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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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Thursday, February 14, 2019

‘Suchet’s portrait is memorable in all its detail & density’: THE PRICE – West End by Aleks Sierz

David Suchet is majestically magnificent in this excellent revival of Arthur Miller’s 1968 family drama The Price.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Text of the Day: Superhoe 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, February 12, 2019

Text of the Day: My Dad’s Gap Year 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 11, 2019

Text of the Day: Binkie offers an actor a lift 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, February 9, 2019

Text of the Day: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other 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, February 8, 2019

‘Sharp & hectic production gives the story a real zing’: COUGAR – Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Cougar, a new two-hander about an older woman and a younger man is a bit sketchy, but its theatre form is thrilling.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘A lovely piece of new writing’: SUPERHOE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Superhoe at the Royal Court is a bright new monologue about coming of age in the Instagram era that really rocks its youthful socks.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Text of the Day: Virginie Despentes on ‘ugly women in fiction’ 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, February 5, 2019

‘At its best when it explores generational conflict’: MY DAD’S GAP YEAR – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Tom Wright’s My Dad’s Gap Year, a new play about gender fluidity and family love, has some good moments.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

‘Dazzlingly complex & immensely provocative piece of new writing’: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Martin Crimp’s new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre, has been hyped because of its star, Cate Blanchett, and rightly so: it’s a five-star show.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Text of the Day: The Unreturning 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, January 31, 2019

Text of the Day: Approaching Empty 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 30, 2019

Text of the Day: Gwyneth Paltrow dislocates her knee 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 28, 2019

‘It all seems curiously inauthentic’: WELCOME TO THE UK – Bunker Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Borderline Theatre is a laudable undertaking, but sadly Welcome to the UK at the Bunker Theatre is neither funny nor original.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Text of the Day: Coming Clean 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 21, 2019

‘Exceptionally meditative & occasionally very moving’: THE UNRETURNING – Theatre Royal Stratford East by Aleks Sierz

Frantic Assembly’s latest, The Unreturning, is a moving meditation on war and masculinity, thanks to playwright Anna Jordan.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Text of the Day: Stop & Search 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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