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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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Man vs Bee, Netflix review - or should it be Bee vs Bean?

Rowan Atkinson’s strange little comedy (written by Will Davies) is the story of Trevor Bingley, a rather pitiable late-middle-aged man who finds a...

Così fan tutte, Royal Opera review - vibrant youth and vocal...

Irish soprano Jennifer Davis, a stunning Elsa in this Royal Opera season's revival of Wagner’s Lohengrin, was the lure to sit through Jan...

Album: Gwenno - Tresor

“The historic, the prehistoric, the natural, architectural, geological, ornithological, or on the side of its folklore, Christian or heathen – the...

The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre review - strong clashes, t...

I live in Brixton, south London. A few days ago, the borough’s aptly named Windrush Square hosted events which celebrated the contribution of the...

Moon, 66 Questions review - captivating daughter-father dram...

It takes some confidence for a first-time feature director to interrupt her essentially realistic...

Stanislav Aseyev: In Isolation - Dispatches from Occupied Do...

Stanislav Aseyev is a Ukrainian writer who came in from the...

We (Nous) review - a low-key look at life in the suburbs of...

Director Alice Diop read an article by Pierre Bergounioux in which he described how he began writing to draw attention to his overlooked neck of...

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Could this be the summer Bayreuth finally sees a new Ring production that comes anywhere near its last great epic success, Harry Kupfer’s, which...

theartsdesk Q&A: bass-baritone Christopher Purves on com...

He’s the most haunting, at times terrifying Wozzeck I’ve seen, in Richard Jones's Welsh National Opera baked-bean-factory production, and the...