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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

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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The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre review - unwieldy at times but undeniably funny, too

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Rosmersholm, Duke of York's Theatre review - little-known Ibsen lands with force

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Red Joan review - Judi Dench can't lift lumbering espionage drama

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At Eternity's Gate review - Willem Dafoe excels in hyperactive biopic

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Blood Knot, Orange Tree Theatre review - defining apartheid-era drama delivers afresh

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Downstate, National Theatre review - controversial but also clear-eyed and compassionate

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The Bay at Nice, Menier Chocolate Factory review - David Hare talkfest takes intermittent wing

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Admissions, Trafalgar Studios review - topical and whiplash-smart

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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre review - sweet if sometimes silly musical arrives from Broadway

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman crowned queen of Hollywood

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Old Boys review - short but not especially sweet

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Giri/Haji, BBC Two review - inspired Anglo-Japanese thriller...

Well here’s an interesting one. We’ve been up to our eyebrows in Eurocops for the past few years, but this Anglo-Japanese fusion from...

[Blank], Donmar Warehouse review - strong but dispiriting

Clean Break, the theatre company that specialises in working with women in the criminal justice system, is doing a lot of celebrating. It's the...

Non-Fiction - adultery spices up digitisation drama

It isn’t provable whether adultery is more accepted in French ...

Ehnes, Hallé, Gabel, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - h...

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CD: Allah-Las - LAHS

It’s unfortunate that LAHS’s opening track is titled “Holding Pattern” as the album only achieves lift off with its ninth cut “Light...

Zombieland: Double Tap review - dead dull redo

Another unnecessary sequel: we’re used to this sort of thing. The film knows it, too, as lead dork Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) meekly thanks the...

The Struts, O2 Forum Kentish Town review - a masterclass in...

Having exploded on to the scene like a cross between Queen and My Chemical Romance, Derby’s young glam-...

Dariescu, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Simonov, Symphony H...

It remains some of the most terrifying music ever written....

Richard Hawley, Barrowland, Glasgow - black clad crooner...

When Richard Hawley arrived onstage, he had a confession to make. “I like to talk”, he declared, before adding “and play rock n’ roll”. Both were...