Blakeson - Writer

Cardiff-based film, theatre and gig reviews, cultural ramblings, whingeing, short films, etc.

Monday, April 29, 2013

"Am I Cool Now?" (Music Video)

"Am I Cool Now?" (The Custodian Of Records) from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Moving Poems

Some of my poetry films have been featured on the Moving Poems website. Which is nice.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Continuum from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013


My third theatre trip in five days - my equivalent of a triathlon: August 012's production of David Greig's version of Albert Camus' "Caligula" at Chapter. Great, freewheeling, immersive fun. Aware of my good fortune in being able to review them for the British Theatre Guide, which meant I got free tickets, and had three diverse but highly enjoyable nights out, which would otherwise have been unaffordable (face value - over ¬£50 in total). Furthermore, knowing that I was going to have to try and write something vaguely coherent about them made each experience more intense.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

"Love and Money"

My second reviewing assignment this week for the British Theatre Guide - Dennis "Utopia" Kelly's tale of the unfortunate personal consequences of debt and acquisitiveness, "Love and Money", at Chapter. Beautifully done, with powerful leading performances from Will Thorp and Sara Lloyd-Gregory. Slightly irritated that a supposedly sophisticated theatre audience still giggle at rude words.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Steptoe and Son"

The first of three theatre visits this week, courtesy of my work for the British Theatre Guide: "Steptoe and Son" at the Sherman Cymru - a touring production from Kneehigh Theatre in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Playhouse. A highly enjoyable production, cleverly stitching together four episodes of the classic sit-com, with a surreal, song-and-dance twist. But sadly not the one which starred Leonard Rossiter as an escaped prisoner.

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Friday, April 05, 2013


"Smoked" from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

A new, extended, N.S.F.W. trailer for the novella "Sons Of Nervous Lovers."

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Shakespeare - Sonnet 24

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