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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

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 Visit, National Theatre review - star turn bolsters baggy rewrite

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Leopoldstadt, Wyndham's Theatre review - Stoppard at once personal and accessible

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Oscars 2020: a 'Parasite' love-in caps a night of firsts

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

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