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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

All's Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - feisty, prickly and topical, as well

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Royal Court review - iconic 1980s title makes a welcome return

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My Mum's a Twat, Royal Court review - Patsy Ferran shines in a solo play that looks back in anger

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Best of 2017: Theatre

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The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios review - cool puppets but too convoluted by half

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Belleville, Donmar Warehouse review - prickly and unnerving

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Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre review - intriguing yet opaque

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Happy End review - grimly compelling but to what end?

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Wonder review - sweet and smart but sometimes also schmaltzy

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Network, National Theatre review - Bryan Cranston’s searing London stage debut

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Howards End, BBC One review - EM Forster adaptation is finding its footing

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Call Me By Your Name review - a star is born in a heartbreaking gay romance

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Loving Vincent review - Van Gogh biopic of sorts lacks language to match its visuals

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Young Frankenstein review - Mel Brooks musical is blissfully bonkers

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The Glass Castle review - Woody steals the film by a wide margin

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Home Again review - Reese Witherspoon romcom is divorced from reality

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The Post review - Spielberg's glorious paean to print

It beggars belief that The Post took 10 months to travel from soup to nuts, from...

Alexander Melnikov, Wigmore Hall review - three pianos, four...

Living-museum recitals on a variety of historic instruments pose logistical problems. Telling The Arts Desk about his award-nominated CD of mostly...

All's Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse revi...

It's the people who are problematic, not the play. That's one take-away sentiment afforded by Caroline Byrne's sparky and provocative take on ...

Selma Parlour: Upright Animal, Pi Artworks review - incandes...

In the dark days of January, white cube galleries are luminous spaces. This is especially true of Pi Artworks right now: the Fitzrovia gallery is...

The best TV to watch this week

Cure the January blues with our guide to the pick of the best dramas and documentaries coming to a TV near you or already available for streaming...

Feng, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla, Symphony Hall Birmingham review...

Say what you like about Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s partnership with the ...

CD: Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Growing up with the music of David Bowie is probably not the best grounding for being a music critic because it raises expectations unreasonably...

Art UK, Art of the Nation review - public art in a private s...

Art fairs are vaguely promiscuous. So much art, so many galleries, so very many curators. They’re a glut for the eye yet curiously anodyne — the...

The Commuter review - trouble on the main line

Nobody is more sensitive about the notion of becoming a geriatric action hero than Liam Neeson (“guys, I’m sixty-fucking-five,” as he points out...