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Marcus O'Dair

Articles By Marcus O'Dair

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Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017 reviews round-up

Wondering what on earth to choose between as you tramp the streets of the festival? These are our highlights so far.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard - potty-mouthed, turgid waste of...

No cliché is left unturned in this odd-couple action comedy. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson are the salt ‘n’ pepper rival bad-boys on the run...

King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe - Nancy Meckler's G...

Every play is a Brexit play. This much we have learnt in the year since the referendum. But in Nancy Meckler’s hands the...

No More Boys and Girls, BBC Two – baby steps lead to great l...

Whether it’s the £400,000 that separates Mishal Husain from John Humphrys, or the 74 million miles between the metaphorical markers of Venus...

Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews: Hannah Gadsby / Suzi Ruffell...

Hannah Gadsby ★★★★

This is Hannah Gadsby's last show, she tells us. Not because she...

The Best Films Out Now

There are films to meet every taste in theartsdesk's guide to the best movies currently on release. In our considered opinion, any of the titles...

CD: Man Duo - Orbit

True to their name, Finland’s Man Duo are male and there...

Edinburgh Festival 2017 review: Andreas Haefliger

It was an intriguing, contrast-filled programme that Swiss-born pianist Andreas Haefliger brought to...

theartsdesk Q&A: Director Peter Kosminsky, Part 1

The name will never trip off the public tongue. Millions watch his work - most recently his superb realisation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall...

CD: Gogol Bordello - Seekers and Finders

As a live phenomenon Gogol Bordello are unstoppable, a crowd-whipping Balkan-...