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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

Against, Almeida Theatre review - Ben Whishaw is a modern-day Jesus

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The Majority, National Theatre review – a minority interest

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Apologia, Trafalgar Studios review – Stockard Channing shines bright as a 1960s radical

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Bodies, Royal Court review – pregnant with meaning

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Ink, Almeida Theatre review - The Sun rises while show sinks

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Terror, Lyric Hammersmith review – more gimmick than drama

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Hir, Bush Theatre review – transgender home is sub-prime

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Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court review - devastatingly brilliant

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Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre review - foot-stompingly pleasurable

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Common, National Theatre review - Anne-Marie Duff fails to ignite

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Killology, Royal Court review – both disturbing and life-affirming

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Woyzeck, Old Vic review - John Boyega’s thrillingly powerful triumph

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Salomé, National Theatre review - Yaël Farber’s version is verbose and overblown

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The Ferryman, Royal Court, review - ‘Jez Butterworth’s storytelling triumph’

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The Treatment, Almeida Theatre, review - exhilarating Crimp never more relevant

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City of Glass, Lyric Hammersmith review - ‘thrilling and enthralling Paul Auster adaptation’

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Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017 reviews round-up

Wondering what on earth to choose between as you tramp the streets of the festival? These are our highlights so far.

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Edinburgh Festival 2017 review: Verdi's Macbeth - exhil...

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The State, Channel 4 review - dishonest portrait of British...

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The Best Albums of 2017

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The Best Plays in London

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews: Ingrid Oliver / Darren Harrio...

Ingrid Oliver ★★★★ 

Ingrid Oliver is an old Edinburgh hand as one half of the sketch duo Watson and Oliver, but this...

CD: Iron and Wine - Beast Epic

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