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Monday, April 24, 2017

NUCLEAR WAR – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Text can sometimes be a prison. At its best, postwar British theatre is a writer’s theatre, with the great pensmiths — from Samuel Beckett, John Osborne and Harold Pinter to Caryl Church…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

THE PHILANTHROPIST – Trafalgar Studios by Aleks Sierz

One good reason to visit the theatre is to see stars in the flesh. And some of the biggest celebs are familiar to us from television. So what should a savvy producer do? Well, put on a popul…

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Text of the Day: Guards at the Taj 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 21, 2017

Text of the Day: The Plague 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, April 19, 2017

Text of the Day: Consent 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 17, 2017

Text of the Day: Sense of an Ending 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 14, 2017

GUARDS AT THE TAJ – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

For its reopening, Younis has looked across the pond for a new play. He has chosen Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj, which was first staged at the Atlantic Theatre, New York, in 2015, pick…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

GUARDS AT THE TAJ – Bush Theatre by Aleks Sierz

West London new writing venue reopens with an ethically troubling play about another architectural marvel.

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THE PLAGUE – Arcola Theatre by Aleks Sierz

There is an appealing simplicity to the narrative of Camus’s 1947 novel: originally set in Oran, in French Algerian, the book tells the story of a devastating infection that starts off slo…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Text of the Day: Ugly Lies the Bone 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, April 8, 2017

EXPENSIVE SHIT – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

It’s hot. Real hot. And you’re dancing, just lost in music. You’re at the legendary Shrine nightclub in Lagos, where Afrobeat star Fela Kuti is king. It’s 1994. And it’s hot. Sweat…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Text of the Day: Don Juan in Soho 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, April 6, 2017

CONSENT – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Rape is such a serious social issue that it’s hardly surprising that several recent plays have tackled it. I’m thinking of Gary Owen’s Violence and Son, James Fritz’s Four Minutes Tw…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Text of the Day: Big Guns 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 2, 2017

DON JUAN IN SOHO – West End by Aleks Sierz

Updating the classics is not without its pitfalls. How can a modern audience, which has a completely different set of religious beliefs, relate to a 17th-century morality tale in which the l…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

CHINGLISH – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Chinglish was first staged in on Broadway in 2011, and is set in Guiyang (pop four million). Daniel Cavanaugh, an American who heads a firm of Ohio sign-makers, wants to secure a deal with a…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

BIG GUNS – The Yard Theatre by Aleks Sierz

There are many powerful metaphors for our way of life: a casino economy, the society of the spectacle, a modern Babylon. But there is plenty of room for another one, something strong, someth…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Text of the Day: The Kid Stays in the Picture 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 27, 2017

LOVE IN IDLENESS – Menier Chocolate Factory by Aleks Sierz

The rehabilitation of playwright Terence Rattigan has surpassed even the stage when not only are his best plays regularly revived, but also his less good work now reaches a large audience. S…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE – Royal Court by Aleks Sierz

The beauty of fiction is that its stories have both compelling shape and deep meaning — they are dramas in which things feel right and true and real. The trouble with real life is that it…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

FILTHY BUSINESS – Hampstead Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In Filthy Business, a comic epic, playwright Ryan Craig travels back in time to explore the poisonous and reptilian atmosphere of the Solomon family, the owners of a retail rubber business i…

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Text of the Day: A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion to Someone (–noun) 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 16, 2017

Text of the Day: Limehouse 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, March 15, 2017

A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON – Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Ex-EastEnder Michelle Collins stars in haunting, if slightly flawed, account of belief and loneliness.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Text of the Day: Made in India 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 13, 2017

MY COUNTRY; A WORK IN PROGRESS – National Theatre & touring by Aleks Sierz

Oh dear. The first play explicitly about Brexit is being staged by the National Theatre in a production that has all the acrid flavour of virtue signalling.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

MADE IN INDIA – Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Satinder Chohan’s punningly titled Made in India, has been touring the country since January and now arrives at the Soho Theatre in London.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

LIMEHOUSE – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Politics is a serious business, but it’s also a fun spectator sport. Think of the duels in Prime Minister’s Questions; or the marathon that is Brexit.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Text of the Day: Blasted 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, March 8, 2017

A PROFOUNDLY AFFECTIONATE, PASSIONATE DEVOTION TO SOMEONE (–NOUN) – Royal Court by Aleks Sierz

Love, we know, will tear us apart again. And again. And yet again. It will shred our nerves and rip through our guts; it will fill us with anguish, and then douse us in regrets.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

UGLY LIES THE BONE – National by Aleks Sierz

Theatre increasingly uses digital delights to enhance audience enjoyment. And you can easily see why.

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