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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 for the 2022/23 academic year and is returning until Christmas 2023.

Matt has covered Keys 1 on Mandela, Keys 2 on Dreamgirls and is a current Keys 2 cover on Sister Act and Greatest Days.

To access a pdf CV please click here

Full Theatre Credits:

​As Music Director:

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

    • VAULT award and Offie Nominated Production

  • 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:

  • HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Southwark Playhouse Borough)

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

  • ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

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 Orchestrator/Arranger:

  • HARRY AND GRETA - BYMT (New Wolsey Theatre)

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

  • ROYAL SYMPHONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA & NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY CHOIR SYMPHONIC POPS

  • 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 Composer:

  • AS LONG AS YOU KNEW by Ellie Cozens

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