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matt wolf

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Matt is London theatre critic of The International New York Times (formerly The International Herald Tribune) and London correspondent for the broadway.com website; he spent 21 years as London arts and theatre critic for the Associated Press and over 13 years as Variety's UK drama critic. He has been on the judging panel of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards since 2009.

Articles By Matt Wolf

h.Club 100 Awards: Theatre and Performance - is this a new golden age for the stage?

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Maudie review - intriguing and irritating in turn

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Road, Royal Court review - poetry amidst the pain

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre review - Olivias Colman and Williams dazzle amid dramatic excess

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre review - Sienna Miller lets rip

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Dessert, Southwark Playhouse review - undercooked and overwrought

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The Beguiled review - silly but seriously well-made

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The Last Word film review - Shirley MacLaine's spit and vinegar remain intact

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Wyndham's Theatre review – searing stuff

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Gloria, Hampstead Theatre review – pretty glorious

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Hampstead review - Diane Keaton deserves better and so does London

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My Cousin Rachel review - du Maurier remake too florid by half

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Annie review - a 12-year-old star is born

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Lettice and Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Peter Shaffer's star vehicle sags

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The Secret Scripture review - Jim Sheridan's turgid homecoming

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Occupational Hazards, Hampstead Theatre review - vivid outline in search of a fuller play

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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.

STANDUP...

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power review - Al Gore...

When An Inconvenient Truth won the best...

Edinburgh Festival 2017 reviews: Meet Me at Dawn / The Shape...

 

Meet Me at Dawn ★★★★

Edinburgh-...

theartsdesk Q&A: Director Peter Kosminsky, Part 2

It was only at the dawn of the Blair age that Peter Kosminsky truly emerged as a basilisk-eyed observer of the nation’s moral health. By the time...

The best TV to watch this week

Too hot/wet outside? Take refuge on the box. We sift the schedules for you.

Sunday 20 August

The State,...

Blu-ray: Ronin

There are three bravura scenes in Ronin that merit the price of acquisition. Two of them are...

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...