sat 19/06/2021

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

Best of 2019: Theatre

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Curtains, Wyndham's Theatre review - unexpectedly giddy fun

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Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse review - a fearlessly acted, well-intentioned mess

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Ordinary Love review - small but (almost) perfectly formed

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The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory review - fun but featherweight

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The Wolf of Wall Street, 5-15 Sun Street review - energetic but to what end?

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White Christmas, Dominion Theatre review - breezy but bland

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Harriet review - potentially stirring biopic proves a slog

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The Antipodes, National Theatre review - mysterious and gently momentous

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Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre review - an early play thrillingly alive for now

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Vassa, Almeida Theatre review - delayed opening doesn't land

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Groan Ups, Vaudeville Theatre review - adding ambition and emotion to the mix

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Assassins, Watermill Theatre, Newbury, review - Sondheim musical in scalding form

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Judy review - Renée Zellweger's bravura screen comeback

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'Master Harold' ... and the Boys, National Theatre review - timelessly moving

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Ready or Not review - bloody awful

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Solstice, English National Ballet, RFH review - a midsummer...

“A tonic to the nation”. That was the hoped-for effect of the Festival of Britain in 1951, and its concrete legacy was the...

First Person: Roxanna Panufnik on a new version of her...

A month ago, I sat in St Martin-in-the Fields listening to London Mozart Players recording my orchestral version of Letters from Burma. I...

Jimmy Carr, Palace Theatre review - rape gags and risible cl...

What to make of Jimmy Carr? He’s a fantastic gag writer and experienced...

Hallé, Berglund, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - takin...

Tabita Berglund is that rare species, an up-and-coming orchestral...

Album: Kings of Convenience - Peace or Love

The first release that brought folk-...

Happy Days, Riverside Studios review - memory, madness and m...

Just when you thought you couldn’t take any more one- or two-handers, online or in the theatre, along comes the supreme masterpiece to jolt you...

Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera review - musical marvels...

Whatever else happens on the country opera scene this summer, the golden rose award for sheer chutzpah goes to the ever-ambitious Garsington team...

The Reason I Jump review - compelling and controversial

Back in 2017, a non-speaking autistic teen, Naoki Higashida wrote and published The Reason I Jump. He hoped it would offer some insight...