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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

Nights in the Garden of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet, Bridge Theatre review - potent mix of pain and comedy

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Rialto review - beautifully acted but relentless

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Playing Sandwiches & A Lady of Letters, Bridge Theatre review - the darkness dazzles, twice over

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Broken Hearts Gallery review - effortfully entertaining

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Rose, Hope Mill Theatre online review - a performer at her peak

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Get Duked! review - briefly endearing, then a chore

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Declan, Traverse Theatre online review - compressed and compelling

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Chemical Hearts review - turn off the sound

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A Little Night Music, Opera Holland Park review - wasn't it bliss?

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Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary classic comes to TV

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Perfect 10 review - a small movie with a big heart

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Imagine... My Name is Kwame, BBC One review - interesting but incomplete

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Theatre Unlocked 3: Signs of activity after a long siesta

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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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The Fellowship, Hampstead Theatre review - strong clashes, t...

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Moon, 66 Questions review - captivating daughter-father dram...

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Stanislav Aseyev: In Isolation - Dispatches from Occupied Do...

Stanislav Aseyev is a Ukrainian writer who came in from the...

We (Nous) review - a low-key look at life in the suburbs of...

Director Alice Diop read an article by Pierre Bergounioux in which he described how he began writing to draw attention to his overlooked neck of...

theartsdesk in Zurich - forging a brilliant new Ring

Could this be the summer Bayreuth finally sees a new Ring production that comes anywhere near its last great epic success, Harry Kupfer’s, which...

theartsdesk Q&A: bass-baritone Christopher Purves on com...

He’s the most haunting, at times terrifying Wozzeck I’ve seen, in Richard Jones's Welsh National Opera baked-bean-factory production, and the...

Album: Paolo Nutini - Last Night in the Bittersweet

The last time that Paolo Nutini was on the public stage, he was knocking out fine blue-eyed soul and having substantial hits like “Scream (Funk my...

The Rolling Stones, BST Hyde Park review - let it rock!

A few spots of rain greeted the arrival of the...

Mad House, Ambassadors Theatre review - David Harbour is mag...

For sheer extremes of family dysfunction Theresa Rebeck’s Mad House must be aiming to set new records in American drama. The latest in a...

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War review - a lovingly crafted doc...

There’s a sharp observation, delivered in Alan Bennett’s soft tones, that sums up the reputation of the painter Eric Ravilious: “Because his...