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Sunday, April 22, 2018

‘Embraces you warmly & holds you tight’: HALF BREED – Soho Theatre & Touring by Aleks Sierz

First seen in Edinburgh last year, Half Breed is one of those plays that embrace you warmly and hold you tight for all of its 60-minute duration.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

‘The best piece of experiential new writing currently on the London stage’: PLASTIC – Old Red Lion Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In Kenneth Emson’s superbly crafted new play, Plastic, a small town along the Thames Estuary in Essex smoulders its hormonal slow-burns until a teenage disagreement escalates into a traged…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

‘It’s hard to feel anything for anybody’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT ASSEMBLY – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The trouble with Instructions for Correct Assembly is that for a drama which depends on the contrast between humanoid robots and real flesh and blood, there are no sympathetic human beings.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Text of the Day: Vincent River 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 13, 2018

‘If the politics are questionable, this production certainly sings’: QUIZ – West End by Aleks Sierz

It’s been a golden week for James Graham, British theatre’s wonder boy. After winning an Olivier Award for his comedy, Labour of Love, he now has another show in the West End, this time …

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Text of the Day: Black Men Walking 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 9, 2018

Text of the Day: Misty 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, April 8, 2018

‘A superlative production’: THE WAY OF THE WORLD – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

This is a stylish, yet thoroughly accessible, production that is full of energy and a joyous satirical thrust that never obscures the real human emotions at the story’s core. Let’s hope …

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

‘A huge personal triumph for actor & writer David Haig’: PRESSURE – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

With enormous compassion, David Haig weaves together a thrilling story that is both personal and political. Having done his research, he makes the gobbledygook of technical weather reports s…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘Written with a passionate intensity that is full imagined’: VICTIM – King’s Head Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Martin Murphy’s hugely enjoyable Victim is a one-woman show about life in prison. It has already had a successful outing in Edinburgh last year and concerns two females on opposite sides o…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

‘Emotional temperature rises from cool to hot’: LOVE ME NOW – Tristan Bates Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Despite the inconclusive nature of the story, Love Me Now does give a vivid impression of how some millennials view sex as transactional and love as impossible.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Text of the Day: The Great Wave 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 27, 2018

‘Sends you home with your nerve ends tingling’: VINCENT RIVER – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

One of the most excruciating and thrilling of dramas, Vincent River is a triumphant example of in-yer-face theatre at its cruel best. And a great production like this sends you home with you…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

‘As theatre there are several memorable moments’: MISTY – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

At the centre of the show is Arinzé Kene himself. Having just finished his part in Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country in the West End, he devotes all of his considerable charis…

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

‘It’s simply one of this year’s best plays’: BLACK MEN WALKING – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Black Men Walking is a hugely enjoyable show which embraces its audience in a warm clinch while zapping your brain with thought-provoking ideas. It’s not one of the best black plays of the…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Text of the Day: The Best Man 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 22, 2018

‘Really roars’: THE GREAT WAVE – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Based on the eye-opening true stories of Japanese people abducted by the North Korean regime, in order for them to train spies and saboteurs, Great Wave expresses thrilling feelings of loss,…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Text of the Day: Humble 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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Friday, March 16, 2018

‘A fertile way forward for British new writing’: BUGGY BABY – The Yard Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Although the temptation might be to dismiss Buggy Baby as an oddity, that would be a mistake. Both the originality of the writing, its rapidity, its mix of the mundane and the surreal, and t…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

‘Commendable freshness & vigour’: HUMBLE BOY – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Characterised by black humour, loopy writing and good acting, Humble Boy at the Orange Tree Theatre combines laugh-out-loud delights with a quietly moving ending.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Text of the Day: Julius Caesar 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 12, 2018

Text of the Day: Electra 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, March 10, 2018

‘A watchable account of political in-fighting’: THE BEST MAN – West End by Aleks Sierz

Although The Best Man’s message — that being defeated can be a victory of sorts — is appealingly paradoxical, it is unlikely to make your heart race very fast.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Text of the Day: Frozen 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, March 4, 2018

‘Uncomfortable mix of the ancient and the modern’: ELECTRA – Bunker Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Enjoyable performances, but I really do wish there had been less words in Electra at the Bunker Theatre, and more music and sharper storytelling.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

‘Game played with the audience is vintage quality’: The MOUSETRAP – West End by Aleks Sierz

Although The Mousetrap is often dismissed as a mere genre piece, all plot and no characters, I think this does an immense disservice both to Christie’s skill and to the pleasure that murde…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Text of the Day: Gundog 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 1, 2018

‘An outstanding performance of an outstanding piece of writing’: THE B*EASTS – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In The B*easts, Monica Dolan conveys an intelligent coolness as she makes her feelings known about social issues such as the pernicious effects of women’s magazines. She also implies that …

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Text of the Day: Jubilee 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, February 25, 2018

‘A handful of bearable moments’: JUBILEE – Lyric Hammersmith by Aleks Sierz

The best that can be said about Chris Goode’s Jubilee is that it must surely be in the running for the hotly contested accolade of the worst show of the whole decade.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Text of the Day: Girls & Boys 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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