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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

Paines Plough Roundabout, Orange Tree Theatre review - too brief to really rock

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The Believers Are But Brothers, Bush Theatre review - a gimmick in search of a story

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The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre review - starry cast create a stunning masterpiece

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The Jungle, Young Vic review - physically and emotionally challenging

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Parliament Square, Bush Theatre, review – uncomfortable blaze of anger

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Goats, Royal Court review - unfocused and muddled

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Bad Roads, Royal Court, review – memorably unsettling

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Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre review - Christian Slater is gently charismatic

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The Retreat, Park Theatre, review - funny but a bit flat

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Heather, Bush Theatre review - Harry Potter satire burns bright

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The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre review - crude, over-dramatic and under-motivated

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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre review - fast-moving but over-complicated

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Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall review - favourable verdict on Agatha Christie classic

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Of Kith and Kin, Bush Theatre, review - comic but confused gay surrogacy drama

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Albion, Almeida Theatre, review – Victoria Hamilton’s epic performance

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Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre review – paradoxically predictable

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