stage director

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Matthew is a stage director based in London, working in theatre, musical theatre and opera.


Matthew has assisted with numerous opera companies including Opera North, Garsington Opera and Opera Holland Park.


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musical theatre

LEGALLY BLONDE (Putney Arts Theatre); LOSERVILLE (Putney Arts Theatre); FOOTLOOSE (Putney Arts Theatre); SLEEPING BEAUTY (Putney Arts Theatre); LES MISERABLES (school edition - Royal Grammar School, Guildford); STEPS, a new musical workshop performance (Waterloo East Theatre); FAME and PARADE (both ADC Theatre); HERO, a premiere, and BABY (both Edinburgh Fringe Festival)


THREE TALES by Steve Reich (IMAX Cinema at the Science Museum, Riverside Studios, ADC Theatre); L'ORFEO (Upstairs at the Gatehouse for Hampstead Garden Opera); THESE THINGS HAPPEN, premiere (Courtyard Theatre Hoxton); THE GONDOLIERS (Minack Theatre); ANAIS NIN by Louis Andreissen (Riverside Studios); THE MIKADO (Minack Theatre Cornwall).


BREWING TEA, a new short play by Tobias Wright, performed as part of Theatre Breaks (White Bear Theatre); MONMOUTH: A Night in the Death, premiere (Abbot’s House, Guildford); ROMEO AND JULIET (Homerton College); THE MAIDS and ART (both Royal Grammar School, Guildford)

assistant directing

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As an assistant director, Matthew has worked alongside directors Orpha Phelin (BILLY BUDD, Opera North); Luke Sheppard (BEYOND THE FENCE, Arts Theatre Leicester Square);  Jo Davies (KISS ME, KATE & CAROUSEL, both Opera North; DON CARLOS, Grange Park Opera); Ashley Page (CARMEN, Nevill Holt Opera); Alessandro Talevi (LA TRAVIATA, Opera North); Martin Duncan (VERT-VERT, Garsington Opera; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Opera North; ALICE’S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND, Opera Holland Park); Joe Austin (SIEGFRIED, Opera North); Rachel Parish (SUPERJOHN, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); James Hurley (THE LITTLE SWEEP, Blackheath Halls; LA RONDINE, Opera di Peroni, London and Bristol; NOYE’S FLUDDE, Blackheath Halls; SEMELE, Upstairs at the Gatehouse; THE MIKADO, Cambridge Arts Theatre; THE MAGIC FLUTE, Upstairs at the Gatehouse; THE BARTERED BRIDE, Harlequin Theatre); John Ramster (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Royal Academy Opera; ARIODANTE, West Road Concert Hall); Valentina Ceschi (MANIFEST DESTINY, Kings Head Theatre); Adam Spreadbury-Maher (STUDIES FOR A PORTRAIT, Kings Head Theatre); Emma Clayton (ALADDIN, A SMALL AFFAIR, HALF AN IDEA, Italia Conti Arts Centre); Robert Icke (ROMEO AND JULIET, ADC Theatre).

Matthew is associate director on the new children's opera ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Opera Holland Park), performed annually in Holland Park since 2013, and at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House in 2015.

acting tutor

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Matthew worked as an acting tutor at the Italia Conti Arts Centre from 2011 to 2014, where he directed annual acting showcases for the 3 year Performing Arts students, including the plays WOMBERANG by Sue Townsend and SANDCASTLES by Bob Larbey.


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Upcoming projects include assistant director to Edward Dick on HANSEL AND GRETEL (Opera North).

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