Hey. I'm Matt: a non-binary creative with over ten years of experience crafting a variety of theatrical productions in a variety of roles, I have a strong passion for creating unforgettable entertainment, bold in design, vision and joy. 
Through every project I've worked on, I've turned concepts into excellent realities by leading with an innovative mindset, constantly questioning, and experimenting to find the best and most effective way to create something engaging and exceptional.  I thrive of the challenge of curating an entertaining experience. Be it my work in script development: encouraging artists to pursue an idea, offering dramaturgical feedback, nurturing artist development, and helping shape its first outing into the world. Be it my work as a video designer: crafting reality defying concepts by blending film, and animation to create seamless blends of reality and digital. Be it my musical theatre direction work: engaging performers to perform authentically and staging exceptional revivals or new musicals. I have a strong skillset in seeing a project through, offering a supportive and firm management style to achieve exceptional artistry. 
My career began in 2013, directing and producing a multi award winning theatre company across the Midlands offering bespoke community and youth theatre projects. Through this, I crafted a contemporary, identity driven directorial practice, blending staging, video and technology into the DNA of the work. In 2017, I began studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama obtaining a first class honors degree in Performance Arts in 2020. During that time, I assisted for the MA Music Theatre programme & ALPMusicals. During COVID, I created and collaborated on large scale digital projects which led to a career as an acclaimed Video Designer across the West End, Off-West End, Regionally and Internationally.
Nowadays, you can find me either crafting "artfully designed" (The Stage) video designs or leading exceptional musical theatre projects for young people and community groups across the Midlands.
As a Queer practitioner, I am deeply passionate about broadening LGBTQ+ representation across the arts and am currently writing a PhD on Producing Representation with the University of Wolverhampton.
My work spans musical theatre, video and digital design & education. This portfolio showcases highlights of my work. Full credits can be found below.
Current & Upcoming Work:
Marie Curie (Projection Designer) - Playing June-July 2024 - Charing Cross Theatre, UK
New Year (Video Designer) - July 2024 - Birmingham Opera Company
I Really Do Think This Will Change Your Life (Video & Creative Captions) - August 2024 - Edinburgh Fringe
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Since 2013, I have worked ran multiple theatre companies and worked as a freelance director, designer & producer for professional, community & youth theatre companies & drama schools
AS VIDEO DESIGNER (Creating bold ‘artfully designed’ (The Stage) projections, animations and digital worlds for corporate, theatre and concert events: MARIE CURIE (Charing Cross Theatre), LAUGHING BOY (Jermyn Street Theatre), RIDE (The Old Globe, San Diego/Curve/Southwark Playhouse), GYPSY IN CONCERT (Hope Mill Theatre), SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE POISON WOOD (Watermill Theatre), EXHIBITIONISTS (Kings Head Theatre), NATIVITY (Derby Theatre), I REALLY DO THINK THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE (Mercury Theatre Colchester - The Stage Awards Innovation Award Shortlisted), MUSIC, MIGRATION AND MOBILITY (Royal College of Music), REBECCA (Charring Cross Theatre), ENACT (Chipping Norton Theatre), ANIMAL (Hope Mill Theatre/Park Theatre - Offie Finalist), BLOW DOWN (Leeds Playhouse/UK Community Tour), RUMI (D’asha Performing Arts Festival Doha/London Coliseum), THESE DEMONS (Seven Dials Studio), ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST (Tanya Moisewistch Playhouse/Lyric Hammersmith/Theatre Royal Haymarket), HOW A CITY CAN SAVE THE WORLD (Tanya Moisewistch Playhouse), A-TYPICAL RAINBOW (Turbine Theatre), FLIGHT (Royal College of Music), BUT WHAT IF YOU DIE (Camden People’s Theatre), SAD-VENTS (White Bear Theatre), TOGETHER (Crucible Theatre), OLD FRIENDS (Digital), BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN (Riverside Studios/Edinburgh Fringe), SANTA MUST DIE (Alphabetti Theatre 2021 & North Tour/Leeds Playhouse 2023), SNOWFLAKE (The Lowry, Salford Quays), THE FABRIC OF WATFORD/BUFFERING (Watford Palace Theatre), 34 (The Lowry), PUBLIC DOMAIN (Vaudeville Theatre & Southwark Playhouse), THE MONEY (Digital), WILF GOES WILD (Digital), SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT (Digital), PLAZA (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre)
AS DIRECTOR: RENT (May Hall), SANTA MUST DIE (Leeds Playhouse & Community Venue Tour with Red Ladder & The Lowry), NATIVITY: THE MUSICAL (Derby Youth Musical Theatre, Derby Theatre), MATILDA JR (Parkview Musical Club), TICK… TICK… BOOM (Duchess Theatre),THE UNCONVENTIONALS (VAULT Festival), CRAZY FOR YOU (Derby Youth Musical Theatre, Derby Theatre), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Parkview Musical Club), IS HE MUSICAL (Curve Theatre/The Other Palace), BUFFERING (Watford Palace Theatre), QUEERME (Digital), SUBWAY (Digital), QUEERED VOLUME 1 (Digital), ON HOPE (Digital), CHICAGO: SCHOOL EDITION (Duchess Theatre), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre), SPRING AWAKENING (Duchess Theatre), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Derby Theatre), PUNK ROCK (Guildhall Theatre) CATS (Derby Theatre), ONE VOICE (Derby Theatre) BARE: A POP OPERA (Duchess Theatre) LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION (Derby Theatre), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Nottingham Arts Theatre), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre), SWEENEY TODD (Robert Ludlum Theatre), AVENUE Q (Robert Ludlum Theatre)
AS PRODUCER (Leading creative teams to deliver high quality productions whilst focusing on talent development along the way): THE PHASE (VAULT Festival), THE UNCONVENTIONALS (Vault Festival), SNOWFLAKE (The Lowry, Salford Quays), QUEERME (Digital), MTPRIDE (Digital), SUBWAY (Digital), ON HOPE (Digital), CHICAGO: SCHOOL EDITION (Duchess Theatre), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre), SPRING AWAKENING (Duchess Theatre), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Derby Theatre), PUNK ROCK (Guildhall Theatre) CATS (Derby Theatre), ONE VOICE (Derby Theatre) BARE: A POP OPERA (Duchess Theatre) LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION (Derby Theatre), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Nottingham Arts Theatre), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre), SWEENEY TODD (Robert Ludlum Theatre), AVENUE Q (Robert Ludlum Theatre)
AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Supporting the teams needs and production): PUBLIC DOMAIN (Vaudeville Theatre/Southwark Playhouse), THE LIMIT (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), CATCH ME (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), SIGNAL (ALPMusicals), STAGES: A VIDEO GAME MUSICAL (VAULT Festival), PLAZA (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), INTO THE WOODS (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), THE TUNNEL (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
This multi-hyphenate experience has equipped me with a broad array of skillsets in creative leadership, blue-sky thinking and development, project, and budget management, artistic direction, marketing strategy, graphic design, and passion.
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