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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

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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Oscars 2018: The shape of a snoozefest

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Game Night review - Rachel McAdams is bliss in bonkers comedy thriller

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The York Realist, Donmar Warehouse review - a miniaturist masterpiece

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Dry Powder/Yous Two, Hampstead Theatre review - Hayley Atwell has competition

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Phantom Thread review - Daniel Day-Lewis bows out in style

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All's Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - feisty, prickly and topical, as well

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Drag SOS, Channel 4 review - absolutely fabulous

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Cash Cow, Hampstead Theatre review - timely look at pushy te...

“How much does she owe us?” So ponder the now estranged parents of a former tennis pro, as they calculate the very literal investment they’ve put...

Mari review - bittersweet drama with flair

Mari is one part kitchen sink drama, one part...

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

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