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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

The Visit, National Theatre review - star turn bolsters baggy rewrite

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Leopoldstadt, Wyndham's Theatre review - Stoppard at once personal and accessible

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Oscars 2020: a 'Parasite' love-in caps a night of firsts

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Albion, Almeida Theatre review - more rewarding and resonant than ever

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Plus One review - charm, yes, but irritation too

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The Sunset Limited, Boulevard Theatre review - all talk, no theatre

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You Stupid Darkness!, Southwark Playhouse review - an intriguing muddle

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Best of 2019: Theatre

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Curtains, Wyndham's Theatre review - unexpectedly giddy fun

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Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse review - a fearlessly acted, well-intentioned mess

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Ordinary Love review - small but (almost) perfectly formed

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The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory review - fun but featherweight

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The Wolf of Wall Street, 5-15 Sun Street review - energetic but to what end?

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White Christmas, Dominion Theatre review - breezy but bland

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Harriet review - potentially stirring biopic proves a slog

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The Antipodes, National Theatre review - mysterious and gently momentous

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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Blu-ray: The Small Back Room

Powell and Pressburger’s least remembered Forties film is shrouded in Blitz darkness, deepening in the warped flat where alcoholic weapons expert...