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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

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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Nuclear War, Royal Court review - ‘deeply felt and haunting’

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Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre review - ‘powerful but ethically troubling’

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Expensive Shit, Soho Theatre, review - 'strong but slender'

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Consent, National Theatre, review - thrilling revenge drama

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Don Juan in Soho, Wyndhams Theatre review - 'David Tennant is Marber-Molière playboy'

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The Kid Stays in the Picture, Royal Court, review – ‘sad, bad and sprawling’

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A Dark Night in Dalston, Park Theatre

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My Country; A Work in Progress, National Theatre

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