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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

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Young Vic review - shards of power amidst much that is overwrought

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Shipwreck, Almeida Theatre review - Trump-inflected fantasia mixes the polemical and the poetic

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre review - a necessary corrective to our traumatic times

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9 to 5 the Musical review - Dolly Parton's film returns as retooled version of a Broadway flop

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A Private War review - Rosamund Pike burns with passion in well-meaning biopic

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All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre review - less a bumpy night than an erratically arresting one

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All Is True review - all's well doesn't end well in limp Shakespeare biopic

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Vice review - Christian Bale on surging and satiric form

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Beautiful Boy review - well-acted but a slog

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Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios review - Kevin Elyot play has lost the pathos if not the plot

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Pinters Five and Six, Harold Pinter Theatre review - superlatively acted esoterica

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Life Itself review - epically vapid

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Best of 2018: Theatre

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Sweat, Donmar Warehouse review - America at once fractured and fractious

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The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody

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The Double Dealer, Orange Tree Theatre review - high spirits and low morals

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

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[Blank], Donmar Warehouse review - strong but dispiriting

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Non-Fiction - adultery spices up digitisation drama

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

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CD: Allah-Las - LAHS

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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...

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

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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...