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

All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre review - less a bumpy night than an erratically arresting one

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All Is True review - all's well doesn't end well in limp Shakespeare biopic

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Vice review - Christian Bale on surging and satiric form

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Beautiful Boy review - well-acted but a slog

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Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios review - Kevin Elyot play has lost the pathos if not the plot

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Pinters Five and Six, Harold Pinter Theatre review - superlatively acted esoterica

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Life Itself review - epically vapid

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Best of 2018: Theatre

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Sweat, Donmar Warehouse review - America at once fractured and fractious

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The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody

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The Double Dealer, Orange Tree Theatre review - high spirits and low morals

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True West, Vaudeville Theatre review - sizzling take on seminal Sam Shepard

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Pinters Three and Four, Harold Pinter Theatre review - double bill boasts double acts to treasure

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Still No Idea, Royal Court review - spiky, funny, and politically pointed

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The Wild Duck, Almeida Theatre review - meta, merciless and altogether brilliant

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Wise Children, Old Vic review - Emma Rice in fun if not quite top-flight form

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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

The first release that brought folk-...

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...