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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

The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody

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The Double Dealer, Orange Tree Theatre review - high spirits and low morals

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True West, Vaudeville Theatre review - sizzling take on seminal Sam Shepard

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Pinters Three and Four, Harold Pinter Theatre review - double bill boasts double acts to treasure

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Still No Idea, Royal Court review - spiky, funny, and politically pointed

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The Wild Duck, Almeida Theatre review - meta, merciless and altogether brilliant

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Wise Children, Old Vic review - Emma Rice in fun if not quite top-flight form

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Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse review - Shakespeare twice-over packs a partial sting

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The Height of the Storm, Wyndham's Theatre review - Eileen Atkins raises the elliptical to art

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Twelfth Night, Young Vic review - Kwame Kwei-Armah makes a big-hearted return home

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A Star is Born review - Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make a compellingly combustible duo

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The Wife review - Glenn Close deserves better from her latest Oscar bid

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Foxfinder, Ambassadors Theatre review - too ponderous by half

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Sir Peter Hall: a day of thanksgiving and celebration for a colossus of culture

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The Seagull review - Chekhov classic gets the all-star treatment

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£¥€$ (LIES), Almeida Theatre review - financial frolics at the gaming table

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Drag SOS, Channel 4 review - absolutely fabulous

According to the Manchester drag collective the Family Gorgeous, “drag should be for everyone.” And on the evidence of this first programme,...

The Planets, Series Finale, BBC Two review - ice cold on Nep...

As an aid to meditation, Professor Brian Cox’s latest series could hardly be faulted. A majestic tour of the Solar System awash with computerised...

Cash Cow, Hampstead Theatre review - timely look at pushy te...

“How much does she owe us?” So ponder the now estranged parents of a former tennis pro, as they calculate the very literal investment they’ve put...

Mari review - bittersweet drama with flair

Mari is one part kitchen sink drama, one part...

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Al Reinert's For All Mankind isn't quite what it seems. In a famous 1962 speech, President Kennedy spoke of the knowledge to be gained...

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Final, BBC Four review...

If ever there was an instance of the great being the enemy of the good, it happened after all the live...

Brundibár, Welsh National Opera review - bittersweet childre...

Politics, in case you may not have noticed, has been in the air of late: questions of escape, release, borders, refugees, things like that. So...

Belshazzar, The Grange Festival review – songs of freedom

Cut almost anywhere into the lesser-known seams of Handel’s oratorios and you may strike plentiful nuggets of the purest gold. It may not be quite...

Beecham House, ITV review - a cartoon version of 18th centur...

It has become routine to accuse Brexiteers of wanting to bring...

Anna Bolena, Longborough Festival Opera review - Henry VIII...

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. Anne Boleyn is number two on the list, so anyone who can remember even that much Tudor...