Trouble in Tahiti

The Arts Desk   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘conviction, firm direction and a strong cast… top notch presentation’

Whats On Stage   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘a poleaxing 40 minutes of psychological truths mercilessly laid bare… taut, compelling and nerve-bristling – and is directed with a sure sense of style by Matthew Eberhardt.’

The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★
‘a stylish new production by Matthew Eberhardt’

The Telegraph  ★ ★ ★ ★
‘A rare Bernstein masterpiece allowed to shine… Matthew Eberhardt’s fleet and witty staging… I loved every minute and recommend it warmly.’

The Times ★ ★ ★ ★
‘too good to miss…Matthew Eberhardt’s slick staging and Charles Edwards’s designs match those jingles with big billboard advertisements.’

British Theatre Guide
‘Matthew Eberhardt’s direction is fleet-footed and full of ingenious touches. The final tableau, in which the family are slowly drawn into a cinema screen, is simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking.’

The Stage
‘Matthew Eberhardt’s sparky staging of Bernstein’s witty, heart-breaking account of a failing marriage in 1950s American suburbia‘

‘an exciting delight… so seductive’

Billy Budd

Concert staging, based on 2016 Opera North production directed by Orpha Phelin

The Guardian   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘When delivered with the simple brilliance of Matthew Eberhardt’s version for Aldeburgh, music and drama unite in perpetual trepidation’

Bachtrack   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘one of those dramatised concerts that Opera North does so well. And it’s epic…a semi-staging by the production’s original assistant director, Matthew Eberhardt, that was as sharply drilled as any naval battalion.’

Financial Times  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★