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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

Uncle Frank review - well-acted but painfully contrived

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No Hard Feelings review - tough-minded yet tender

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Words on Bathroom Walls review - well-meaning but glib

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Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre review - a furious if fleetingly seen sequel

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Nine Lives, Bridge Theatre review - engaging if slim finale to ambitious solo season

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The Lie review - icily intriguing until it isn't

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Hermione Lee: Tom Stoppard, A Life review - the last word on a theatrical wordsmith

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Nights in the Garden of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, Bridge Theatre review - potent mix of pain and comedy

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Rialto review - beautifully acted but relentless

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Playing Sandwiches & A Lady of Letters, Bridge Theatre review - the darkness dazzles, twice over

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Broken Hearts Gallery review - effortfully entertaining

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Rose, Hope Mill Theatre online review - a performer at her peak

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Get Duked! review - briefly endearing, then a chore

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Declan, Traverse Theatre online review - compressed and compelling

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Chemical Hearts review - turn off the sound

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A Little Night Music, Opera Holland Park review - wasn't it bliss?

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Album: Nick Cave & Nicholas Lens - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S.

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The Undoing, Series Finale, Sky Atlantic review - bluff and...

Throughout its preceding five episodes, The Undoing (...

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It began as a Christmas present in the bleakest of winters. In December 1939, as war engulfed Europe, Bertolt Brecht sent a poem to the exiled...