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Charles Saumarez Smith

Articles By Charles Saumarez Smith

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Iphigenia in Splott, Lyric Hammersmith review - raises as ma...

It’s hard to keep up with what terms are in vogue amongst those who insist on classifying and vilifying young people, but one that you...

Girl Picture review - Finnish coming-of-age drama offers not...

What is it with pushy Finnish mums and their acrobatic teenage daughters? Just weeks after the release of the Gothic fantasy Hatching...

Album: The Bobby Lees - Bellevue

Unless you’re one of the infamous 1%, you might be forgiven for recently spending a bit of time searching for a booster to reinvigorate your mojo...

Music Reissues Weekly: Catch-A-Fire - Treasure Isle Ska, Top...

Two snapshots of Jamaica’s music, each catching styles associated with specific periods. The two CDs of Catch-A-Fire - Treasure Isle...

Tosca, English National Opera review - a tale of two eras

Rome, 14/15 June 1800: the specifics of the original Sardou melodrama are preserved in Puccini’s thriller mixing love, lust, religion and tyranny...

The Crucible, National Theatre review - visually stunning re...

How can this beauty arise from such ugliness? The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama about the Salem witch trials of 1692, is rife with...

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review - Lesley Manville as a Fifti...

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, based on Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel, is preposterous.  But it’s as pretty as a pink cloud. The director,...

Remote review - an irredeemably silly first feature

Remote is Mika Rottenberg’s first feature film. The New York-based artist was commissioned by Artangel, an organisation renowned for its...

Blonde review - Marilyn Monroe thrown to the wolves

Andrew Dominik’s Blonde is an atrocity – a ghoulish biopic...

John Gabriel Borkman, Bridge Theatre review - amusing tale...

It always feels special when a play speaks so directly to an audience that you feel and hear the ripples of recognition across the auditorium. And...