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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Text of the Day: Philip Pullman on lying 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, December 11, 2019

‘A dazzling triumph’: CYRANO DE BERGERAC – West End by Aleks Sierz

James McAvoy triumphs in Martin Crimp’s magnificent makeover of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac: a jaw-dropping success.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘The two central performances are compelling’: RAVENS: SPASSKY VS FISCHER – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Ravens: Spassky Vs Fischer, an intriguing documentary drama about the chess match of the century, gets bogged down in its final half hour.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tom Morton-Smith’s “Ravens: Spassky Vs Fischer” at the Hampstead Theatre: Real-Life Cold War Chess Match by Aleks Sierz

Today, we call it soft power. During the Cold War it was more like success at any cost—and by any means necessary. In the 1970s, both the United States and the Soviet Union used sport, as …

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Text of the Day: Ian Kershaw on The Greatest Play in the History of the World 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 5, 2019

‘Oddly unengaging’: MIDNIGHT MOVIE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

I wanted to love this Midnight Movie, but — like almost any screen experience — I couldn’t quite connect with it. Despite some disturbing passages, it feels like less than the sum of i…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

‘You leave the theatre enriched by the experience’: THE GREATEST PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

Originally produced in association with Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, director Raz Shaw’s production of The Greatest Play in the History of the World is one of the most charming a…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Text of the Day: Touching the Void 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, December 1, 2019

Ian Kershaw’s “The Greatest Play in the History of the World” at the Trafalgar Studios: Science Fantasy Hymn to Love by Aleks Sierz

Naturalism is both the best thing about British theatre, being democratic and comprehensible by all, and the worst, being boringly unimaginative and frankly banal. The hegemony of this aesth…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

“When the Crows Visit” at The Kiln Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Some news stories have a very long half-life. Their power to shock does not diminish; they continue to radiate pain. One such is the gang rape and murder that happened in South Delhi in Dec…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

‘Great stuff excellently performed’: THE ARRIVAL – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Director Bijan Sheibani turns playwright in a fine two-hander about family and the crisis of masculinity in The Arrival at the Bush Theatre.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Text of the Day: #WeAreArrested 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 27, 2019

“Sydney & The Old Girl” at The Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Actor Miriam Margolyes is a phenomenon. Not only has this Dickensian specialist starred in high-profile shows both here and in Australia, a country whose citizenship she took up in 2013, but…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

‘Both humorous & humane’: #WeAreArrested – Arcola Theatre by Aleks Sierz

#WeAreArrested, a new RSC adaptation of Turkish editor Can Dündar’s prison memoir, is beautifully written and simply staged.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Can Dündar’s “#WeAreArrested” at the Arcola Theatre: Committed Political Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Truth is the first casualty of war, and often it is journalists who have to pay the price. Killing the messenger seems to be an accepted way of falsifying the facts—and this applies to any…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

“The House of the Spirits” at The Cervantes Theatre by Aleks Sierz

South America’s trauma in the second half of the twentieth century can be summed up by one phrase: The Disappeared. Whether in Argentina or Chile or anywhere else, the victims of military …

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Text of the Day: Sydney & The Old Girl 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 20, 2019

‘Quintessential tale of survival against the odds’: TOUCHING THE VOID – West End by Aleks Sierz

David Greig's much-lauded mountaineering survival story fails to reach the dizzy heights.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Text of the Day: Little Baby Jesus 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 18, 2019

Text of the Day: When the Crows Visit 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, November 16, 2019

‘Compelling, piece of engaged political theatre’: TROJAN HORSE – Battersea Arts Centre & Touring by Aleks Sierz

This touring production of Trojan Horse, a verbatim theatre piece about the Birmingham schools scandal, is absorbingly polemical and moving.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Text Of The Day: On Bear Ridge at 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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Thursday, November 14, 2019

‘Never really grips the guts’: GOD’S DICE – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Believe in ideas? David Baddiel’s new play God’s Dice stars Alan Davies as a scientist drawn to religion.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Text of the Day: John le Carré on Englishness – and Europe 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 11, 2019

‘Full of feeling & rich in ideas’: THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS – Cervantes Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Caridad Svich’s excellent adaptation of Isabel Allende’s 1982 modern classic The House of the Spirits is an epic and emotional evocation of South American history.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

David Baddiel’s “God’s Dice” at the Soho Theatre: Mid-Life Crisis as Science Confronts Religion by Aleks Sierz

One of the great cultural divides is that between religion and science. Of course, as novels such as Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy amply prove, it’s easier to speculate abo…

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‘Flashes of fun but narrowly sadistic’: SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Black comedy Sydney & The Old Girl is occasionally entertaining, but much too dark and dispiriting for its own good.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Text of the Day: Botticelli in the Fire 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 5, 2019

‘Has enormous symbolic resonance’: ON BEAR RIDGE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

On BearRidge, the first Ed Thomas play for 15 years, is a post-apocalyptic metaphor-fest which is tragic, lyrical and funny too.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Text of the Day: Baby Reindeer 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, October 31, 2019

Text of the Day: A History of Water in the Middle East 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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