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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

Machinal, Almeida Theatre review - descending into darkness

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Julie, National Theatre review - vacuous and unilluminating

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The Rink, Southwark Playhouse - lesser-known musical lands afresh

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The Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare's Globe review - a breezy bromance served up slight

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Translations, National Theatre review - an Irish classic returns with cascading force

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The Grönholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory - sleek and short but in no way deep

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Chess, London Coliseum review - powerfully sung but still problematic

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Nothing Like a Dame review - actresses undimmed by time

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The Writer, Almeida Theatre review - deconstruction run rampant

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Beast review - mesmerising and murky in equal measure

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Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - largely naff

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, The Other Palace review - a familiar name in freshly exciting form

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120 BPM review - stirring portrait of French activism in the age of AIDS

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Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory review - brilliantly performed and imaginatively staged

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Caroline, or Change, Hampstead Theatre review - Sharon D Clarke conquers

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Hamlet, RSC, Hackney Empire review - Paapa Essiedu's winning Dane

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Billy Budd, Royal Opera review - Britten's drama of goo...

On one level, it's about Biblically informed good and evil at sea, in both the literal and the metaphorical sense. On another, the love that dared...

Suede, Brighton Dome review - Brett Anderson gives it full f...

Suede finish “Sabotage”. It’s a mid-paced, elegant number set off by swirling, circling central...

10 Questions for actress and playwright Nicôle Lecky

Nicôle Lecky’s one woman show Superhoe has added fire to the reputation of an already fast-rising actress and writer. Based around Sasha...

All My Sons, Old Vic review - starry but disappointingly une...

Superstar Sally Field has come to town. With two academy awards and countless other accolades, the actor who played Forrest Gump's mother and...

Run for Your Life, ITV review - giving the nation's you...

With the knife crime epidemic seemingly raging out of control, and...

Looking for Rembrandt, BBC Four review - painter's biog...

This final episode of BBC Four's Looking for Rembrandt...

CD: Bad Religion - Age of Unreason

Bad Religion have been making politically aware, high-speed, melodic ...

Obituary: Bibi Andersson 1935-2019

"One talks, the other doesn’t" is about as crude a description as could be of the Swedish masterpiece, Persona. Profoundly experimental...

Sea Star: Sean Scully, National Gallery review - analysing p...
Either side of a doorway, framing a view of Turner’s The Evening Star, c. 1830 (Main picture), Sean Scully’s ...
DVD/Blu-ray: Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum

Pet Shop Boys are never shy of producing stylishly conceived fan mementos. Coming not long after Faber & Faber’s hardback collection of Neil...