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

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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Alkaline, Park Theatre review - faith, friendship and failure

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Imperium, Gielgud Theatre review - eventful, very eventful, Roman epic

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Genesis Inc, Hampstead Theatre review - Harry Enfield in ungodly mess

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By day three of any festival things are usually winding down. But there was a sense that...

Album: Vyvyan - Y

After four years, three releases and a slew of remixes, the identity of spotlight-shunning producer Vyvyan ended up the subject of intense...

theartsdesk at the East Neuk Festival 2022 - on Cloud Nine f...

Last year’s relatively slimline East Neuk Festival felt like a feast in time of plague. This July everything was back to full strength in numerous...

Jessie Burton: The House of Fortune review - a muted, sensit...

A sequel is always a hard thing to write, especially if the book that precedes it is a bestseller, adapted for television and read by more than a...

Album: Viagra Boys - Cave World

The third album from Stockholm rowdies Viagra Boys doesn’t muck about with what they do, but it’s more persistently punkin’ than their last. There...

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At the beginning of this film, Mick Jagger says: “What most...

Alcina, Glyndebourne review - Handel on the strand

Reviewing the Grange Festival production of Tamerlano the other day, I noted the difficulty...

Favour, Bush Theatre review - Ambreen Razia's punchy ne...

Where should Leila live — Ilford or Kent? It doesn’t sound like an earth-shattering decision for a 15-year-old to make, but the stakes...

Album: Laura Veirs - Found Light

The last minute of Found Light’s third track “Seaside Haiku” is defined by the repetition of a single phrase: “give but don’t give too...

Music Reissues Weekly: Ferkat Al Ard - Oghneya

Oghneya opens with the extraordinary “Matar Al Sabah.” Jazzy, with an overt Brazilian feel it gently swings and swoons....