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aleks sierz

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Aleks is author of In-Yer-Face Theatre and Rewriting the Nation, co-editor of theatreVOICE website, and works as a journalist, broadcaster and theatre critic at large.

Articles By Aleks Sierz

Jews. In Their Own Words, Royal Court review - calling out ancient prejudice

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The P Word, Bush Theatre review - persecution and pride

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Silence, Donmar Warehouse review - documenting disaster

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The Trials, Donmar Warehouse review - chillingly compelling

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All of Us, National Theatre review - revelatory, but problematic

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Chasing Hares, Young Vic review - militant mix of politics and fantasy

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The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre review - strong clashes, too little drama

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Bangers, Soho Theatre review - sizzling gig theatre

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That Is Not Who I Am, Royal Court review – gimmicky post-truth spoof

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Lotus Beauty, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review – uneasy mix of comedy and tragedy

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Middle, National Theatre review - a bit of a muddle

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The Corn Is Green, National Theatre review – Nicola Walker teaches a life lesson

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The Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre review – acting masterclass

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Cock, Ambassadors Theatre review – brutal, bruising and brilliant

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Ghosts of the Titanic, Park Theatre review – well written, but poorly staged

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Shedding a Skin, Soho Theatre review - feel the love

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