Othniel Smith

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Reviews (3)
Tremor
Midtown E
British Theatre Guide

for a previous production “A timely, relevant new play...Rattray and Diveny bring a tangible nerviness to their portrayal of the mistrustful pair...Dialogue is snappy and believable, and if some speeches seem over-rehearsed, it is perhaps forgivable, since each has spent much time in deep, solitary reflection. Birch allows the narrative to unfold with admirable subtlety; this ebbs away as we near a denouement which is perhaps too literal...Still, 'Tremor' is an absorbingly tense hour of drama.” Full Review

The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
British Theatre Guide

for a previous production "The performances cannot be faulted…Director Rachael Boulton is instantly relatable as Dina…The dialogue is sharper and funnier than one might have expected from a devised production…Motherlode has created a piece which, for all its emotional manipulativeness, is visually arresting and very well acted. Whether it is a subversively complex take on the eternal struggle between town and country, however, or simply a muddled one will be for the viewer to judge." Full Review

British Theatre Guide

for a previous production "The show is directed, with admirable attention played to narrative light and shade, by Joshua Richards, but the charm of this hour-long production hangs on the undoubted warmth and affability of Llewelyn-Williams’s portrayal not only of the irrepressible young Alan but also his centred adult incarnation...While there is a modicum of prestidigitation, the spectacular illusion to which the piece seems to be building never materializes. This is only a minor disappointment, however...A heartenin... Full Review