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Monday, May 6, 2019

‘A small play that radiates with a wider resonance’: OUT OF WATER – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Out of Water, a new play about gender, regional and professional identity, rides the crest of the feelgood factor.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

‘In the end this is more comedy than tragedy’: JUDE – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Jude, Howard Brenton’s new cerebral tragi-comedy about a Syrian refugee’s Oxford dreams, is just too gnomic.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

‘Flies because of the vigour of the text & the electricity of the staging’: THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL – Kiln Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Poetic two-hander The Half God of Rainfall combines epic myth, family relationships and gender politics in an exciting evening.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Text of the Day: Three Sisters 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, April 27, 2019

Text of the Day: A German Life 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, April 26, 2019

‘Disappointingly uneven’: ALL MY SONS – The Old Vic by Aleks Sierz

Revival of Arthur Miller’s classic family drama All My Sons is very starry but the result is disappointingly uneven.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Text of the Day: Top Girls 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, April 20, 2019

‘Disappointingly middle of the road’: THREE SISTERS – Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Chekhov classic from the team behind the West End hit Summer and Smoke is too middle of the road The post Three Sisters, Almeida Theatre appeared first on Aleks Sierz.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Text of the Day: Pah-La 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, April 16, 2019

Text of the Day: Emilia 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, April 12, 2019

‘The piece’s message is rather fuzzy’: PAH-LA – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Text of the Day: Wolfie 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, April 8, 2019

‘Written with an intense energy & great pace’: MOUTHPIECE – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Metatheatre rules okay in Kieran Hurley’s account of ethical tangles in his Edinburgh tale of two cities in Mouthpiece at the Soho Theatre.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Text of the Day: Betrayal 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, March 29, 2019

‘A dark tale that positively throbs with excitement’: WOLFIE – Theatre 503 by Aleks Sierz

Ross Willis’ dazzle-bright debut play Wolfie is wild and wonderfully imaginative: innovative fringe theatre triumphs again.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Text of the Day: The Son 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, March 25, 2019

‘Shamelessly rousing & disappointingly crude’: EMILIA – West End by Aleks Sierz

Triumphant, if crude, the West End transfer of Emilia is a heartfelt account of a Renaissance woman who has been hidden from history.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

‘I can never do this show justice. It’s simply too good for words’: THE SHAPE Of PAIN – Wilton’s Music Hall by Aleks Sierz

Fantastic collaboration between Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe results in the really amazing show The Shape of Pain at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Text of the Day: Inside Bitch 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, March 19, 2019

‘Staged with enormous intelligence & emotional energy’: BETRAYAL – West End by Aleks Sierz

Tom Hiddleston is back! And in excellent form in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory revival of the 1978 Pinter classic Betrayal.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Text of the Day: Cyprus Avenue 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, March 14, 2019

‘You can glimpse the seeds of a less ambitious but arguably better play’: CIRCA – Old Red Lion Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Return of Tom Ratcliffe’s play Circa about gay life in today’s Britain: but it’s better at generalisation than at being specific.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

‘There is an epic reach to its ambition’: A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

Tatty Hennessy’s debut play A Hundred Words for Snow is a female monologue about loss and polar exploration that retains its attractive brightness and sass.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

‘A superficial study of truth and lies’: ALYS, ALWAYS – Bridge Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Alys, Always, a adaptation of Harriet Lane’s psychological and satirical bestseller, is neither vital, nor convincing.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: About the Art of the Artistic Director by Aleks Sierz

Christopher Haydon, the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre in London, has written the book About The Art of the Artistic Director.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

‘More concerned with being entertaining than being serious’: INSIDE BITCH – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Inside Bitch, a new show about representations of women’s prisons in the media, is quite good fun, but a bit pointless.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Text of the Day: Equus 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, March 4, 2019

‘A tense psychological thriller as bleak as it is strong’: THE SON – Kiln Theatre ★★★★ by Aleks Sierz

The final episode of Florian Zeller’s domestic trilogy, The Son, is powerfully, even melodramatically, effective.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

‘A fascinating portrait of the East End today’: THERE IS A FIELD – Theatre 503 by Aleks Sierz

There is a Field, a new play about two East End brothers is a strongly felt account of Islamism and addiction – cracking stuff.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Text of the Day: The Price 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, February 18, 2019

‘Emotionally thrilling & intellectually satisfying’: BODIES – Southwark Playhouse by Aleks Sierz

Terrific revival of largely forgotten playwright James Saunders’ 1977 modern classic in an energetic and thrilling production.

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