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Marcus O'Dair

Articles By Marcus O'Dair

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Julia Bullock, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – bewitchin...

Nobody would wish it this way, but orchestras playing on a stage specially built-up for distancing to a handful of invitees have never sounded...

The Witches review – new take lacks magic

 A long shadow looms over Robert Zemeckisnew take on Roald Dahls classic 1980s book The Witches,...

Album: Sam Smith - Love Goes

Sam Smith’s third album is kind of perfect for a...

Mogul Mowgli review - displacement and generational trauma

When Mogul Mowgli was first announced, it was fair to expect something of a realist biopic. After all, you had documentary director...

The Sister, ITV review - half-baked dramatisation of esteeme...

Neil Cross’s novel Burial was hailed for its skilful plotting and insightful characterisations, as well as its macabre atmosphere....

Shirley review - hothouse art film about American horror wri...

Shirley is one of those films that the mood you’re in when you watch it will dictate whether you think it’s a great...

Album: Dizzee Rascal - E3 AF

You can’t ever go all the way home again, and for years Dizzee Rascal didn’t want to. His...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 60: Acid Pauli, Mercury Rev, Cabbage, K...

Due to COVID-related nonsense too tedious to relate, this month’s theartsdesk on...

Pavel Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - the stuff of dreams

To plan a programme around The Tempest, its symbolism and the idea of evanescence, the fragility of the human condition, is one...