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

Unspoken, Mel Rozel Brayford


Gareth Ford-Elliot, Katie Ryde (Eno Theatre at Atrium, University of South Wales).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Keiron Self, Brian Tarr

The Wind In The Willows

Mike Kenny / Kenneth Grahame (Sherman Theatre at Sherman Theatre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Silvia Mercuriali, Manuel Vason

Under Glass

Suzy Willson, Paul Clark (Clod Ensemble at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

John Owen-Jones and water boys, Polly Thomas

Tiger Bay

Michael Williams (book & lyrics), Daf James (music) (Wales Millennium Centre, Cape Town Opera at Wales Millennium Centre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Animatorium, National Dance Company Wales


Caroline Finn, Lee Johnston, Matteo Marfoglia (National Dance Company Wales at Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Pradeep Jey and Lisa Zahra, Kieran Cudlip

Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman (Fio / The Other Room at The Other Room, Porters, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Parade, Mark Douet


Marc Rees, Caroline Finn, Marcos Morau (National Dance Company Wales and Marc Rees at Wales Millennium Centre).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Alex Clatworthy and Gwydion Rhys, Jorge Lizalde

Little Wolf

Simon Harris / Henrik Ibsen (Lucid Theatre at Chapter, Cardiff).
Reviewer: Othniel Smith

Wil Young, Jorge Lizalde

Of Mice And Men

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