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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 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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The Writer, Almeida Theatre review - deconstruction run rampant

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Beast review - mesmerising and murky in equal measure

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Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - largely naff

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, The Other Palace review - a familiar name in freshly exciting form

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120 BPM review - stirring portrait of French activism in the age of AIDS

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Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory review - brilliantly performed and imaginatively staged

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Caroline, or Change, Hampstead Theatre review - Sharon D Clarke conquers

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Hamlet, RSC, Hackney Empire review - Paapa Essiedu's winning Dane

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Oscars 2018: The shape of a snoozefest

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Game Night review - Rachel McAdams is bliss in bonkers comedy thriller

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The York Realist, Donmar Warehouse review - a miniaturist masterpiece

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