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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

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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Crazy For You, Gillian Lynne Theatre review - high-kicking heaven

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Dear England, National Theatre review - filtering the national narrative through sport

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Aspects of Love, Lyric Theatre review - not much has actually changed

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Beau is Afraid review - life's ordeals in lengthy detail

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The Motive and the Cue, National Theatre review - theatrical titans face off

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Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

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Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....

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When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

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