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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

Best of 2022: Theatre

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Best of Enemies, Noel Coward Theatre review - opposites attract, sort of

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Matilda the Musical review - a dizzying, smartly subversive delight

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Bones and All review - eat, don't heat

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The Band's Visit, Donmar Warehouse review - still waters run bittersweet

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Eureka Day, Old Vic review - fun if not entirely fulfilling

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101 Dalmatians, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - puppets rule in patchy musical

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Anything Goes, Barbican review - shipboard frivolity still fizzes, mostly

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A Doll's House, Part 2, Donmar Warehouse review - Noma Dumezweni nails it

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All My Friends Hate Me review - beware of the bilious

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Marys Seacole, Donmar Warehouse review - frustrating yet unflinching

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Anyone Can Whistle, Southwark Playhouse review - full-on bonkers

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Oscars 2022 - the smack heard around the world

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A Number, Old Vic review - revelatory yet again

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The Humans review - staring headlong into the abyss

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Best of 2021: Theatre

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Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre review - lively, but...

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January review - the end is nigh in vampirised Bulgaria

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Album: Lisa O'Neill - All of This Is Chance

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Leonskaja, Staatskapelle Streichquartett, Wigmore Hall / Sec...

It’s dangerous to claim a sense of absolute rightness about a musical performance; that could mean no more than responding to an interpretation...

Othello, Lyric Hammersmith review - Frantic Assembly's...

Frantic Assembly’s Othello, originally co-developed with the Lyric in 2008, is back in its third iteration, and it’s still not...

Blu-ray: The War Trilogy - Three Films by Andrzej Wajda

Watching these harrowing films in rapid succession allows us to watch a great...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

This concert was advertised as the completion of an Elgar symphony cycle, though in the absence of the reconstructed Third, that meant the second...

Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triu...

Ever been to a queer club? You know, drag cabaret night at Madame Jojo’s, or the Black Cap or Her Upstairs. No? Well, not to worry – the...

Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon, Bridgewater Hall, Manche...

Ben Gernon’s calm and clear way of conducting an orchestra (something he once told me he’d observed in the work of his mentor, Colin Davis) is...

Album: Robert Forster - The Candle and the Flame

Reflections on how the past relates to now suffuse The Candle and the Flame. The album’s closing track is “When I Was a Young Man.” When...