Othniel Smith

Cardiff reviewer

Othniel Smith is the author of the plays “Giant Steps” (produced at the Oval House and Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre in 1998, and published in “New Welsh Drama II” - Parthian Books, 2001), “Fight Of The Century” (produced by BBC Wales and the Sherman Theatre in 2002), and “See The Glory” (read as part of Talawa’s “Manz Like Me” season at the Young Vic in November 2008). He has also penned a number of short stories and plays for BBC Radio Four - including “Thank-You for Talking To Me Africa” (1994), and “Man Talk” (2001); as well as episodes of the popular children’s television series “The Story Of Tracy Beaker”, “Kerching”, “Hilltop Hospital” and "Tati's Hotel"; and the music-themed novel “Yer Blues”. He has a doctorate in Independent Film from the University of Glamorgan, and has written and directed a number of short films.

Blog: http://blakeson.blogspot.com

Films: http://www.vimeo.com/othniel

CV: https://othnielsmith.wordpress.com/

Amazon page:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Othniel-Smith/e/B0043O1T9K/

Latest reviews

Wil Young, Jorge Lizalde

Of Mice And Men

John Steinbeck (August 012 / Hijinx at Seligman Studio, Chapter).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Morfydd Clark, Denise Black, Hedydd Dylan, Simon Armstrong & Matthew Bulgo, Mark Douet

The Cherry Orchard

Gary Owen / Anton Chekhov (Sherman Theatre at Sherman Theatre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Shannon Keogh, Kieran Cudlip

My Name Is Rachel Corrie

Alan Rickman, Katharine Viner (Graphic in association with The Other Room at The Other Room, Porters, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Quiet Hands, Winterlight Theatre

Quiet Hands

Tim Rhys (Winterlight Theatre at Chapter).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Anita Reynolds, Kieran Cudlip


debbie tucker green (Run Amok at The Other Room, Porters, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Liam Tobin, Kirsten McTernan


Owen Thomas (Chapter, Gareth John Bale, Owen Thomas at Seligman Studio, Chapter, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Kate Elis, Ben Jones

Where Do Little Birds Go?

Camilla Whitehill (No Boundaries Theatre at Little Man Coffee Company, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Elaine Paton, Kirsten McTernan


Elaine Paton and the company (Elaine Paton at Seligman Studio, Chapter, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Ioan Gwyn, Dean Rehman, Jorge Lizalde - Studio Cano

The Tempest

William Shakespeare (Taking Flight at Thompson's Park, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Duncan Hallis and Cory Tucker, Tess Seymour Photography


Duncan Hallis and Cory Tucker (Big Loop Theatre Cimpany at Chapter, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith