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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

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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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre review - sweet if sometimes silly musical arrives from Broadway

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman crowned queen of Hollywood

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Old Boys review - short but not especially sweet

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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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