sat 19/06/2021

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

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre review - unwieldy at times but undeniably funny, too

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Rosmersholm, Duke of York's Theatre review - little-known Ibsen lands with force

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Red Joan review - Judi Dench can't lift lumbering espionage drama

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At Eternity's Gate review - Willem Dafoe excels in hyperactive biopic

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Blood Knot, Orange Tree Theatre review - defining apartheid-era drama delivers afresh

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Downstate, National Theatre review - controversial but also clear-eyed and compassionate

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The Bay at Nice, Menier Chocolate Factory review - David Hare talkfest takes intermittent wing

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Admissions, Trafalgar Studios review - topical and whiplash-smart

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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre review - sweet if sometimes silly musical arrives from Broadway

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman crowned queen of Hollywood

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Old Boys review - short but not especially sweet

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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Young Vic review - shards of power amidst much that is overwrought

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Shipwreck, Almeida Theatre review - Trump-inflected fantasia mixes the polemical and the poetic

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre review - a necessary corrective to our traumatic times

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9 to 5 the Musical review - Dolly Parton's film returns as retooled version of a Broadway flop

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A Private War review - Rosamund Pike burns with passion in well-meaning biopic

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Solstice, English National Ballet, RFH review - a midsummer...

“A tonic to the nation”. That was the hoped-for effect of the Festival of Britain in 1951, and its concrete legacy was the...

First Person: Roxanna Panufnik on a new version of her...

A month ago, I sat in St Martin-in-the Fields listening to London Mozart Players recording my orchestral version of Letters from Burma. I...

Jimmy Carr, Palace Theatre review - rape gags and risible cl...

What to make of Jimmy Carr? He’s a fantastic gag writer and experienced...

Hallé, Berglund, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - takin...

Tabita Berglund is that rare species, an up-and-coming orchestral...

Album: Kings of Convenience - Peace or Love

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Happy Days, Riverside Studios review - memory, madness and m...

Just when you thought you couldn’t take any more one- or two-handers, online or in the theatre, along comes the supreme masterpiece to jolt you...

Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera review - musical marvels...

Whatever else happens on the country opera scene this summer, the golden rose award for sheer chutzpah goes to the ever-ambitious Garsington team...

The Reason I Jump review - compelling and controversial

Back in 2017, a non-speaking autistic teen, Naoki Higashida wrote and published The Reason I Jump. He hoped it would offer some insight...