Articles by Sam Smith

26 Dance Shows To See In London This Autumn From Just £3

26 Dance Shows To See In London This Autumn From Just £3

Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, Footloose and more. | By Sam Smith
Review: Get This Calendar Girls Remake In Your Diary

Review: Get This Calendar Girls Remake In Your Diary

Gary Barlow on songwriting duties. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Must-See Festive Dance Shows In London This Christmas

Mad Hatter's tea parties to Jazz Age romps. | By Sam Smith
Review: Infanticide-Themed Opera Both Draining And Engaging

Review: Infanticide-Themed Opera Both Draining And Engaging

A tale of fickle men, lost love and killing babies. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: Anish Kapoor Ditches Sculpture For Opera

Review: Anish Kapoor Ditches Sculpture For Opera

First rate opera with innovative set designs. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Running Wild Reviewed: A Real Summer Treat

Running Wild Reviewed: A Real Summer Treat

Is this adaptation of a Michael Morpurgo novel the natural successor to War Horse? | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: Will This Black Comedy Make You Laugh Yourself To Death?

Review: Will This Black Comedy Make You Laugh Yourself To Death?

1920s Russian play made relevant for modern Britain. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
Review: Ballet Of The Winter's Tale Is A Modern Classic

Review: Ballet Of The Winter's Tale Is A Modern Classic

Second chance to see this outstanding creation. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Review: Nothing Is Black And White In Les Blancs

Review: Nothing Is Black And White In Les Blancs

Lorraine Hansberry's little known play gets due attention. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: If You See One Philip Glass Opera, Make It This One

Review: If You See One Philip Glass Opera, Make It This One

Minimalism connects Ancient Egypt to the modern day. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Giselle With Popcorn: Ballet Comes To Cinemas In London And Beyond

Giselle With Popcorn: Ballet Comes To Cinemas In London And Beyond

The ultimate romantic ballet on the big screen. | By Sam Smith
Review: Royal Ballet Scales The Heights In An All-Contemporary Programme

Review: Royal Ballet Scales The Heights In An All-Contemporary Programme

One choreographer, three varied delights at Covent Garden. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Review: Morality Tale Meets Wilde Wit In An Intimate Venue

Review: Morality Tale Meets Wilde Wit In An Intimate Venue

Oscar Wilde's novella adapted for the stage by his own grandson. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: Royal Ballet On Top Form In Varied Double Bill

Review: Royal Ballet On Top Form In Varied Double Bill

Two works from its founder choreographer, Frederick Ashton. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Review: Nostalgic Tale Of Wartime Evacuation With A Hint Of Darkness

Review: Nostalgic Tale Of Wartime Evacuation With A Hint Of Darkness

Heart warming play that does not shy away from the realities of war. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Top Ballet Dancer Dazzles With Some Help From His Friends

Top Ballet Dancer Dazzles With Some Help From His Friends

One of the last chances to catch this enigma before he retires. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Review: Cry God For Harry At The Barbican

Review: Cry God For Harry At The Barbican

The Royal Shakespeare Company hits the capital in anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Preview: Royal Ballet To Showcase Two Works From Its Founder Choreographer

Preview: Royal Ballet To Showcase Two Works From Its Founder Choreographer

A double bill from the peerless Frederick Ashton. | By Sam Smith
Hidden Gem Of A Play Explores Government Corruption: Waste Reviewed

Hidden Gem Of A Play Explores Government Corruption: Waste Reviewed

How much has politics really changed over the last century? | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
English National Opera Triumphs With Underrated Verdi Masterpiece: Review

English National Opera Triumphs With Underrated Verdi Masterpiece: Review

Move over Aida and La traviata - it's time to give this lesser known gem an airing! | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Mr Foote's Other Leg Reviewed: Comedy And Tragedy Combine

Mr Foote's Other Leg Reviewed: Comedy And Tragedy Combine

18th century actor appears in his own theatre! | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Review: Lloyd Webber's Cats Continues To Make Us Purr

Review: Lloyd Webber's Cats Continues To Make Us Purr

Smash hit returns for 11 week run. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Celebrity Castrato Hits The High Notes On West End Transfer

