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Monday, December 10, 2018

Text of the Day: I’m Not Running 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, December 7, 2018

‘It is in-yer-face, a touch transgressive & very proud’: HOLE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Hole, a short new play from actor Ellie Kendrick is full of ferocity but is not strong on originality or nuance.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Text of the Day: War Horse 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 28, 2018

Text of the Day: The Hoes 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 27, 2018

Favourite stage direction: Dealing with Clair 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, November 23, 2018

‘Sharp & well-observed debut’: CUCKOO – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Lisa Carroll’s Cuckoo, her new debut play about Irish teens, has some exciting dialogue but its production doesn’t quite deliver.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

‘An unmistakable elegance to his prose’: LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING – Coronet Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Plays about old age are often also plays about death. This is certainly true of American novelist Don DeLillo’s evocatively titled 2005 play, Love-Lies-Bleeding.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Text of the Day: White Teeth 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 19, 2018

Text of the Day: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything 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, November 18, 2018

‘Retains all of its emotional force & its intoxicating theatrical flair’: WAR HORSE – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

If there is a good argument for remembrance, and there is an equally good one for forgetting, what you can never forget is the War Horse experience.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Text of the Day: Ear for Eye at the 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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Monday, November 12, 2018

‘Irreverently noisy & often hilarious’: THE HOES – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

It seems to be a great time to be a female playwright, and Ifeyinwa Frederick’s irreverently noisy, and often hilarious, debut play The Hoes is proof that there is a lot of upcoming new ta…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

‘Its heart is in the right place’: WHITE TEETH – Kiln Theatre by Aleks Sierz

An imaginative adaptation of Zadie Smith’s 2000 contemporary classic White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre is let down by unnecessary music.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

‘Questions that are worth grappling with’: A PUPIL – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New play about genius and the classical music world is engaging in its ideas and deep in its feelings The post A Pupil, Park Theatre appeared first on Aleks Sierz.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

‘I suddenly wish that all theatre could be so good’: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything at the Bush Theatre, a new pop opera about a couple of young people across three decades is simply exhilarating.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Text of the Day: Dealing with Clair 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 5, 2018

‘A masterpiece of contemporary new writing’: DEALING WITH CLAIR – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Dealing With Clair at the Orange Tree Theatre is a brilliant revival of Martin Crimp’s savage satire on human greed and male attitudes to women.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

‘Feels like an instant classic’: EAR FOR EYE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Covering both contemporary experience and historical background, debbie tucker green's Ear for Eye at the Royal Court feels like an instant classic. But it’s not an easy watch.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Text of the Day: Stories 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, October 31, 2018

Text of the Day: A Very Very Very Dark Matter 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, October 27, 2018

‘Intelligent articulation of personal uncertainties & political doubts’: TRYING IT ON – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

On the 50th anniversary of 1968, David Edgar looks back at his younger self and explores the results of radical politics< in Trying It On at the Royal Court.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

‘Less twisted & funny than simply tiresome and tedious’: A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER – Bridge Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Very very very feeble: Martin McDonagh’s latest play, A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, is poorly written, self-plagiarising and lacks imagination.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Text of the Day: Pack of Lies 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 22, 2018

‘It’s a masterpiece’: A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

Ken Urban’s intense and revelatory two-hander is powerfully performed by Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth. Whatever you compare it with, A Guide for the Homesick thrills both the nerve en…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

‘What a lovely issue-based play’: STORIES – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

At the National Theatre, Stories – Nina Raine’s follow-up to her very big hit Consent – is emotionally intelligent and often funny but rarely deep.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Text of the Day: The Sweet Science of Bruising 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, October 16, 2018

‘Almost all unalloyed pleasure’: TWELFTH NIGHT – Young Vic by Aleks Sierz

Is there such a thing as sheer theatrical joy? Yes, there is, and it comes from an unexpected source: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musical adaptation of Twelfth Night at the Young Vi…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Text of the Day: 4.48 Psychosis 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 11, 2018

‘Is the play crammed too full?’: I’M NOT RUNNING – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

David Hare’s latest play I’m Not Running at the National Theatre is set in an alternative reality that is more 2008 than 2018 and says nothing about Labour’s current malaise.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

‘Tells a story that is both original & affecting’: THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING – Southwark Playhouse by Aleks Sierz

Victorian female pugilism drama: thoroughly heartfelt, highly original, very theatrical and completely timely The post The Sweet Science of Bruising, Southwark Playhouse appeared first on A…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

‘Full of vivid images & rapid changes of focus’: MRS DALLOWAY – Arcola Theatre by Aleks Sierz

This intelligent and sensitive adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s modernist classic Mrs Dalloway at the Arcola Theatre is a good example of current fringe creativity.

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