Othniel Smith

Writer in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Othniel Smith is the author of the plays “Giant Steps” (produced at London’s Oval House and Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre in 1998, and published in “New Welsh Drama II” - Parthian Books, 2001), “Fight Of The Century” (produced by
BBC Wales and the Sherman Theatre in 2002) and “See The Glory” (read as part of Talawa’s “Manz Like Me” season at the Young Vic in November 2008). He was also one of the co-authors of “The Exquisite Corpse” (True/Fiction Theatre Company), which enjoyed a successful run on the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has also penned a number of short stories and plays for BBC Radio Four - including “Thank-You for Talking To Me Africa” (1994), and “Man Talk” (2001); as well as episodes of the children’s television series “The Story Of Tracy Beaker”, “Kerching”, “Hilltop Hospital” and “Tati’s Hotel”; and the short film "Say It" for the BBC/Made In Wales /It's My Shout scheme in 2013. He is the author of the novel "Yer Blues" (available in both book and Kindle formats), as well as the e-books "Gurls With Guitars", "Sons of Nervous Lovers" and "The True Story of my Alien Abductions: by Adrian Longton". In addition, he reviews plays for the British Theatre Guide, is an enthusiastic blogger, has made a number of low-budget film shorts and would love to direct more for theatre.