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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

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

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Good Manners review - compellingly eerie

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Theatre Unlocked 1: George Floyd remembered, a classic transformed, and a call to action re climate change

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Love Sarah review - missing key ingredients

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Theatre Lockdown Special 13: Early Lloyd Webber, vintage Rattigan, and a Dame or two in conversation

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Back Roads review - nice cheekbones, not much else

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Theatre Lockdown Special 12: An American rarity, a British savoury, and fresh Apples

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Theatre Lockdown Special 11: Shakespeare-as-rave, a starlit Old Vic, and, yes, those singing nuns

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Theatre Lockdown Special 10: Epic plays from the National Theatre and Broadway alongside voices raised in protest

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Theatre Lockdown Special 9: Alan Bennett revisited, and so is Oz

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Banana Split review - likable if essentially timid romcom

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Theatre Lockdown Special 8: A film star plays tough, and several familiar titles are examined anew

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Theatre Lockdown Special 7: Party politics and a Broadway titan or two

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Theatre Lockdown Special 6: A prolific playwright, a timeless play, and speeches galore

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Theatre Lockdown Special 5: A solo show for the ages, Ibsen refreshed, and yet more frolicsome cats

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Theatre Lockdown Special 4: Little-known Lloyd Webber, prize-winning Shakespeare, and starry David Mamet

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The Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...

Rain Parade, 229 review - the Paisley Underground perennials...

It kicks off with “No Easy Way Down.” First released on 1984’s mini-LP Explosions in the Glass Palace, it was an instant benchmark by...

Kiss Me, Kate, Barbican review - an entertaining, high-octan...

Lincoln Center’s Bartlett Sher is back in town to direct the Barbican’s latest summer blockbuster, Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me,...

Album: Pepe Deluxé - Comix Sonix

Pepe Deluxé are no exemplars of the puritan work ethic. Comix Sonix is only their sixth album in almost 30 years – but while they aren’t...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now — after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Globe review - r...

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Gavin Jantjes: To Be Free, Whitechapel Gallery review - a sw...

Born in Cape Town in 1948, Gavin Jantjes grew up under ...

Freud's Last Session review - Freud and CS Lewis search...

How can it be part of God’s plan to allow so much pain and suffering in the world, asks Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) of a young Oxford don, CS...

Album: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Strange News Has...

Almost exactly five years ago, I was transported by Singing It All Back Home, the third album from Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds. I...

The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco review - a healing...

A small mountain village, tucked away in the foothills of the Rif Mountains, south-east of Tangier. The “smallest music festival in the world”, so...