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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

Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Royal Court review - iconic 1980s title makes a welcome return

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My Mum's a Twat, Royal Court review - Patsy Ferran shines in a solo play that looks back in anger

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Best of 2017: Theatre

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The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios review - cool puppets but too convoluted by half

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Belleville, Donmar Warehouse review - prickly and unnerving

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Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre review - intriguing yet opaque

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Happy End review - grimly compelling but to what end?

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Wonder review - sweet and smart but sometimes also schmaltzy

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Network, National Theatre review - Bryan Cranston’s searing London stage debut

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Howards End, BBC One review - EM Forster adaptation is finding its footing

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Call Me By Your Name review - a star is born in a heartbreaking gay romance

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Loving Vincent review - Van Gogh biopic of sorts lacks language to match its visuals

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Young Frankenstein review - Mel Brooks musical is blissfully bonkers

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The Glass Castle review - Woody steals the film by a wide margin

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Home Again review - Reese Witherspoon romcom is divorced from reality

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Borg/McEnroe review - Wimbledon face-off is entertaining if incomplete

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The Hunt, Almeida Theatre review - tense Scandinoirland dram...

For a while, child abuse has been banished from our stages. After all, there is a limit, surely, to how much pain audiences can be put through....

Present Laughter, Old Vic review - Andrew Scott continues hi...

"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" can be heard pulsating through the...

Apollo 11 review - an awe-inspiring leap

How could this story be told again? Director Todd Douglas Miller has found a way: strip away narrative and give the audience the purity of...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 50: Depeche Mode, Black Midi, Primal Sc...

So theartsdesk on Vinyl reaches its 50th edition. That’s at least a novels’ worth of words. Maybe two! But we’re not stopping yet...

Ax, Keenlyside, Dover Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – celebra...

Emanuel Ax here celebrated his 70th birthday with an all-...

The Planets, Series Finale, BBC Two review - ice cold on Nep...

As an aid to meditation, Professor Brian Cox’s latest series The Planets (...

Drag SOS, Channel 4 review - absolutely fabulous

According to the Manchester drag collective the Family Gorgeous, “drag should be for everyone.” And on the evidence of Drag SOS (...

CD: Ingrid Michaelson - Stranger Songs

Eight albums in, you can imagine why a...

Cash Cow, Hampstead Theatre review - timely look at pushy te...

“How much does she owe us?” So ponder the now estranged parents of a former tennis pro, as they calculate the very literal investment they’ve put...

Mari review - bittersweet drama with flair

Mari is one part kitchen sink drama, one part...