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

Rose, Hope Mill Theatre online review - a performer at her peak

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Get Duked! review - briefly endearing, then a chore

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Declan, Traverse Theatre online review - compressed and compelling

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Chemical Hearts review - turn off the sound

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A Little Night Music, Opera Holland Park review - wasn't it bliss?

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Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary classic comes to TV

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Perfect 10 review - a small movie with a big heart

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Imagine... My Name is Kwame, BBC One review - interesting but incomplete

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Theatre Unlocked 3: Signs of activity after a long siesta

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Theatre Unlocked 2: A starry premiere and musical revival alongside Greek tragedy where it began

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Good Manners review - compellingly eerie

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Theatre Unlocked 1: George Floyd remembered, a classic transformed, and a call to action re climate change

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Love Sarah review - missing key ingredients

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Theatre Lockdown Special 13: Early Lloyd Webber, vintage Rattigan, and a Dame or two in conversation

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Back Roads review - nice cheekbones, not much else

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Theatre Lockdown Special 12: An American rarity, a British savoury, and fresh Apples

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

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

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

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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...