sun 03/03/2024

james woodall

james.woodall's picture
Bio
James wrote (1999-2010) for the Financial Times, The Economist and Dance Europe, mainly from Berlin. His books include a biography of Jorge Luis Borges, a study of Rio's music through the life and work of Chico Buarque, and an account of the marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He's now a writer back in England.

Articles By James Woodall

Rock Island Line: The Song That Made Britain Rock, BBC Four review - the early dawn of Britpop

Read more...

The Beatles: Made on Merseyside, BBC Four review - when the Fab Four were five

Read more...

theartsdesk Q&A: Theatre Producer Elyse Dodgson

Read more...

Titus Andronicus, RSC, Barbican review - blood will out

Read more...

Coriolanus, Barbican review - great, late Shakespeare compels but doesn't stun

Read more...

The Tempest, Barbican Theatre review - sound and fury at the expense of sense

Read more...

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! review - without a little help from their friends

Read more...

Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar at King's Cross

Read more...

10 Questions for Director Lucy Bailey

Read more...

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Read more...

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach, BBC Four

Read more...

theartsdesk at the Holland Festival

Read more...

George Martin (1926-2016), record producer and 'fifth Beatle'

Read more...

Rio+Film, Barbican

Read more...

Hot August Night: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

Read more...

The Story of The Beatles' Last Song

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

The Creation, Alder, Clayton, Mofidian, LPO, Gardner, RFH re...

Light and grace must flood the concert hall in Haydn’s The Creation, after a striking-for-its time evocation of Chaos, and periwigged...

Dune: Part 2 review - sombre space opera

Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune sequel is a sombre science-fiction spectacle that insists on the scale of cinema: erupting sandworms are Cecil B...

Faust, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - violence and wit in Sh...

The LSO’s apéritif hour “Half-Six Fixes” have an informality that usually works and sometimes doesn’t. But the first of this two-night...

Music Reissues Weekly: Mark Eric - A Midsummer’s Day Dream

In June 1969, The Beach Boys released “Break Away” as a single. A month earlier, they had announced they were leaving Capitol Records, who they...

St Matthew Passion, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Whelan, St Patr...

After last year’s small-scale, big-impact Messiah in the Wigmore Hall, superlatives are again in order for the IBO’s performance of the...

Lisa Frankenstein review - a bitchy trawl through the high-s...

Diablo Cody’s biggest screenwriting hit was 2007’s Juno, a larky but tender story of teenage pregnancy. She’s gone back to high school...

First Person: violinist Tom Greed on breaking down barriers...

For musicians, the period from early 2020 to mid-2021 was one of great reflection, with so many questions to puzzle over. Could we satisfy the...

Album: Squarepusher - Dostrotime

Over the years, Tom “Squarepusher” Jenkinson has covered a lot of ground over three decades, from dank cellar ambience to refined baroque...

Standing at the Sky's Edge, Gillian Lynne Theatre revie...

Can there be anyone from Sheffield who has not seen ...