thu 07/07/2022

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

The High Table, Bush Theatre review - party on in Lagos and London

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Far Away, Donmar Warehouse review - one for the devotees

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Death of England, National Theatre review - furious but fabulous

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The Sugar Syndrome, Orange Tree Theatre review - pushing empathy to the limit

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The Welkin, National Theatre review - women's labour is a pain

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Scenes with Girls, Royal Court review - feminist separatism 2.0

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Les Misérables, Sondheim Theatre review - join in our crusade

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Snowflake, Kiln Theatre review - strong but clumsy generational war

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A Kind of People, Royal Court review - multiculturalism falls apart

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Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre review - James McAvoy triumphant

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Midnight Movie, Royal Court review - sleepless and digital

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The Arrival, Bush Theatre review - boys will definitely be boys

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Touching the Void, Duke of York's Theatre review - not quite high enough

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Sydney & the Old Girl, Park Theatre review - black comedy too melodramatic

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On Bear Ridge, Royal Court review - Rhys Ifans's tragicomic masterclass

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Botticelli in the Fire, Hampstead Theatre review - history mash-up burns bright

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