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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Text of the Day: Apologia 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, August 16, 2017

THE MAJORITY – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New play about participation and democracy is entertaining enough, but a bit too tricksy and too so-what-ish?

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Text of the Day: Touch 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, August 12, 2017

HAMLET – Harold Pinter Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Andrew Scott's interpretation of the Prince of Denmark is stylish, relevant and completely contemporary.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

BORDERS IN A BEDROOM – Tristan Bates Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Directed by Celine Rosenthal, Borders in a Bedroom is a short and slender work, but the playwright shows great promise.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

APOLOGIA – West End by Aleks Sierz

The 1960s were “hilarious”, says one young character in this revival, starring Broadway icon Stockard Channing, of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2009 family drama at the Trafalgar Studios. How…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Text of the Day: Mosquitoes 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, August 4, 2017

TOUCH – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Latest play from DryWrite's Vicky Jones provides a vivid picture of contemporary metropolitan womanhood.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

MOSQUITOES – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The question that always needs to be asked of any example of science on stage, and there are now very many, is this: does the science add anything to the meaning of the play?

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Text of the Day: Common 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, July 20, 2017

Text of the Day: Hir 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, July 18, 2017

Text of the Day: Playwright Anders Lustgarten on hope 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, July 13, 2017

BODIES – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New drama about surrogacy is rich in metaphor and fraught with conflict, but you have to ignore its politics.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Text of the Day: Terror 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, July 10, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICE MEN IN BRITAIN – Jermyn Street Theatre by Aleks Sierz

We’re familiar, perhaps too familiar, with the image of Dad’s Army, gamely tramping down the country lanes and across the verdant fields of southern England during the second world war. …

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Text of the Day: The Handmaid’s Tale 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, June 29, 2017

INK – Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Graham tells the eye-opening story of how Murdoch bought the ailing Sun newspaper and turned it into Britain’s most popular tabloid by focusing on the tycoon’s relationship with Larry La…

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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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