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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

‘It feels like a real waste’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The Harry Potter team presents a hyped up state-of-the-family play in The End Of History and it just falls flat on its face.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

‘One of the liveliest pieces of writing to appear for a long time’: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre, a bright new two-hander about an internet troll being trolled is intelligent, lively, provocative and funny.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Text of the Day: The Hunt 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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‘A kind of homecoming for this modern classic’: NOISES OFF – Lyric Hammersmith by Aleks Sierz

Michael Frayn’s meta-comic masterpiece Noises Off easily stands the test of time; even when things go wrong!

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Monday, July 8, 2019

‘A play whose time has come yet again’: EUROPE – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Europe at the Donmar Warehouse is a magnificent revival of David Greig’s 1990s visionary classic which is timely, tough and tender, brutal and brilliant.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

‘Effectively turns the screw on our emotions’: THE HUNT – Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The Hunt, a striking stage version of Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm’s 2012 film, is full of intensity.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Text of the Day: Sweat 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, June 26, 2019

Text of the Day: Strange Fruit 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 24, 2019

‘A classic of lazy playwriting’: BITTER WHEAT – West End by Aleks Sierz

Bitter Wheat, the most controversial play of the year, is almost certainly also going to be the worst.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

‘The words dance, glimmer & gleam like a glitter ball’: CITYSONG – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Citysong at the Soho Theatre is a beautifully written, poetic journey through time and space in Dublin.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘There is no denying the power of the play’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Not only makes you perspire, but also cry’: SWEAT – West End by Aleks Sierz

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama Sweat vigorously massages the wounded heart of rustbelt America.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

‘Brings out the marvellously intoxicating flavour of the original’: WHILE THE SUN SHINES – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Long-overdue revival of a wartime classic, Terence Rattigan’s While the Sun Shines offers an evening that is full of hilarity and insight.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Text of the Day: Armadillo 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, June 9, 2019

‘Thrillingly written & often joyful play’: WIFE – Kiln Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Wife at the Kiln Theatre is a decade-hopping epic about marriage and sexual identity which joyfully celebrates the art of theatre.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

‘Brilliantly tense play’: ARMADILLO – Yard Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Sarah Kosar’s new play Armadillo at the Yard Theatre, about guns and power, is an edge-of-your seat experience which is both frightening and troubling.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Text of the Day: Anna 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 4, 2019

‘Worthy but certainly not revelatory’: RUTHERFORD & SON – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Revival of Githa Sowerby’s 1912 classic of industrial patriarchy Rutherford and Son is worthy but rather cumbersome and inaccessible.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

‘Gives the story an emotional & psychological depth’: BLUEPRINT MEDEA – Finborough Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Julia Pascal’s retelling of the Medea myth in Blueprint Medea situates the story in the contemporary struggle of the Kurdish people for their own homeland.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Text of the Day: White Pearl 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, May 25, 2019

‘The thriller aspects are definitely effective, if not the sense of history’: ANNA – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Intriguing Cold War thriller Anna is thoroughly immersive, but lacks a convincing sense of historical reality.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Text of the Day: Out of Water 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 20, 2019

‘Powerful, direct & allusive’: SALT. – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

One woman’s journey to explore the legacy of the slave trade is brilliantly personal and provocative in salt. at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

‘Mildly interesting, mildly well written & mildly amusing’: WHITE PEARL – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

White Pearl at the Royal Court Theatre, a new satire about the cosmetics industry and race, plays with stereotypes but is only mildly funny.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Text of the Day: Jude 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 13, 2019

Text of the Day: Rosmersholm 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, May 11, 2019

‘Relevant & fulsomely entertaining’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The stage version of Andrea Levy’s classic Windrush story is a fun epic that takes ages and ages to warm up.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Text of the Day: The Half God of Rainfall 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 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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