Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.The post One for Sorrow appeared first on Aleks Sierz.
There are many powerful metaphors for our way of life: a casino economy, the society of the spectacle, a modern Babylon. But there is plenty of room for another one, something strong, something memorable.
Run the Beast Down, which runs in rep with Carmen Nasr’s Dubailand. Run the Beast Down is a solo show in which actor Ben Aldridge performs a 90-minute monologue about Charlie, a young man who is in bad trouble.
Jamie Lloyd tackles Philip Ridley’s 1991 modern classic — with terrifically immersive results.
Great revival of Caryl Churchill’s classic 1990s double bill is theatrically thrilling and emotionally true.
Alice Birch’s third-wave feminist roller-coaster from 2014 is both thrilling and messy (mostly in a good way).
New immersive experience tells its story of people trafficking with considerable power and imagination.
Rare anniversary revival of Heathcote Williams’s 1966 short is very powerful, if a bit too shouty in parts.
Latest short from the fab Caryl Churchill is a surprisingly intense and uncomfortable play about death, reviewed on the last night of its short season at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre.