sat 18/05/2024

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

Moxie review - likeable if confused high school comedy

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To Olivia review - Keeley Hawes rises above brainless biopic

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Penguin Bloom, Netflix review - stirringly acted if sentimental

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Blithe Spirit review - cloth-eared Coward

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Best of 2020: Theatre

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic online review - the bells have it once again

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A Christmas Carol, Dominion Theatre review - brash and bustling and snowy, too

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I'm Your Woman review - what's happening, indeed?

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The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre review - menace without a hint of mirth

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The Prom review - merry Meryl in middling musical

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GHBoy, Charing Cross Theatre review - drugs and sex but no rock 'n' roll

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Uncle Frank review - well-acted but painfully contrived

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No Hard Feelings review - tough-minded yet tender

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Words on Bathroom Walls review - well-meaning but glib

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Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre review - a furious if fleetingly seen sequel

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Nine Lives, Bridge Theatre review - engaging if slim finale to ambitious solo season

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Album: Barry Adamson - Cut to Black

Always looking dapper and always sounding cool, Barry Adamson is a man who nevertheless seems to be perpetually of another time. Giving off the...

Carmen, Glyndebourne review - total musical fusion

It’s what you dream of in opera but don’t often get: singers feeling free and liberated to give their best after weeks of preparation with a...

The Great Escape Festival 2024, Brighton review - a dip into...

Before reviewing The Great Escape, we must first deal with the elephant in the room. Or, in this case, the room that’s crushing the elephant, like...

Fawlty Towers: The Play, Apollo Theatre review - lightning s...

There are many definitions of bravery, and taking on the challenge of embodying John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in Cleese’s own stage...

Laufey, Royal Albert Hall review - fans in heaven

In many ways, Laufey’s emotionally charged, sold-out...

Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire review - dirty de...

What with the likes of Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, The Hatton Garden Job and the oeuvre of Guy Ritchie, the...

Album: Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard and Soft

So Billie Eilish’s new album has had its worldwide midnight release,...

Dunedin Consort, Mulroy, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love...

The sixteen voices of the Dunedin Consort raided the large store of music inspired by the Song of Songs and the sonnets of Petrarch in a sensual...

People, Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre review - a scin...

It’s unusual for a play to be revived with its original director and star, let alone a decade after they premiered the piece. But here we are,...

Withnail and I, Birmingham Rep review - Bruce Robinson’s 198...

Let’s put our cards firmly on the table here. I am a big fan of Bruce Robinson’s cinematic masterpiece about two out-of-work actors who live in...