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Friday, January 18, 2019

‘More of an old banger than a sleek Uber machine’: APPROACHING EMPTY – Kiln Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Ishy Din’s new play about a cab office, Approaching Empty at the Kiln in Kilburn, is more of an old banger than a sleek Uber machine.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Frank, funny & occasionally ferocious entertainment’: COMING CLEAN – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

Frank, funny and occasionally ferocious revival of the late Kevin Elyot’s 1982 Bush Theatre debut Coming Clean.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Text of the Day: Time Is Love / Tiempo Es Amore 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, January 9, 2019

Text of the Day: Robin Soans on playing a vicar 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, January 7, 2019

‘It’s hot, hot, hot’: TIME IS LOVE / TIEMPO ES AMORE – Finborough Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Welcome back Ché Walker; your verbally dexterous LA story Time Is Love really sings with passion and tragedy.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Text of the Day: The Cane 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, January 2, 2019

Text of the Day: Hole 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, December 27, 2018

Text of the Day: One Jewish Boy 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, December 24, 2018

‘It touches the emotional parts that other media simply don’t’: ORPHEUS – Battersea Arts Centre by Aleks Sierz

Little Bulb, an award-winning company of actor-musicians which is based in the South East and tours nationwide, has revived their version of Orpheus, and the result is breathtaking.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

‘Powerful mix of passion & intelligence’: ONE JEWISH BOY – Old Red Lion Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The new play One Jewish Boy about anti-semitism is viscerally powerful and raises some troubling issues about insidious racism.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

‘A Christmas play with the power to disturb & provoke’: THE TELL-TALE HEART – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Can you really turn a three-page short story into a full-length play? What would you add, and how would you avoid accusations of padding? Anthony Neilson’s new version of Edgar Allan Poe…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘It’s hard to fault this fabulous production’: THE CONVERT – Young Vic Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The Convert, at the Young Vic Theatre, a thrilling revival of Black Panther Danai Gurira's 2012 play about Christianity and imperialism is a heartfelt cry for justice.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

‘Great writing, great production, great stuff’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Mark Ravenhill’s comeback play The Cane at the Royal Court Theatre is a brilliant, complex and mature account of the abuse of power.

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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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