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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

The Lie review - icily intriguing until it isn't

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Hermione Lee: Tom Stoppard, A Life review - the last word on a theatrical wordsmith

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Nights in the Garden of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, Bridge Theatre review - potent mix of pain and comedy

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Rialto review - beautifully acted but relentless

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Playing Sandwiches & A Lady of Letters, Bridge Theatre review - the darkness dazzles, twice over

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Broken Hearts Gallery review - effortfully entertaining

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Rose, Hope Mill Theatre online review - a performer at her peak

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Get Duked! review - briefly endearing, then a chore

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Declan, Traverse Theatre online review - compressed and compelling

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Chemical Hearts review - turn off the sound

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A Little Night Music, Opera Holland Park review - wasn't it bliss?

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Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary classic comes to TV

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Perfect 10 review - a small movie with a big heart

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Imagine... My Name is Kwame, BBC One review - interesting but incomplete

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Theatre Unlocked 3: Signs of activity after a long siesta

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Theatre Unlocked 2: A starry premiere and musical revival alongside Greek tragedy where it began

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Rebus, BBC One review - revival of Ian Rankin's Scottis...

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Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sousa, St Martin-in...

Better (much better, indeed) late than never. The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique should have given their cycle of Beethoven symphonies at...

Music Reissues Weekly: Andwella - To Dream

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Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Takács-Nagy, Stoller Hall, Ma...

There’s a sense of cheerful abandon about Manchester Camerata’s ...

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...