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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

Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios review - Kevin Elyot play has lost the pathos if not the plot

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Pinters Five and Six, Harold Pinter Theatre review - superlatively acted esoterica

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Life Itself review - epically vapid

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Best of 2018: Theatre

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Sweat, Donmar Warehouse review - America at once fractured and fractious

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The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody

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The Double Dealer, Orange Tree Theatre review - high spirits and low morals

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True West, Vaudeville Theatre review - sizzling take on seminal Sam Shepard

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Pinters Three and Four, Harold Pinter Theatre review - double bill boasts double acts to treasure

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Still No Idea, Royal Court review - spiky, funny, and politically pointed

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The Wild Duck, Almeida Theatre review - meta, merciless and altogether brilliant

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Wise Children, Old Vic review - Emma Rice in fun if not quite top-flight form

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Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse review - Shakespeare twice-over packs a partial sting

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The Height of the Storm, Wyndham's Theatre review - Eileen Atkins raises the elliptical to art

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Twelfth Night, Young Vic review - Kwame Kwei-Armah makes a big-hearted return home

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A Star is Born review - Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make a compellingly combustible duo

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