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.

New Year – New Updates

Website updates have been a bit thin on the ground this past 2 years whilst Matthew focussed on his new role as AD at The Hope. But new updates will follow soon… 

Agent News

Matthew has recently signed with Burningham Associates. Read his profile on their website here

Matthew appointed new Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre

Matthew has just been announced as the new Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre, Islington. Read the full announcement in The Stage here. Matthew is now programming work for The Hope from October onwards. Please get in touch if you or your company have work you wish to stage.

The Cherry Orchard in full BLOOM!

DogOrange’s production of The Cherry Orchard is now running at the Jack Studio Theatre until 2nd August. Directed by Matthew it features music composed by Maria Haik Escudero and played live onstage by actor-musicians. The adaptation is by Writer’s Guild award winner Brendan Murray. More info here.

The Cherry Orchard FOR SALE!

Tickets for Matthew’s next show: a new adaptation of  The Cherry Orchard by Writer’s Guild award winning playwright Brendan Murray are now on sale here. The show runs from 15th July to 2nd August at The Jack Studio Theatre.

Brainville At Night at the Old Red Lion

Matthew’s acclaimed production of Brainville At Night by Alexander Moschos, produced by First Draft, transfers to the Old Red Lion this Spring after a short run at the Jack Studio last year. More info here

DogOrange news for 2014

DogOrange is proud to announce that they are the new Associate Company at the award-winning Jack Studio Theatre. More info here

Entertaining Mr Sloane

Matthew is delighted to announce that he will be joining acclaimed London Classic Theatre as Assistant Director for their 2014 UK Tour of Entertaining Mr Sloane. More info here

5 STARS for A Scent of Flowers

The DogOrange production of A Scent of Flowers has received fantastic reviews including 5 STARS from What’s On London and What’s Peen Seen. More info here

A Scent of Flowers

Matthew is in pre-production for the upcoming DogOrange revival of James Saunders’ 20th century absurdist classic. More info here

Summer Shakespeare fun

Matthew has spent the summer assisting Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Chester Performs, and the Olivier award winning Director Robin Norton Hale on the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre’s summer programme.

Mary Rose transfers to the Riverside

The ghost of Mary Rose haunts on! I’m delighted to announce that DogOrange’s acclaimed, sell out production of J. M. Barrie’s classic ghost story Mary Rose will play for 5 weeks at the Riverside Studios from 28th March to 28th April. For more details click here

The Possibilities about to open at the Tristan Bates

Matthew’s exciting revival of The Possibilities by Howard Barker is about to open at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Off West End on Monday 31st October. The show will run for 3 weeks until 19th November and tickets can be booked here

The Possibilities transfers

Following an initial staging at the Camden People’s Theatre in July, Matthew’s production of The Possibilities by Howard Barker is transferring to the Tristan Bates Theatre, Off West End for a 3 week run from 31st Oct to 19th Nov. More details here

Summer 2011

Following a busy summer directing a sell out transfer of First Draft’s A Date to Remember at the Phoenix, Soho and a production of Howard Barker’s The Possibilities at the Camden People’s Theatre, Matthew is now taking a break (and a holiday!) before starting work on an exciting new production in the Autumn. More details to follow……

5 Stars for Mary Rose

DogOrange’s sell out production of Mary Rose has been awarded 5 stars. Read the review here

Time Out recommends Ward No.6 and awards it 4 STARS

Time Out has awarded 4 stars and a red tick of RECOMMENDED to the current DogOrange production of Ward No.6. The full review can be read here

Ward No.6 Box Office open

Tickets are now on sale for the DogOrange’s award nominated production Ward No.6, adapted from Chekhov and directed by Matthew. Tickets are £12/10 concs and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 08444 77 1000 or online here

4 stars for A Woman Alone @ Brockley Jack

DogOrange’s current production of A Woman Alone, directed by Matthew, has been awarded 4 stars from What’s On Stage and RemoteGoat and been given a fabulous write up in online culture journal Art Wednesday. For more details click here

Behind the Fringe Interview – A Woman Alone

Matthew recently did an interview with Behind The Fringe promoting the upcoming DogOrange production of A Woman Alone. Read the interview here

A Woman Alone – Booking Now Open!

Booking is now open for DogOrange’s production of  A Woman Alone – with 5 women! The show runs from 19th Oct to 6th Nov at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. Tickets are £10/8 and can be booked online (no booking fee) by clicking here

Ward No.6 is front page news!

Stage Award nominated production Ward No.6 will be making it’s London debut in February 2011 at the Camden People’s Theatre and currently graces the front page of their Autumn Winter Brochure. Click here to see it.

Two – A site specific production opens 11th September

The curtain has gone up on Dispense Theatre’s 21st Anniversary Production of Jim Cartwrights Two, directed by Matthew. This exciting site specific production takes place in the Cellar Bar at Dirty Dicks, Bishopsgate and runs from 11th to 28th September. For more details click here

Sheringham Rep 50th Anniversary

Matthew is delighted to announce that he will be directing at Sheringham Rep this summer as part of their 50th Anniversary Summer Season. He will be directing the 20th Century classic thriller The Late Edwina Black. More details to follow here soon…

4 stars and a Fringe future for A Woman Alone

DogOrange’s innovative, sell-out production of A Woman Alone has been awarded a 4 star review by Remote Goat for its scratch performance at the Horse, presented in association with First Draft in February. Read the review here. Due to the success of this first outing, this exciting new adaptation of A Woman Alone will now be given a 3 week run at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in October 2010. More details to be posted here soon…

First Draft @ The Horse goes monthly

New artistic venture First Draft, formed by actor/producer Laura Harling and director Matthew Parker, will now present fresh theatrical works of new writing and innovative adaptations on a monthly basis at The Horse, Waterloo. If you are a writer, performer or theatre maker with an idea you’d like to present at First Draft please contact Laura and Matthew at first.draft@yahoo.com

Trifle presents Soliman & Perseda @ The Rose

Matthew has been appointed Assistant Director of The Tragedie of Soliman and Perseda, attrbuted to Thomas Kyd presented by Trifle Productions at The Rose Bankside from 26th April. “Wherein is laide open, Loves constancy, Fortunes inconstancy, and Deaths Triumphs”

A Woman Alone @ The Horse

Tickets are now on sale for A Woman Alone, presented by DogOrange in association with First Draft which will be performed on 22nd – 24th February @ 8pm. See A Woman Alone for more info.

The Killing of Sister George at Etcetera

Matthew will be directing The Killing of Sister George for Goodmann Productions at the Etcetera Theatre in April 2010. See The Killing of Sister George for more info

First Draft

The First Draft launch performances will be on 27th & 28th of January at the Horse, Waterloo. See First Draft Launch for more info

Seconds in January

Seconds will be performed at the Rosemary Branch soon! Have a look at the Seconds page and watch this space for more information!

Scales of the Unexpected Christmas Shows

Scales of the Unexpected have two upcoming Christmas shows on Sun 20th at Leicester Square Theatre and Mon 21st at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn. Please visit the Scales website for booking info.

Award Nomination

Ward No.6 has been nominated for Best Ensemble in the Stage Awards. Read more at The Stage.