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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

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Barbican Theatre review - Cillian Murphy soars and sweeps

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The Phlebotomist, Hampstead Theatre review - thought-provoking dystopian thriller

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Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre review - shouting for change

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Alys, Always, Bridge Theatre review - mildly perverse but rather dispiriting

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Inside Bitch, Royal Court review - brave, hilarious yet very slender

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The Son, Kiln Theatre review - darkly tragic

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The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, Lyric Hammersmith review - enchanting graphic novel

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Equus, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - thrilling physicality

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Superhoe, Royal Court review - smart, sassy, and full of feeling

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The Unreturning, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - hymn to home

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Approaching Empty, Kiln Theatre review - more minicab than Uber

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The Convert, Young Vic review - Africa's electric cry for justice

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The Cane, Royal Court review - hey teacher, leave them kids alone

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Hole, Royal Court review - anger is not quite enough

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The Hoes, Hampstead Theatre review - sex and drink and grime

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White Teeth, Kiln Theatre review - tuneless hymn to Kilburn High Road

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Glastonbury Festival 2022: an unexpurgated odyssey around th...

Last days of June 2022, I sit in my writing hut. My liver is radioactive jelly, my nose reinforced concrete, my leg muscles marathon-cramped, and...

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...

theartsdesk in Zurich - forging a brilliant new Ring

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...