Matthew is a screenwriter, playwright and short story writer. His plays have been produced across the UK and internationally. For the screen, he has written several episodes of EastEnders (BBC One) and has three feature length screenplays under commission.
Matthew’s last 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), the Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees (in Afrikaans) and in Rome (in Italian).
His short story - A Man in Half - was placed second in this year’s Costa Short Story Awards. He has also written two plays for BBC Radio 4 and is the writer and co-creator of the web series UnPacking.