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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

Theatre Unlocked 2: A starry premiere and musical revival alongside Greek tragedy where it began

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Good Manners review - compellingly eerie

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Theatre Unlocked 1: George Floyd remembered, a classic transformed, and a call to action re climate change

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Love Sarah review - missing key ingredients

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Theatre Lockdown Special 13: Early Lloyd Webber, vintage Rattigan, and a Dame or two in conversation

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Back Roads review - nice cheekbones, not much else

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Theatre Lockdown Special 12: An American rarity, a British savoury, and fresh Apples

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Theatre Lockdown Special 11: Shakespeare-as-rave, a starlit Old Vic, and, yes, those singing nuns

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Theatre Lockdown Special 10: Epic plays from the National Theatre and Broadway alongside voices raised in protest

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Theatre Lockdown Special 9: Alan Bennett revisited, and so is Oz

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Banana Split review - likable if essentially timid romcom

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Theatre Lockdown Special 8: A film star plays tough, and several familiar titles are examined anew

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Theatre Lockdown Special 7: Party politics and a Broadway titan or two

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Theatre Lockdown Special 6: A prolific playwright, a timeless play, and speeches galore

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Theatre Lockdown Special 5: A solo show for the ages, Ibsen refreshed, and yet more frolicsome cats

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Theatre Lockdown Special 4: Little-known Lloyd Webber, prize-winning Shakespeare, and starry David Mamet

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Music Reissues Weekly: Margo Guryan - Words and Music

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There’s a masterful subtlety to Philippe Herreweghe’s interpretation of Bach’s last great choral work – it shuns blazing transcendence for a sense...

Sorcery review - a tale of shapeshifting revenge

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The Moor review - Yorkshire chiller is ambitious but muddled

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Album: John Moreland - Visitor

The mournful, lonesome voice of John Moreland from Bixby, Oklahoma, will be known by a few, but not many, in this country. The 12 songs on his...

Smashing Pumpkins / Weezer, OVO Hydro, Glasgow review - doub...

The current trend for package tours with two headliners appears to be growing, and this jaunt presented somewhat unlikely bedfellows – the...

Àma Gloria review - small-scale triumph with a big emotional...

In Marie Amachoukeli’s Àma Gloria there’s a remarkable performance by a child actor, Louise...

Susquatch Sunset review - nature red in tooth and claw (albe...

There’s a category of movies that are best seen having read nothing about them. Susquatch Sunset falls into that blood group as...

Jazz Emu, Soho Theatre review - delightfully daft musical sp...

Jazz Emu bounds on to the stage, launching into a song that talks about the importance of team work and how he has no ego. But strangely enough,...

Album: Moby - Always Centered at Night

US electronic perennial Moby has had a good run. He was a rave...