sat 18/05/2024

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

Long Day's Journey Into Night, Wyndham's Theatre review - O'Neill masterwork is once again driven by its Mary

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Opening Night, Gielgud Theatre review - brave, yes, but also misguided and bizarre

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Power of Sail, Menier Chocolate Factory review - alternately stiff and startling

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Oscars 2024: politics aplenty but few surprises as 'Oppenheimer' dominates

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Uncle Vanya, Orange Tree Theatre review - Chekhov served up choice

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Wicked Little Letters review - sweary, starry film is mostly strange

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An Enemy of the People, Duke of York's Theatre - performative and predictable

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The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre - ladies' night for Jez Butterworth

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Dear Octopus, National Theatre - period rarity is a real pleasure

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Plaza Suite, Savoy Theatre review - real-life married couple brings panache and pain to period comedy

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The Color Purple review - sensational second time round for Alice Walker's novel on screen

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Best of 2023: Theatre

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Pacific Overtures, Menier Chocolate Factory review - lesser-known Sondheim scores afresh

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A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic review - older, wiser, and yet more moving

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The Witches, National Theatre review - fun and lively but where's the heart?

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Backstairs Billy, Duke of York's Theatre review - starry and gently subversive, too

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Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Takács-Nagy, Stoller Hall, Ma...

There’s a sense of cheerful abandon about Manchester Camerata’s ...

Album: Barry Adamson - Cut to Black

Always looking dapper and always sounding cool, Barry Adamson is a man who nevertheless seems to be perpetually of another time. Giving off the...

Carmen, Glyndebourne review - total musical fusion

It’s what you dream of in opera but don’t often get: singers feeling free and liberated to give their best after weeks of preparation with a...

The Great Escape Festival 2024, Brighton review - a dip into...

Before reviewing The Great Escape, we must first deal with the elephant in the room. Or, in this case, the room that’s crushing the elephant, like...

Fawlty Towers: The Play, Apollo Theatre review - lightning s...

There are many definitions of bravery, and taking on the challenge of embodying John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in Cleese’s own stage...

Laufey, Royal Albert Hall review - fans in heaven

In many ways, Laufey’s emotionally charged, sold-out...

Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire review - dirty de...

What with the likes of Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, The Hatton Garden Job and the oeuvre of Guy Ritchie, the...

Album: Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard and Soft

So Billie Eilish’s new album has had its worldwide midnight release,...

Dunedin Consort, Mulroy, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love...

The sixteen voices of the Dunedin Consort raided the large store of music inspired by the Song of Songs and the sonnets of Petrarch in a sensual...

People, Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre review - a scin...

It’s unusual for a play to be revived with its original director and star, let alone a decade after they premiered the piece. But here we are,...