Biography

IMG_8878aMatthew 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.

Recent credits: Romeo and Juliet (Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St . Albans and Minack Theatre), The 39 Steps, Colleen Bawn, Hansel and Grettel (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Grease (DNB Arena, Stavanger, Norway), The Wizard Of Oz, Flashdance, Grease (Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway), Villages: A Song Cycle (Southwark Playhouse and The Other Palace), Den Hvite Dame (Fredriksten Festning, Halden, Norway), The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (Aged 13¾), The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Playhouse Creatures, The Nose, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Lady Windermere’s Fan (The MAC, Belfast and Irish Tour), The Break: A New Musical (Arts Theatre, London and PickNMix Festival, The MAC, Belfast), The Importance Of Being Earnest, Cabaret, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sweet Charity (The MAC, Belfast), Live At The Tower (The Tower of London), 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), The Tempest, Twelfth Night (Minack Theatre), Fred & Georgie (LineUp Festival, Greenwich Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (The Black Box, Belfast), One Man: Crisis On The A446 (Pentameter). 

Pantomime credits: 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: Paperboy (BYMT, Lyric Theatre, Belfast), 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 credits: 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).

Forthcoming projects: Don’t Tell Ma Ma (The MAC, Belfast) and Dick Whittington (Towngate Theatre, Basildon).