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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

Victoria and Abdul review - Judi Dench's Queen Victoria retread battles creaky script

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Peter Hall: A Reminiscence

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Una review - 'Blackbird' adaptation loses its stage intensity

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h.Club 100 Awards: Theatre and Performance - is this a new golden age for the stage?

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Maudie review - intriguing and irritating in turn

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Road, Royal Court review - poetry amidst the pain

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre review - Olivias Colman and Williams dazzle amid dramatic excess

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre review - Sienna Miller lets rip

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Dessert, Southwark Playhouse review - undercooked and overwrought

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The Beguiled review - silly but seriously well-made

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The Last Word film review - Shirley MacLaine's spit and vinegar remain intact

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Wyndham's Theatre review – searing stuff

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Gloria, Hampstead Theatre review – pretty glorious

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Hampstead review - Diane Keaton deserves better and so does London

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My Cousin Rachel review - du Maurier remake too florid by half

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Annie review - a 12-year-old star is born

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Apollo 11 review - an awe-inspiring leap

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

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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 (...

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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...

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Al Reinert's For All Mankind isn't quite what it seems. In a famous 1962 speech, President Kennedy spoke of the knowledge to be gained...