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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

White Noise, Bridge Theatre review - provocative if not always plausible

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Camp Siegfried, Old Vic review - the banality of evil, brilliantly served up

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Carousel, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - brave rewrite doesn't land

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Anything Goes, Barbican review - an explosion of joy

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Limbo review - quiet but voluble

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Bagdad Café, Old Vic review - sweet but scattershot

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Off the Rails review - go for the scenery, not the script

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French Exit review - Michelle Pfeiffer faces mortality

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J'Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre review - formless yet fabulous

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Under Milk Wood, National Theatre review - Michael Sheen at his most magnetic

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In the Heights review - to life, Lin-Manuel Miranda-style

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Anne Boleyn, Channel 5 review - whispery and weepy

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Surge review - jittery and joyless

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Trying, Apple TV+ review - the road to parenthood takes a fresh path

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Rare Beasts review - Billie Piper as triple threat

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The Pursuit of Love, BBC One review - extravagantly entertaining

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