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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

Big the Musical - sweet if wildly overstretched

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Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre review - suffocatingly mannered

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The View UpStairs, Soho Theatre review - well-intentioned but needs a rewrite

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Making Noise Quietly review - poetic if occasionally precious

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium review - bright, brash, largely irresistible

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre review - smart stagecraft, skimpy script

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13-3/4, Ambassadors Theatre review - needs a chill pill

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the end of history ..., Royal Court review - raises more questions than it answers

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Present Laughter, Old Vic review - Andrew Scott continues his rise and rise

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The Light in the Piazza, RFH review - Broadway musical looks good and sounds even better

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While the Sun Shines, Orange Tree Theatre review - frothy, yes, up to a point

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Late Night review - Emma Thompson star vehicle needs a serious rewrite

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San Francisco Ballet, Liang/Marston/Pita, Sadler's Wells - elemental, ethereal and kitschy, too

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The Starry Messenger, Wyndham's Theatre review - Matthew Broderick gets all cosmic

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User Not Found, The CoffeeWorks Project review - solo play set in a café offers food for thought

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Orpheus Descending, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Tennessee Williams scorcher needs more firepower

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Werther, Royal Opera review - shadows and sunsets from an un...

Goethe’s Die Leiden des junges Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther) was a vital spark in the ignition of the German romantic...

The Kitchen review – more gangsters' molls taking over...

Three women decide to take over their husbands’ criminal...

Big the Musical - sweet if wildly overstretched

The work isn't finished on Big, if this stage musical...

Defending the Guilty, BBC Two review - trials and tribulatio...

This new legal comedy is based on a well-received book...

Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim...

Alexander Zeldin continues his devastating analysis of modern Britain in this culminating play of a (very loose) trilogy that started with...

Love in the Countryside, BBC Two review - reaping a harvest...

If you’re a farmer who works round the clock to feed sheep, milk cows and so forth, how on earth do you make time to find a partner and reap a...

CD: Renée Zellweger - Judy

Renée Zellweger already has strong musical cinema form, Her role as...

Don Giovanni, Royal Opera review - laid-back Lothario

Kasper Holten left a mixed bag of productions behind at...

Brydon, Mack and Mitchell, Portsmouth Guildhall review - fam...

Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell are the host and team captains respectively of Would I Lie to You?, the long-running BBC One...

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park review – Pet Shop Boys, Westli...

You might think that being first on the bill with a half-hour slot at 1.15pm would be an affront to a band who’d had a 12-times platinum album and...