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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

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Donmar Warehouse review - Lia Williams makes an iconic role her own

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Machinal, Almeida Theatre review - descending into darkness

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Julie, National Theatre review - vacuous and unilluminating

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The Rink, Southwark Playhouse - lesser-known musical lands afresh

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The Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare's Globe review - a breezy bromance served up slight

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Translations, National Theatre review - an Irish classic returns with cascading force

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The Grönholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory - sleek and short but in no way deep

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Chess, London Coliseum review - powerfully sung but still problematic

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Nothing Like a Dame review - actresses undimmed by time

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The Writer, Almeida Theatre review - deconstruction run rampant

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Beast review - mesmerising and murky in equal measure

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Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - largely naff

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, The Other Palace review - a familiar name in freshly exciting form

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120 BPM review - stirring portrait of French activism in the age of AIDS

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Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory review - brilliantly performed and imaginatively staged

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Caroline, or Change, Hampstead Theatre review - Sharon D Clarke conquers

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The Path to Heaven, RNCM, Manchester review - tragedy, truth...

Adam Gorb’s The Path to Heaven, with libretto by Ben Kaye, is his longest work to date (almost two hours’ running time without interval)...

Finishing the Picture, Finborough Theatre review - projectio...

In the early 20th century, Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov spliced together images of people looking at things with a bowl of soup, a woman on a...

DVD/Blu-ray: Let the Sunshine In

Un beau soleil intérieur, the film’s ...

Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North, London Coliseum review - Cole Po...

First palpable hit of the evening: a full orchestra in the pit under hyper-alert...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 40: Talking Heads, Ornette Coleman, Cra...

Earlier this year, in May, Brighton hosted the Vinyl World Congress where Paul Pacifico, head of the Association of Independent Music, told the...

In The Fade review - twisty German courtroom drama

The Cannes jury in 2017 gave best actress to Diane Kruger for her performance in In the Fade. She plays Katja, who turns avenging angel...

David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

Forgive the sports metaphor, but David Byrne knocked this one out of the park. Coming out of the concert at the...

The London Mastaba, Serpentine Galleries review - good news...

It’s not as immersive as New York’s The Gates, 2005, nor as magnificent as Floating Piers, 2016, in Italy’s Lake Iseo...