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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

Home, I'm Darling, National Theatre review - Katherine Parkinson in career-best form

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Spamilton, Menier Chocolate Factory review - fun if overstuffed

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Pity, Royal Court review - whacked-out and wearing

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review - sweet, silly, and, best of all, Cher

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The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre review - an acting tour de force

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre review - Aidan Turner makes a magnetic West End debut

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The Bookshop review - lost in translation

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Donmar Warehouse review - Lia Williams makes an iconic role her own

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Machinal, Almeida Theatre review - descending into darkness

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Julie, National Theatre review - vacuous and unilluminating

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The Rink, Southwark Playhouse - lesser-known musical lands afresh

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The Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare's Globe review - a breezy bromance served up slight

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Translations, National Theatre review - an Irish classic returns with cascading force

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The Grönholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory - sleek and short but in no way deep

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Chess, London Coliseum review - powerfully sung but still problematic

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Nothing Like a Dame review - actresses undimmed by time

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