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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

Can You Keep A Secret? review - a bumpy ride

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Theatre Lockdown Special 3: Mary Shelley twice over, Europe writ large, and one day more for a mega-musical

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Theatre Lockdown Special 2: Birthdays aplenty, songs of hope, a starry quiz - and more

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Cuck review - tediously nihilistic

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Theatre Lockdown Special 1: Starry podcasts, late-career Shakespeare, a celebrity basement - and more

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Twelfth Night, RSC/Stratford-upon-Avon online review - inventive but underfelt

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Flowers for Mrs Harris, Chichester Festival Theatre online review - a warmly open-hearted weepie

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Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre online review - a major play about the miners

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Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court Theatre online review - a mind in mesmerising meltdown

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Wild, Hampstead Theatre online review - timelier than anticipated

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Sondheim at 90: adults will listen

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Love, Love, Love, Lyric Hammersmith review - a stinging revival

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On Blueberry Hill, Trafalgar Studios review - superb acting, specious plot

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Pretty Woman: The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - not so pretty, actually

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Be More Chill, The Other Palace review - more exhausting than enlightening

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A Number, Bridge Theatre review - a dream team dazzles anew

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The Exorcism review - salvaged horror movie is a diabolical...

Helpfully, this is a film that reviews itself. Like it says on the posters, “They were making a cursed movie. They were warned not to. They should...

Green Border review - Europe's baleful boundary

We’re used to dabs of colour splashing briefly across black-and-white movies – Spielberg’s Schindler’s List or Coppola’s Rumble Fish...

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...

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...

Album: Wytch Pycknyck - Wytch Pycknyck

Out on the perimeters where there are no stars, in a void full of bong-smoke and synesthetic noise… there, in a greasy biker hovel full of...

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...

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

A recent Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 2.1 million people in the UK had been victims of domestic abuse in the year ending...

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

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