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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

Tarantula, Southwark Playhouse online review – spine-tingling love and trauma

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Angela, Sound Stage online review - tender and time-shifting

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Barn Theatre online review - a dazzling adaptation

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The Band Plays On, Sheffield Theatres online review – to Sheffield with love

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Typical, Soho Theatre online review - powerfully poetic and painful

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Shook, Papatango online review - strongly acted, but depressingly predictable

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Overflow, Bush Theatre review – fear, fury and fun

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A Christmas Carol, Bridge Theatre review - deluxe seasonal storytelling

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What a Carve Up!, Barn Theatre online review – ingenious whodunnit

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Little Wars, Union Theatre online review - richly emotional, but formulaic

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Quarter Life Crisis, Bridge Theatre review – slender and superficial

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An Evening with an Immigrant, Bridge Theatre review – poetic and engaging

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Blindness, Donmar Warehouse review - a beautifully haunting parable

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Scrounger, Finborough Theatre online review – autobiography meets meta-theatre

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My White Best Friend (And Other Letters Left Unsaid), Royal Court review – raw but generous

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Les Blancs, National Theatre at Home review – triumphant revival of forgotten classic

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