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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 Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13-3/4, Ambassadors Theatre review - needs a chill pill

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the end of history ..., Royal Court review - raises more questions than it answers

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Present Laughter, Old Vic review - Andrew Scott continues his rise and rise

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The Light in the Piazza, RFH review - Broadway musical looks good and sounds even better

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While the Sun Shines, Orange Tree Theatre review - frothy, yes, up to a point

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Late Night review - Emma Thompson star vehicle needs a serious rewrite

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San Francisco Ballet, Liang/Marston/Pita, Sadler's Wells - elemental, ethereal and kitschy, too

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The Starry Messenger, Wyndham's Theatre review - Matthew Broderick gets all cosmic

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User Not Found, The CoffeeWorks Project review - solo play set in a café offers food for thought

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Orpheus Descending, Menier Chocolate Factory review - Tennessee Williams scorcher needs more firepower

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The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, Park Theatre review - unwieldy at times but undeniably funny, too

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Rosmersholm, Duke of York's Theatre review - little-known Ibsen lands with force

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Red Joan review - Judi Dench can't lift lumbering espionage drama

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At Eternity's Gate review - Willem Dafoe excels in hyperactive biopic

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Blood Knot, Orange Tree Theatre review - defining apartheid-era drama delivers afresh

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Downstate, National Theatre review - controversial but also clear-eyed and compassionate

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Christa Ludwig, 1928-2021: a selective tribute

I only saw Christa Ludwig twice live in concert, but those appearances epitomise her incredible dramatic and vocal rage as well as her peerless...

Points of Departure, Brighton Festival 2021 review - Ray Lee...

They stand in a row, nine of them, in a long, strange corridor between rows of stacked, palleted, planked wood and the red brick wall of an...

Album: Squid - Bright Green Field

It seems fitting that...

Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, Gagosian Gallery review...

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Extract: Blackface by Ayanna Thompson

Nearly a year has passed since...

Album: Rag'n'Bone Man - Life by Misadventure

Rory Graham was always stoically familiar with life’s knocks. With a stage-name inspired by Galton and Simpson’s fatalistic...

Album: Van Morrison - Latest Record Project Volume 1

If you want to understand the psychic harm that prolonged ...

BBC Young Musician 2020 Finale, BBC Four review - poise vers...

“You have to be careful you’re not judging the piece,” cautioned a pearl-necklaced Nicholas Daniel, great oboist and winner of the 1980...

Blu-ray: Raw

Raw opens with a bang, a distant figure on a remote country road stepping out in front of a car, causing it to crash into a tree. What’s...