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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

Hole, Royal Court review - anger is not quite enough

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The Hoes, Hampstead Theatre review - sex and drink and grime

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White Teeth, Kiln Theatre review - tuneless hymn to Kilburn High Road

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ear for eye, Royal Court review - powerful and passionate anti-racism

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A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre review - black comedy falls flat

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Stories, National Theatre review - comic conception capers

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I'm Not Running, National Theatre review - puzzling political drama

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The Sweet Science of Bruising, Southwark Playhouse review - boxing clever

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Pack of Lies, Menier Chocolate Factory review - suburban spy story

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Poet in da Corner, Royal Court review - mind-blowing energy plus plus plus

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An Adventure, Bush Theatre review - epic but flawed

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The Woods, Royal Court review - Lesley Sharp triumphs again

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Holy Shit, Kiln Theatre review - what's in a name?

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Aristocrats, Donmar Warehouse review - fresh but uneven

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Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online), Trafalgar Studios review - Geordie chancer comes of age

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Allelujah!, Bridge Theatre review - hilarious but dark, darker, darkest

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