Matt Wolf

Blighty’s beckoning


Sometimes, the biggest noise is sounded in the least likely location, unless, as has long been true of Peter Hall, you quite sensibly go where the work is. For Hall, that place over the past three…

Man with a ‘Plan’


Strands: "The American Plan," Richard Greenberg's play about ambivalent sexuality and the gentile/Jewish divide, is planning a November opening on the West End. That would mark the London commercial…

Review: ‘Mary Stuart’


For proof that opposites attract, look no further than the Donmar staging of "Mary Stuart," which locks together the elemental fire of Janet McTeer and the fine-boned control of Harriet Walter into…

‘Cheek’-y return


Strands: Cheek by Jowl is back in London, and the Barbican's got it. Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's much-lauded touring company hasn't had a West End entry since Matthew Macfadyen played…

Review: ‘Aristocrats’


Admirers of "Three Sisters" will respond doubly strongly to the new National Theater revival of Brian Friel's "Aristocrats," the 1979 play that seems to have absorbed Chekhov's tragicomedy into every…

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