Matthew is a musical director, orchestrator and composer. He read music as an undergraduate and postgraduate at King’s College London, specialising in Musical Theatre of the 1930s, Sondheim and Wagner. He also works as a voice consultant working with both the singing and spoken voice.
Musical Direction: Bridesmaids Of Northern Ireland (Grand Opera House, Belfast & Irish Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Buxton Opera House), Grease (Trondheim Spektrum, Norway; DNB Arena, Stravanger; & Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway), The Wizard Of Oz, Flashdance (Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway), Den Hvite Dame (Fredriksten Festning, Halden, Norway), The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (Aged 13¾), The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (The MAC, Belfast and Irish Tour), Annie Get Your Gun, Tinseltown, Hunchback The Musical (Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey), Molly Wobbly (Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Leicester Square Theatre and The Phoenix Artist Club), Jack Frost’s Frozen Christmas, Santa Claus The Musical (Pavilion Theatre, Worthing), Cabaret, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sweet Charity (The MAC, Belfast), Hansel and Grettel (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (The Black Box, Belfast).
Composing: RSC Snapshots (The Dell Gardens, Stratford-Upon-Avon), Romeo and Juliet (Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans & Minack Theatre), The Importance Of Being Earnest (The MAC, Belfast), The 39 Steps, The Colleen Bawn (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Playhouse Creatures, The Nose, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Lady Windermere’s Fan (The MAC, Belfast & Irish Tour), The Tempest, Twelfth Night (Minack Theatre).
Workshops: Gentlemen (Charing Cross Theatre), Villages: A Song Cycle (Southwark Playhouse and The Other Palace), The Break: A New Musical (Arts Theatre, London and PickNMix Festival, The MAC, Belfast), Fred & Georgie (LineUp Festival, Greenwich Theatre).
Cabaret: Biscuit Granny, with Ross Anderson-Doherty (The Black Box, Belfast), Don’t Tell Ma Ma, with Kerri Quinn (The MAC, Belfast), Live At The Tower (The Tower of London), Have You Met Jones?, with Leanne Jones (Leicester Square Theatre, The Pheasantry, Thom Thumb Theatre and Brockley Jack Theatre), One Man: Crisis On The A46, with Paul L Martin (Pentameter).
Pantomime: Beauty And The Beast, Dick Whittington, Snow White, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty (Winner ‘Panto of the year 2016’ – Great British Pantomime Awards), Jack and the Beanstalk (Towngate Theatre, Basildon), Aladdin (Marina Theatre, Lowestoft), Dick Whittington, Cinderella (Milton Keynes Theatre), Aladdin (The Landor).
Drama school and youth projects: Breadboy, Paperboy (BYMT, Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Fame (Chicester University, Alexander Theatre, Bognor Regis), The Legend Of Korra (BYMT, Dulwich College), The Secret Garden (BYMT, Roehampton University), Bugsy Malone, Fame, The Wiz, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, Billy Elliot Regional Showcase (ATG, Milton Keynes Theatre), Oliver!, Into The Woods (ATG, Edinburgh Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (ATG, Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent), Our House (Mountview, Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Company, Hair (Mountview, The Karamel Club), Dying For It, Marat/Sade (Mountview, The Pleasance Islington), Emma, The Fix (Mountview, The Albany), The American Clock (Mountview, Jacksons Lane and The New Players), Stepping Out, The Visit, Sweet Charity (Northampton College), Yerma, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Assassins, Cabaret (North Oxfordshire College), Flora the Red Menace (Tresham Institute), Henry V, A Little Night Music, Nine, Sweet Charity (King’s College London), The School for Scandal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Burston School Strike, The Wizard of Oz, The Oresteia Trilogy, The Jungle Book, West Side Story (Stantonbury Campus).
Vocal coaching: Spring Awakening (National Tour), Protection (The Theatre Museum), Breezeblock Park (Albany Theatre), Godspell (Battersea Arts Centre), Carousel, Nunsense (Bridewell Theatre), A Little Night Music (Chelsea Theatre), Sweet Charity (Shaw Theatre), Children of Eden, Jesus Christ Superstar (St Paul’s Church), The Hot Mikado (Hoxton Hall), The Goodbye Girl, Merrily We Roll Along (Cochrane Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (The Pleasance Islington).
Recordings: La Oss Skinne I Fred (Oslo Fagottkor with Kuuk, Christmas Single), Den Hvite Dame (Original Cast EP), Tinseltown (Original Cast EP), Hansel and Grettel (15th Anniversary Live Cast Recording), Molly Wobbly’s Tit Factory (Original Cast Recording), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Northern Irish Cast).
Television: Proms In Your Garden (BBC NI), Senkveld, All På Grensen, God Morgen Norge (TV2), Lindmo (NRK TV).
Forthcoming projects: Peter Pan (Towngate Theatre, Basildon), Show Time (Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra), Measure for Measure (Minack Theatre), Mother Courage (Northern Ireland).