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Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Hole, a short new play from actor Ellie Kendrick is full of ferocity but is not strong on originality or nuance.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk
Lisa Carroll’s Cuckoo, her new debut play about Irish teens, has some exciting dialogue but its production doesn’t quite deliver.
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.
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.
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…
An imaginative adaptation of Zadie Smith’s 2000 contemporary classic White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre is let down by unnecessary music.
New play about genius and the classical music world is engaging in its ideas and deep in its feelings
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Victorian female pugilism drama: thoroughly heartfelt, highly original, very theatrical and completely timely
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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.