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ASH Smyth

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ASH Smyth has written about music and the arts for The Oxford Times, The First Post, The Spectator, Music Teacher, Early Music Today, whatsonstage.com, Guernica, Stop Smiling, and the Sri Lankan Sunday Times. He is the co-author (with Richard Suart) of They'd None of 'Em Be Missed, a potted history of WS Gilbert's "Little List".

Articles By ASH Smyth

The Three Musketeers (3D)

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Snoop Dogg, O2 Arena

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House, Season 8, Sky1

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theartsdesk Q&A: Actor Paul Bettany

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The Debt

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The Good The Bad/ The Cut Outs/ Peter Parker's Rock'n'Roll Club, Madame JoJo's

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Fry's Planet Word, BBC Two

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Mademoiselle Chambon

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Spooks, Series 10, BBC One

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Gary Numan, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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Q&A Special: Bass Sir John Tomlinson, Part 2

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Q&A Special: Bass Sir John Tomlinson, Part 1

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Misfits: Vegas Baby!, 4oD

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DVD: A Very British Coup

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The Children of 9/11, Channel 4

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QI, BBC Two

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Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts review - she is a human being

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Girl on an Altar, Kiln Theatre review - machismo, murder and...

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First Person: Christina McMaster - seeking musical cures for...

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Album: Yama Warashi - Crispy Moon

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Between Two Worlds review - Juliette Binoche, maid in Franc...

For die-hard Juliette Binoche fans – don’t cross us, we get angry – Between Two Worlds is heaven. The...

Samson et Dalila, Royal Opera review - from austerity to exc...

Words and situations are one-dimensional, but the music is chameleonic, if not profound, and crafted with a master’s hand. What to do about ...

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In Maltese-American Alex Camilleri’s debut feature, it’s a case of follow the swordfish. This terrifically atmospheric, almost documentary-like...

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In this best-selling Korean novella, recently translated into English by Jamie Chang, Kim...