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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

Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre review - suffocatingly mannered

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The View UpStairs, Soho Theatre review - well-intentioned but needs a rewrite

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Making Noise Quietly review - poetic if occasionally precious

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium review - bright, brash, largely irresistible

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre review - smart stagecraft, skimpy script

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13-3/4, Ambassadors Theatre review - needs a chill pill

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the end of history ..., Royal Court review - raises more questions than it answers

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Present Laughter, Old Vic review - Andrew Scott continues his rise and rise

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The Light in the Piazza, RFH review - Broadway musical looks good and sounds even better

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While the Sun Shines, Orange Tree Theatre review - frothy, yes, up to a point

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Late Night review - Emma Thompson star vehicle needs a serious rewrite

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San Francisco Ballet, Liang/Marston/Pita, Sadler's Wells - elemental, ethereal and kitschy, too

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The Starry Messenger, Wyndham's Theatre review - Matthew Broderick gets all cosmic

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User Not Found, The CoffeeWorks Project review - solo play set in a café offers food for thought

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Orpheus Descending, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Tennessee Williams scorcher needs more firepower

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

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