Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk. Favourite stage direction: “There are two printed versions of this play. One is exclusively used by the actors and audience in the performance. The actors read most of their lines from that book. They invite the audience to turn the pages with …
Tim Crouch returns! And Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation at the Royal Court, his experimental exploration of belief and determinism, is touched by genius.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk. One from the archives…
The Harry Potter team presents a hyped up state-of-the-family play in The End Of History and it just falls flat on its face.
Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre, a bright new two-hander about an internet troll being trolled is intelligent, lively, provocative and funny.
London’s theatre scene is awash with productions which offer a ‘fresh’ take on classics but Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner demonstrates exactly what really ‘fresh’ theatre is – and should be.
What’s so great about Jack Thorne’s play The End of History (as well as his consistently interesting use of stage directions) is that it has made me pause to think but is all wrapped up in this absorbing family comedy.
In The End of History Thorne shuffles various perspectives within the family, examining their different experiences of the same events from multiple angles, and while these differences drive wedges between them, ultimately and with hope for the future, he explores the ties that keep people together.
With nary an emoji in sight, Megan Vaughan answers Ten Questions for Ten Years with characteristic frankness.
Despite a cracking design, White Pearl doesn’t convince as an effective play at the Royal Court.
David Morrissey and Lesley Sharp will play husband and wife in the world premiere of Jack Thorne’s new play the end of history…, directed by Royal Court Theatre associate director John Tiffany.
White Pearl is a thematically dense play that tells a compelling story at a pace that matches the speed of social media downfall, but with nuance, tension and ferocity.
One woman’s journey to explore the legacy of the slave trade is brilliantly personal and provocative in salt. at the Royal Court Theatre.
White Pearl at the Royal Court Theatre, a new satire about the cosmetics industry and race, plays with stereotypes but is only mildly funny.
Five mice for White Pearl at the Royal Court Theatre because it’s different and clever and useful, and horribly good fun.
Chekhov classic from the team behind the West End hit Summer and Smoke is too middle of the road
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Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.