About

Welcome to matthewparker.net the official site for award winning director Matthew Parker

Matthew is a freelance theatre director and the Off West End award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre, Islington. He trained on the Postgraduate Directing Course at Drama Studio London.

He was nominated for Best Director at the 2015 Off West End awards for LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR, his inaugural production at The Hope which later transferred to The Arts Theatre, West End. In 2016 he received two Off West End Best Director award nominations for the London premiere of Lucy Catherine’s SEA LIFE and his revival of Bryony Lavery’s gay musical play HER ACHING HEART. The Hope was shortlisted as Fringe Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards 2017. Matthew was named Best Artistic Director at the 2017 Off West End Awards for his work at The Hope. 

He has a passion for bringing his visual imagination and physical style to classic stories, with a penchant for emotionally raw, visually beautiful work.

For further details on Matthew’s work please click on his CV or Portfolio pages. 

 

News

Offie Winner!

Matthew was named Best Artistic Director at the 2017 Off West End Awards for his work at The Hope Theatre. 

2 Offie Nominations in 2016!

Matthew received nominations for Best Director at the Off West End Awards twice in 2016 (the only Director to do so) for his productions of SEA LIFE & HER ACHING HEART, both at The Hope.