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About Matt

Matt is a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a First-Class Honours BA in Music and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with an MA with Distinction in Musical Direction.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, specialising in arranging/orchestration, piano accompaniment, and conducting. He has previously coached at various drama schools including ArtsEd, Urdang, and Tiffany Theatre College. He was a Senior Music Tutor at ArtsEd between Sep 2022 and Nov 2023, then went on to MD an acclaimed production of The Drowsy Chaperone with the third year students.

Matt has covered Keys 1 on Mandela (Young Vic) and Keys 2 on the UK tours of Dreamgirls, Sister Act, and Greatest Days.

To access CV as PDF please click here

Full Theatre Credits:

​As Music Director:

  • THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (ArtsEd Third Year Production)

  • IN CLAY (VAULT Festival 2023 & The Other Palace) 

    • VAULT award and Offie Nominated Production

  • GUEST ENTS (P&O Britannia) - Joel Harper Jackson

  • NYMT IN CONCERT - WHEN I GROW UP (Kingston Rose Theatre

                         & Southward Playhouse Elephant)​

  • SWEENEY TODD (Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA, 

under the music supervision of Caroline Humphris)

  • BARE: A POP OPERA (Alexandra Theatre, Chichester University MTP)

  • SONGS BY THE FIRE (Chiswick Playhouse)

  • SLEEPING BOOTY (Bridge House Theatre) Offie Nominated Production

  • DICK WHITTINGTON (Bridge House Theatre) Offie Nominated Production

  • CINDERELLA (Immersion Theatre)

  • SNOWFLAKE (The Lowry Rewrites Festival, Semi-Staged Concert)

  • PLATFORM - JACK MILES & FRIENDS (Actors Church, Iris Theatre)

  • SUNDAY SOUL - Nikki Bentley (Chiswick Playhouse)

  • ADELINE: A 21ST CENTURY MUSICAL (Workshop, Cockpit Theatre)

  • NOW. HERE. THIS. (Golden Goose Theatre, Chiswick Playhouse) UK Premier

  • TICK, TICK... BOOM! (Etcetera Theatre)

  • ORDINARY DAYS (Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh Fringe)

  • SISTER ACT (Nottingham Arts Theatre)

As Associate Conductor:


  • WE WILL ROCK YOU (20th Anniversary UK Tour)

  • ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

As Orchestrator/Arranger:

  • THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (ArtsEd Third Year Production)

  • SCHWARTS 75 (Lyric Theatre) - Additional Orchestrations

  • HARRY AND GRETA - BYMT (New Wolsey Theatre)

  • NYMT IN CONCERT - WHEN I GROW UP (Kingston Rose Theatre & Southwark Playhouse Elephant)

  • STARMUS 2022 FESTIVAL (Armenia) - Additional Orchestrations


  • IN CLAY (VAULT Festival & The Other Palace)

  • SNOWFLAKE (The Lowry Rewrites Festival, Semi-Staged Concert)

  • ADELINE: A 21ST CENTURY MUSICAL (Workshop & Digital Audio Releases)

  • PLATFORM - JACK MILES & FRIENDS (Actors Church, Iris Theatre & Digital Audio Releases)

As Associate Music Director:

  • STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW (Waterloo East Theatre)

As Assistant Music Director:

  • GUYS AND DOLLS (Mountview Theatre, Whilst Training)

  • MARY POPPINS (In-House, Whilst Training)

  • HEATHERS (In-House, Whilst Training)

  • NYMT's PARADE (The Other Palace) + Drum Kit

  • [title of show] (Paradise in the Vault Edinburgh Fringe) & "Larry"

As Composer:

  • AS LONG AS YOU KNEW by Ellie Cozens

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