Matthew’s writing has been produced across the UK and Europe, as well as in America, Australia and South Africa. His adaptation, with Sarah Vermande, of Amin Maalouf’s text for Ravel’s Antar was recently performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. Un/packing, a web series he has co-created, will be released in autumn 2017. He is currently writing a feature length screenplay for Dan Films and is under commission to the Unicorn Theatre, London.
Matthew’s most recent play, The Man Jesus, opened 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 is opening at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, later this year.
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).
He has written two plays for the radio: Kingdom Of Cloud and Phumzile. Both have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.