Celebrity Castrato Hits The High Notes On West End Transfer

Star countertenor shines once more in this fusion of theatre and music. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Convicts In Australia Find Redemption Through Theatre

Convicts In Australia Find Redemption Through Theatre

Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic comes to the National Theatre. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Sinatra Resurrected At The London Palladium

Sinatra Resurrected At The London Palladium

A shrine-like show to Ol' Blue Eyes. | By Sam Smith
David Suchet In Drag Shines In Oscar Wilde Classic

David Suchet In Drag Shines In Oscar Wilde Classic

The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Opera Holland Park’s Aida Is No Museum Piece -- Review

Opera Holland Park’s Aida Is No Museum Piece -- Review

Colour over clarity in this interpretation of Verdi's masterpiece. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
Review: Does The Seagull Fly At Regent’s Park?

Review: Does The Seagull Fly At Regent’s Park?

Chekhov play in the open air. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Can A Play About Pornography Be Too Light?

Can A Play About Pornography Be Too Light?

Do we want to watch this National Theatre piece? | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
The Beaux’ Stratagem: As Witty As It Is Clever

The Beaux’ Stratagem: As Witty As It Is Clever

George Farquhar’s classic Restoration comedy. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Power And Democracy 17th Century Style At The National

Power And Democracy 17th Century Style At The National

Apt theatre for a general election. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Ballet La Fille Mal Gardée Is As Light-Hearted And Comical As They Come

Ballet La Fille Mal Gardée Is As Light-Hearted And Comical As They Come

Riotous classic returns to the Royal Opera House. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Dido, Queen of Carthage Feels As Youthful As Ever

Dido, Queen of Carthage Feels As Youthful As Ever

The Globe Young Players at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
Go Go Go To Spend Spend Spend

Go Go Go To Spend Spend Spend

Union Theatre's winning follow up to Loserville. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

9/11 Opera To Premiere At Barbican

ENO production depicts event that changed the world. | By Sam Smith
Tenderness Outweighed By Tragedy In The Broken Heart

Tenderness Outweighed By Tragedy In The Broken Heart

A John Ford classic at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Swan Lake: First Rate Ballet On Stage And Screen

Swan Lake: First Rate Ballet On Stage And Screen

Anthony Dowell's production returns to the Royal Opera House. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Loserville Proves A Real Winner

Loserville Proves A Real Winner

Elliot Davis and James Bourne's musical works a treat. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Perfect Production Builds On Brilliant Opera At The Coliseum

Perfect Production Builds On Brilliant Opera At The Coliseum

Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. It doesn't get much better. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Pirandello Classic Wreaks Havoc At The Barbican

Pirandello Classic Wreaks Havoc At The Barbican

Metatheatrical play is as absurd as it is brilliant. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Ancient Opera Orfeo Feels As Fresh As Ever

Ancient Opera Orfeo Feels As Fresh As Ever

Monteverdi's classic at the Roundhouse. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
A Small Stage But A Grand Tour At The Finborough

A Small Stage But A Grand Tour At The Finborough

1970s musical enjoys its European premiere. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Children’s Opera Proves Seriously Entertaining

Children’s Opera Proves Seriously Entertaining

The Way Back Home at the Young Vic. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Stage Scissorhands Is Slick And Sharp

Stage Scissorhands Is Slick And Sharp

A visual feast from Matthew Bourne. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Don Quixote: Brilliant Ballet Served Up With Spanish Pizzazz

Don Quixote: Brilliant Ballet Served Up With Spanish Pizzazz

Carlos Acosta's 2013 version of the Russian classic enjoys its first revival. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
White Christmas Is A Heart-Warming Winter's Night Out

White Christmas Is A Heart-Warming Winter's Night Out

Stage version of the iconic film comes to the Dominion Theatre. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Cutting Edge Musical Theatre In The Scottsboro Boys

Cutting Edge Musical Theatre In The Scottsboro Boys

Kander and Ebb's final show transfers to the West End. | By Sam Smith
Captivating Revival Of Manon From The Royal Ballet

Captivating Revival Of Manon From The Royal Ballet

Forty year old production feels as fresh as ever. | By Sam Smith