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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Text of the Day: Gloria 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, June 27, 2017

TERROR – Lyric Hammersmith by Aleks Sierz

Can the theatre be a courtroom? A good public place to debate morality and to arrive at profound decisions? You could answer this with a history lesson that ranges from the ancient Greeks to…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

GLORIA – Hampstead by Aleks Sierz

This play’s subject is alienation, at work and in the home. (But mainly at work.) In contemporary society, office work seems to symbolize a life of modern drudgery.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Text of the Day: Punts 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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HIR – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Hir is set in a settlement somewhere in California’s Central Valley, where plywood houses have been built on landfill sites, and dozens lie empty, abandoned during an economic downturn. Al…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Text of the Day: Anatomy of a Suicide 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 19, 2017

Text of the Day: Barber Shop Chronicles 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, June 17, 2017

VS. – The Yard Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Vs is a short but energizing piece of dance theatre. It’s fun, but it would be even more fun if it didn’t come clothed in the relentless hype that Goode and his admirers have created aro…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

PUNTS – Theatre503 by Aleks Sierz

The plot kicks off with disarming simplicity. Alastair is a rich fortysomething legal eagle, married to Antonia, who is a housewife. They live in a beautiful London house with Jack, one of t…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Text of the Day: Balancing Acts 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, June 13, 2017

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE – Royal Court by Aleks Sierz

And what an excruciating, yet devastatingly brilliant, two hours they are. The play shows episodes from the life of the women of one family spread over three time periods: one starts in the …

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Black theatre used to be one of most creative aspects of contemporary British drama. But recently a lot of the impetus behind plays by black playwrights seems to have dried up. The great nam…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

COMMON – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

History is a tricky harlot. She is bought and sold, fought for and thrown over, seduced and betrayed — and always at the mercy of the winners. In a general election week, it is hard to den…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Text of the Day: Deposit 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, June 6, 2017

Text of the Day: Killology 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, June 3, 2017

DEPOSIT – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In this general election, the intergenerational conflict between youth and old age is never far from the surface. The oldies have never had it so good; the young ones are Generation Rent, cr…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Text of the Day: Occupational Hazards 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, May 26, 2017

AN OCTOROON – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

This is phenomenal. And pretty wild. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s An Octoroon is the most intelligent and most theatre-savvy play on today’s London stage: it is a satire on staging race, an …

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

WOYZECK – Old Vic by Aleks Sierz

It’s a radical rewrite. Gone is a lot of the mystery and the poetry of the original. In their place is a contemporary, accessible version which emphasises realistic psychology (a lot of ba…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Text of the Day: The Ferryman 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, May 19, 2017

Text of the Day: City of Glass 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, May 15, 2017

Text of the Day: Nuclear War 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, May 11, 2017

SALOME – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Is God female? It says a lot about Yaël Farber’s pompous and overblown new version of this biblical tale at the National Theatre that, near the end of an almighty 110-minute extravaganza,…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

At a time when everyone is talking about globalization, when this is an issue in every election, plays about the international reach of European countries are still quite rare. So it’s gre…

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Text of the Day: While We’re Here 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, May 9, 2017

THIS BEAUTIFUL FUTURE – The Yard Theatre by Aleks Sierz

What is theatrical magic? I must admit that I don’t really know, but I can tell you what it’s not. It’s not bog-standard naturalistic plays with predictable plots in one-room sets with…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

THE PULVERISED – Arcola Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In the growing xenophobic atmosphere of Brexit it is a relief to see a show from Europe, to get a foreign eye on the world. And to enjoy a Continental playwriting sensibility about the big t…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Text of the Day: The Treatment 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, May 5, 2017

THE FERRYMAN – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Set in rural County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in August 1981, the play takes place in the Carney home. This is a farming family, who grow cereals for export, and the head of the household is…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Theatre Book Prize winner: Stage Managing Chaos by Aleks Sierz

This is a really exciting book, which tells for the first time the almost unbelievable story of the National Theatre’s production of Fernando Arrabal’s The Architect and the Emperor of A…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WHILE WE’RE HERE – Touring by Aleks Sierz

As you’d expect from the playwright who wrote Visitors (2014) and Eventide (2015), this new one is an ideal studio piece, in which it is important to hear every word and intonation, and se…

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