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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

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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Lettice and Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Peter Shaffer's star vehicle sags

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The Secret Scripture review - Jim Sheridan's turgid homecoming

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Occupational Hazards, Hampstead Theatre review - vivid outline in search of a fuller play

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In the Long Run, Series 2, Sky 1 review - Idris Elba's...

Dust off the record player: Idris Elba’s Eighties comedy...

Richard Hawley, Barrowland, Glasgow - black clad crooner...

When Richard Hawley arrived onstage, he had a confession to make. “I like to talk”, he declared, before adding “and play rock n’ roll”. Both were...

theartsdesk Q&A: Gianandrea Noseda on conducting Mahler...

There's something about the very opening of a Mahler symphony...

The Peanut Butter Falcon review - sentimental comedy is so d...

It’s an uncomfortable feeling to find oneself completely at odds with an audience in a cinema, but it happens. The recent London Film Festival...

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy, Gold review - illumi...

Sir Lenny Henry, PhD and CBE, is scarcely recognisable as the teenager who made his TV debut on New Faces in 1975. He’s been a stand-up...

Bill Frisell's Harmony, Cadogan Hall review – superb Am...

“Bill Frisell is all about sound and melody and enhancing whatever context he is in.” That quote, which defines both the American guitarist’s...

Zauberland, Linbury Theatre review - an adaptation that adds...

Dichterliebe is a song-cycle full of gaps, silences, absences. Where is the piano at the start of “Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet” when the...

Chaos in the Cockpit: Flights from Hell, Channel 5 review -...

Apparently your odds of dying in a plane crash are about one in 11 million, while chances of death in a car accident are about one in 5,000....

Bevan, The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Christophers, Barbican...

Verdi, Elgar, Janáček, John Adams - just four composers who achieved musical transcendence to...