Matthew is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been produced across the UK and internationally. Current commissions include three feature length screenplays and episodes of EastEnders for BBC 1.

Matthew’s play, The Man Jesus, premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, prior to a UK tour and was nominated for an Irish Times Best New Play award. Subsequent productions have been staged at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, and the Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees (in Afrikaans). An Italian production opens in Rome later this year. 

Other writing for theatre includes Sailing Somewhere (Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg; The Crazy Coqs, London) and Believe (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; New End Theatre, London & UK tour; Adelaide Festival, Australia; Norrbottens Teatern, Lulea, Sweden).

Adaptations for the stage include Conrad’s The Secret Agent (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. UnPacking, a web series he co-created, was released in 2018.