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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

Long Day's Journey Into Night, Wyndham's Theatre review - O'Neill masterwork is once again driven by its Mary

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Opening Night, Gielgud Theatre review - brave, yes, but also misguided and bizarre

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Power of Sail, Menier Chocolate Factory review - alternately stiff and startling

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Oscars 2024: politics aplenty but few surprises as 'Oppenheimer' dominates

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Uncle Vanya, Orange Tree Theatre review - Chekhov served up choice

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Wicked Little Letters review - sweary, starry film is mostly strange

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An Enemy of the People, Duke of York's Theatre - performative and predictable

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The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre - ladies' night for Jez Butterworth

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Dear Octopus, National Theatre - period rarity is a real pleasure

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Plaza Suite, Savoy Theatre review - real-life married couple brings panache and pain to period comedy

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The Color Purple review - sensational second time round for Alice Walker's novel on screen

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Best of 2023: Theatre

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Pacific Overtures, Menier Chocolate Factory review - lesser-known Sondheim scores afresh

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A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic review - older, wiser, and yet more moving

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The Witches, National Theatre review - fun and lively but where's the heart?

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Backstairs Billy, Duke of York's Theatre review - starry and gently subversive, too

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Richard III, Shakespeare's Globe review - Michelle Terr...

There’s a fierce, dark energy to the Globe’s new Richard III that I don’t recall at that venue for a fair while. The drilled cast dances...

Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - celestial navigation throu...

Like his baggy white suit, pitched somewhere between Liberace and Colonel Sanders, Pavel Kolesnikov’s playing was spotless at the...