams's last masterpiece The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Text of the Day: Jerome Robbins on tough dancing 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, July 17, 2019

‘It feels like a real waste’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The Harry Potter team presents a hyped up state-of-the-family play in The End Of History and it just falls flat on its face.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

‘One of the liveliest pieces of writing to appear for a long time’: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre, a bright new two-hander about an internet troll being trolled is intelligent, lively, provocative and funny.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Text of the Day: The Hunt 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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‘A kind of homecoming for this modern classic’: NOISES OFF – Lyric Hammersmith by Aleks Sierz

Michael Frayn’s meta-comic masterpiece Noises Off easily stands the test of time; even when things go wrong!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

‘A play whose time has come yet again’: EUROPE – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Europe at the Donmar Warehouse is a magnificent revival of David Greig’s 1990s visionary classic which is timely, tough and tender, brutal and brilliant.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

‘Effectively turns the screw on our emotions’: THE HUNT – Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The Hunt, a striking stage version of Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm’s 2012 film, is full of intensity.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Text of the Day: Sweat 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, June 26, 2019

Text of the Day: Strange Fruit 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, June 24, 2019

‘A classic of lazy playwriting’: BITTER WHEAT – West End by Aleks Sierz

Bitter Wheat, the most controversial play of the year, is almost certainly also going to be the worst.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

‘The words dance, glimmer & gleam like a glitter ball’: CITYSONG – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Citysong at the Soho Theatre is a beautifully written, poetic journey through time and space in Dublin.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘There is no denying the power of the play’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Not only makes you perspire, but also cry’: SWEAT – West End by Aleks Sierz

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama Sweat vigorously massages the wounded heart of rustbelt America.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

‘Brings out the marvellously intoxicating flavour of the original’: WHILE THE SUN SHINES – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Long-overdue revival of a wartime classic, Terence Rattigan’s While the Sun Shines offers an evening that is full of hilarity and insight.

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