Mark Smith

Yorkshire Editor

E-mail: mark@britishtheatreguide.info

Mark is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Salford's department of English, Politics and Contemporary History. His research focuses on new writing, devising, performance and physical theatre, and the overlap between these fields.

He studied at Oxford and York, where he also completed his MA and PhD. He has also directed and performed in productions throughout England and abroad, starting up an English-language student theatre company while working in Finland, and more recently directing for the York Shakespeare Project, Script Yorkshire and York Settlement Players.

Latest reviews

Emilio Iannucci and Elizabeth Mary Williams in The Book of Dragons, Anthony Robling

The Book of Dragons

E Nesbit, adapted by Juliet Forster (York Theatre Royal at The Studio, York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Cora Kirk as Lucy and Peter Caulfield as Mr Tumnus, Birgit & Ralf Brinkhoff

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Devised by the company, based on the novel by C S Lewis (West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber at Quarry Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Reece Dinsdale and Katherine Rose Morley in (the fall of) The Master Builder, Manuel Harlan

(the fall of) The Master Builder

Zinnie Harris after Henrik Ibsen (West Yorkshire Playhouse at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Alexander Kelly in 600 People, Ed Collier

600 People

Alexander Kellly (Third Angel at The Studio, York Theatre Royal).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Laura Bradshaw and Nic Green in Cock and Bull,

Cock and Bull

Nic Green with Rosana Cade and Laura Bradshaw (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Live Art Bistro at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Testament in WOKE,

WOKE

Testament (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre, Roundhouse and Camden People’s Theatre co-production in association with LittleMighty at Barber Studio, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Daniel Bye in Instructions for Border Crossing, Daniel Bye

Instructions for Border Crossing

Daniel Bye (ARC Stockton, supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse at Barber Studio, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith