sat 19/06/2021

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

A Christmas Carol, Dominion Theatre review - brash and bustling and snowy, too

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I'm Your Woman review - what's happening, indeed?

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The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre review - menace without a hint of mirth

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The Prom review - merry Meryl in middling musical

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GHBoy, Charing Cross Theatre review - drugs and sex but no rock 'n' roll

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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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Solstice, English National Ballet, RFH review - a midsummer...

“A tonic to the nation”. That was the hoped-for effect of the Festival of Britain in 1951, and its concrete legacy was the...

First Person: Roxanna Panufnik on a new version of her...

A month ago, I sat in St Martin-in-the Fields listening to London Mozart Players recording my orchestral version of Letters from Burma. I...

Jimmy Carr, Palace Theatre review - rape gags and risible cl...

What to make of Jimmy Carr? He’s a fantastic gag writer and experienced...

Hallé, Berglund, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - takin...

Tabita Berglund is that rare species, an up-and-coming orchestral...

Album: Kings of Convenience - Peace or Love

The first release that brought folk-...

Happy Days, Riverside Studios review - memory, madness and m...

Just when you thought you couldn’t take any more one- or two-handers, online or in the theatre, along comes the supreme masterpiece to jolt you...

Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera review - musical marvels...

Whatever else happens on the country opera scene this summer, the golden rose award for sheer chutzpah goes to the ever-ambitious Garsington team...

The Reason I Jump review - compelling and controversial

Back in 2017, a non-speaking autistic teen, Naoki Higashida wrote and published The Reason I Jump. He hoped it would offer some insight...