Matthew Hurt

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Matthew’s writing for theatre has been produced across the UK and Europe, as well as in America, Australia and South Africa. UnPacking, a web series he has co-created, has recently been released and he is currently writing a feature length screenplay for Dan Films.

Matthew’s play, The Man Jesus, premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and was nominated for an Irish Times Best New Play award. It has since toured the UK and been translated into Afrikaans (Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, South Africa) and Italian. A new English language production opened last year at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

Other writing for theatre includes Sailing Somewhere (Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg), Believe (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; New End Theatre, London & UK tour; Adelaide Festival, Australia; Norrbottens Teatern, Lulea, Sweden) and Singing! Dancing! Acting! (Soho Theatre, London; La Foire Saint-Germain, Paris; Theatriki Skini, Athens).

Adaptations for the stage include Conrad’s The Secret Agent, created in collaboration with theatre O (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Young Vic, London; UK tour) and Emmanuel Darley’s Tuesdays At Tesco’s (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh – Fringe First award; 59E59 Theaters, New York; various UK productions). His adaptation, with Sarah Vermande, of Amin Maalouf’s text for Ravel’s Antar was performed at Carnegie Hall, New York.

He has written two plays for the radio: Kingdom Of Cloud and Phumzile. Both have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. 

In Development

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Untitled Screenplay

2017

Dan Films

Commission.

GREEK STREET

2017

Original TV Drama Series.

Winning

2017

Unicorn Theatre, London

Commission.

Theatre

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Antar

2017

Carnegie Hall, New York/Orchestre National de Lyon

A co-adaptation of Amin Maalouf's text to accompany Ravel's 'Antar'.

Tuesdays at Tesco's

2015

59E59 Theaters, New York

Writer. Produced by Richard Darbourne.

The Man Jesus

2014

UK tour inc. the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Writer. Produced by Ros Povey, Zoe Simpson & James Seabright with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

The Secret Agent

2013

Traverse Theatre, Young Vic, UK tour

Writer. Published by Oberon books following a sold-out run at the Young Vic.

The Man Jesus

2013

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer. Nominated for Irish Times Best New Play 2013. Published in a volume with "Believe" by Oberon Books.
Starring Simon Callow.

Sailing Somewhere

2011

Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg, South Africa

Writer. Starring Fiona Ramsey.

Tuesday at Tesco's

2011

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer. Edinburgh Fringe First Award. Published by Nick Hern Books.

Believe

2007

Traverse Theatre, New End Theatre, Adelaide Festival, UK tour

Feat. on BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour, listed in The Times' Top Five 'Must See' shows in London.

Have a Nice Life!

2006

New World Stages, New York

Music by Conor Mitchell, published by Weinberger's UK.

Mortal Ladies Possessed

2005

59E59 Theaters, New York, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Writer. One-woman show based on the stories of Tennessee Williams & part of the 2005 "Brits Off-Broadway".
Starring Linda Marlowe.

Singing! Dancing! Acting!

2003

Soho Theatre

Starring Simon Callow, Rula Lenska & Josie Walker. No.1 in The Times' Top Five 'Must See' shows in London.

Online

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Un/Packing

2017

Little Red Monkey

5-episode web series co-created with director Oli Mason.

Radio

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Kingdom of Cloud

2015

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio Drama. Starring Anne-Marie Duff & Neil Pearson.

Phumzile

2009

BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio Drama. Starring Nadine Marshall, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett & Stephen Hogan.