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.
Original TV Drama Series.
Unicorn Theatre, London
Homer Simpson Productions & Little Red Monkey, Brasserie Zédel, London.
Writer. Starring Suanne Braun.
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
59E59 Theaters, New York
Writer. Produced by Richard Darbourne.
The Man Jesus
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
Traverse Theatre, Young Vic, UK tour
Writer. Published by Oberon books following a sold-out run at the Young Vic.
The Man Jesus
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Writer. Nominated for Irish Times Best New Play 2013. Published in a volume with "Believe" by Oberon Books.
Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg, South Africa
Writer. Starring Fiona Ramsey.
Tuesday at Tesco's
Assembly Hall, Edinburgh
Writer. Edinburgh Fringe First Award. Published by Nick Hern Books.
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!
New World Stages, New York
Music by Conor Mitchell, published by Weinberger's UK.
Mortal Ladies Possessed
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".
Singing! Dancing! Acting!
Starring Simon Callow, Rula Lenska & Josie Walker. No.1 in The Times' Top Five 'Must See' shows in London.
Little Red Monkey
5-episode web series co-created with director Oli Mason.
Kingdom of Cloud
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Drama. Starring Anne-Marie Duff & Neil Pearson.
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Drama. Starring Nadine Marshall, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett & Stephen Hogan.