RADA Shakespeare Awards
Matthew trained as an actor at LAMDA and later moved to directing - cutting his teeth as an assistant at the RSC. Over the years he’s worked with acclaimed Russian director Karma Ginkas, spent time with William Esper in New York, took classes at The Moscow Arts Theatre and performed alongside the actor Brian Cox in Orson Welles Heart of Darkness for Fiona Banner.
His directing work includes: Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night (ESC), The Winter’s Tale (BADA), King Lear (Mountview), All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard III (LAMDA), A Midsummer Nights Dream (EMTA), The TMA award nominated Arms and The Man (Northcott Theatre), Waiting for Godot, The Provoked Wife and All My Sons (Mercury theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Watermill), Tales From The Vienna Woods (Capitol Theatre) and the British premier of Forfanteries (Charing Cross Theatre).
He was most recently the head of the postgraduate acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts; gaining recognition for developing innovative teaching and learning methods.
Matthew has lectured on Shakespeare and various aspects of theatre practice for amongst others: Syracuse University, The University of Colorado, Oxford University, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, St. Edwards University, Texas and RADA.