Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
“I am agog/I am aghast/Is Marius in love at last?/I have never seen him ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’/You talk of battles to be won/But here he comes like Don Ju-an/It’s better than an o-per-a!” – Grantaire in Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s Les Misérables
Aleks Sierz FRSA is a theatre critic, and author of the seminal study of new 1990s playwrights, In-Yer-Face Theatre
. His other books include Rewriting the Nation, The Theatre of Martin Crimp, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights
and Modern British Playwriting
. His latest book (co-authored with Lia Ghilardi) is The Time Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre
. He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, and lecturer. Aleks blogs independently at www.sierz.co.uk
and tweets at @alekssierz