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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

Love Sarah review - missing key ingredients

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Theatre Lockdown Special 13: Early Lloyd Webber, vintage Rattigan, and a Dame or two in conversation

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Back Roads review - nice cheekbones, not much else

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Theatre Lockdown Special 12: An American rarity, a British savoury, and fresh Apples

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Theatre Lockdown Special 11: Shakespeare-as-rave, a starlit Old Vic, and, yes, those singing nuns

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Theatre Lockdown Special 10: Epic plays from the National Theatre and Broadway alongside voices raised in protest

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Theatre Lockdown Special 9: Alan Bennett revisited, and so is Oz

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Banana Split review - likable if essentially timid romcom

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Theatre Lockdown Special 8: A film star plays tough, and several familiar titles are examined anew

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Theatre Lockdown Special 7: Party politics and a Broadway titan or two

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Theatre Lockdown Special 6: A prolific playwright, a timeless play, and speeches galore

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Theatre Lockdown Special 5: A solo show for the ages, Ibsen refreshed, and yet more frolicsome cats

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Theatre Lockdown Special 4: Little-known Lloyd Webber, prize-winning Shakespeare, and starry David Mamet

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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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