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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

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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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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ll Segreto di Susanna/Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park review...

Could “Cav and Pag” give way to “Sue and Pag”? As a double-bill partner for Leoncavallo’s backstage shocker Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park...

Claire Messud: This Strange Eventful History review - home i...

Claire Messud’s This Strange Eventful History is personal: a novel, that is, strangely inflected by autobiography, a...

theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2024 - youth, experi...

"The world meets in Pärnu", slogan for the 14th festival in Estonia's summer seaside capital, has held good ever since...

Album: Lava La Rue - Starface

Two of the biggest trends in 21st century pop culture today have been “poptimism” – broadly, the idea that...

The Jetty, BBC One review - lowlife in a Northern town

Jenna Coleman seems to pick her roles with care, whether it’s Queen Victoria, the girlfriend of mass murderer Charles Sobhraj in The Serpent...

Hannah Berner, Netflix Special - sex, politics and relations...

Hannah Berner isn't a big name in stand-up (yet), but she's well known enough in the United States to have come to Netflix's attention. Her fame...

Bill Viola (1951-2024) - a personal tribute

The artist Bill Viola died, after a long illness, early in the morning of Friday 12 July. I had the privilege of getting to know him while making...

Album: The Raveonettes - Sing…

Indie rock duo the Raveonettes add an ethereal touch to 10 popular songs in their latest album, made up entirely of covers. Sing…, which...

First Person: trans opera singer Lucia Lucas on Tippett’s...

Until last week, Tippett’s New Year had not been staged since 1990, probably because it’s considered very hard to produce. I think it is...

More Than One Story review - nine helpings of provocative po...

A stark end-title at the end of this collection of short films sums up the dire situation the UK is in: one in five people,14 million...