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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

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre review - sweet if sometimes silly musical arrives from Broadway

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman crowned queen of Hollywood

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Old Boys review - short but not especially sweet

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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Young Vic review - shards of power amidst much that is overwrought

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Shipwreck, Almeida Theatre review - Trump-inflected fantasia mixes the polemical and the poetic

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre review - a necessary corrective to our traumatic times

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9 to 5 the Musical review - Dolly Parton's film returns as retooled version of a Broadway flop

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A Private War review - Rosamund Pike burns with passion in well-meaning biopic

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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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The Jetty, BBC One review - lowlife in a Northern town

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Album: The Raveonettes - Sing…

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More Than One Story review - nine helpings of provocative po...

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Visit from an Unknown Woman, Hampstead Theatre review - slim...

Who was Stefan Zweig? It's likely that it's mostly older folk who studied German literature at A-level who have encountered this superb...