Articles by Sam Smith

The Royal Ballet's First New Swan Lake For 31 Years Was Worth The Wait

The Royal Ballet's First New Swan Lake For 31 Years Was Worth The Wait

A sure-fire hit. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

From abstract dance to stories about unrequited love. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet's New Triple Bill Celebrates West Side Story Composer

Royal Ballet's New Triple Bill Celebrates West Side Story Composer

A mixed bill of slightly mixed fortunes. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Should You Trust This Madcap And Bizarre Play?

Should You Trust This Madcap And Bizarre Play?

Theatre without plot. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
The Best Dance Shows To See In London This Spring

The Best Dance Shows To See In London This Spring

A very special Swan Lake. | By Sam Smith
Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Carey Mulligan Triumphs In One-Woman Show

Starts out light-hearted, ends up anything but. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Collective Rage: A Humorous Yet Poignant Exploration Of Rage And Belonging

Five women, united by a name. | By Sam Smith ★★★☆☆
Queens Do Battle At The Duke Of York’s

Queens Do Battle At The Duke Of York’s

Who plays who is decided by the toss of a coin. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

The Beginning Of A Relationship Explored In Intricate Detail

An entertaining show to make you think. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Giselle Proves The Ultimate Romantic Ballet

Soft and otherworldly. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

Fiction Proves More Powerful Than Fact In Amadeus

A tale of musical rivalry. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
A Double Bill Of Contrasts From English National Ballet

A Double Bill Of Contrasts From English National Ballet

Tackling heavy topics such as death as reunion and the dangers of obsession. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Dance Review: The Biggest Nutcracker In London This Christmas

Dance Review: The Biggest Nutcracker In London This Christmas

An outstanding presentation of a Christmas classic. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Not an evening for the squeamish. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Tradition And Innovation Combine In The Nutcracker

Tradition And Innovation Combine In The Nutcracker

See the festive classic at London Coliseum. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Dream Cast Crack The Royal Ballet Nut

Dream Cast Crack The Royal Ballet Nut

A classic Christmas adventure. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Chase Away Those Winter Blues With The Royal Ballet

Chase Away Those Winter Blues With The Royal Ballet

Escapism of the highest quality. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
"The World's Oldest State Of The Nation Play" Gets Another Airing

"The World's Oldest State Of The Nation Play" Gets Another Airing

Still as relevant as it was 2,500 years ago. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Brush Up Your Shakespeare At Barbican This Winter

Brush Up Your Shakespeare At Barbican This Winter

This one seems familiar to modern-day audiences. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Expect The Unexpected In This Innovative Royal Ballet Triple Bill

Expect The Unexpected In This Innovative Royal Ballet Triple Bill

Radical ballet is in town. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet Celebrates Its Former Artistic Director

Royal Ballet Celebrates Its Former Artistic Director

Something to see, whatever you look for in a ballet. | By Sam Smith ★★★★★
Venus In Fur Is An Erotically Charged Tale Offering Chills And Thrills

Venus In Fur Is An Erotically Charged Tale Offering Chills And Thrills

It may not be for everyone... | 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 ★★★★☆