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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

Can You Keep A Secret? review - a bumpy ride

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Theatre Lockdown Special 3: Mary Shelley twice over, Europe writ large, and one day more for a mega-musical

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Theatre Lockdown Special 2: Birthdays aplenty, songs of hope, a starry quiz - and more

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Cuck review - tediously nihilistic

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Theatre Lockdown Special 1: Starry podcasts, late-career Shakespeare, a celebrity basement - and more

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Twelfth Night, RSC/Stratford-upon-Avon online review - inventive but underfelt

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Flowers for Mrs Harris, Chichester Festival Theatre online review - a warmly open-hearted weepie

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Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre online review - a major play about the miners

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Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court Theatre online review - a mind in mesmerising meltdown

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Wild, Hampstead Theatre online review - timelier than anticipated

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Sondheim at 90: adults will listen

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Love, Love, Love, Lyric Hammersmith review - a stinging revival

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On Blueberry Hill, Trafalgar Studios review - superb acting, specious plot

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Pretty Woman: The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre review - not so pretty, actually

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Be More Chill, The Other Palace review - more exhausting than enlightening

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A Number, Bridge Theatre review - a dream team dazzles anew

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The Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...

Album: Pepe Deluxé - Comix Sonix

Pepe Deluxé are no exemplars of the puritan work ethic. Comix Sonix is only their sixth album in almost thirty years – but while they...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now — after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Globe review - r...

A recent Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 2.1 million people in the UK had been victims of domestic abuse in the year ending...

Gavin Jantjes: To Be Free, Whitechapel Gallery review - a sw...

Born in Cape Town in 1948, Gavin Jantjes grew up under ...

Freud's Last Session review - Freud and CS Lewis search...

How can it be part of God’s plan to allow so much pain and suffering in the world, asks Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) of a young Oxford don, CS...

Album: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Strange News Has...

Almost exactly five years ago, I was transported by Singing It All Back Home, the third album from Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds. I...

The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco review - a healing...

A small mountain village, tucked away in the foothills of the Rif Mountains, south-east of Tangier. The “smallest music festival in the world”, so...

Blu-ray: The Small Back Room

Powell and Pressburger’s least remembered Forties film is shrouded in Blitz darkness, deepening in the warped flat where alcoholic weapons expert...

Presumed Innocent, Apple TV+ review - you read the book and...

Scott Turow published his cunningly-wrought legal thriller in 1987, and Alan J Pakula’s powerful movie version, starring Harrison Ford, appeared...