As Director

opera

TROUBLE IN TAHITI (Leeds Grand Theatre and on tour, for Opera North); concert staging of BILLY BUDD (Snape Maltings, based on 2016 Opera North production); DR FERRET’S BAD MEDICINE ROADSHOW (Opera North Youth Chorus, on tour); 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)

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)

theatre

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)

As Associate & Assistant Director

Matthew was associate director on the new children’s opera ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Opera Holland Park), directed by Martin Duncan, performed annually in Holland Park from 2013 until 2017, and at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House in 2015.
Matthew has worked as an assistant alongside directors Aletta Collins (HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin); Annabel Arden (L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, Opera North) Edward Dick (HANSEL AND GRETEL, Opera North); 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); 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).