Matthew was named Best Artistic Director at the 2017 Off West End Awards for his work at The Hope Theatre.
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.
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…
Matthew has recently signed with Burningham Associates. Read his profile on their website here
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.
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.
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 is proud to announce that they are the new Associate Company at the award-winning Jack Studio Theatre. More info here
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
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
Matthew is in pre-production for the upcoming DogOrange revival of James Saunders’ 20th century absurdist classic. More info here
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.
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
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……
DogOrange’s sell out production of Mary Rose has been awarded 5 stars. Read the review here
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
Matthew recently did an interview with Behind The Fringe promoting the upcoming DogOrange production of A Woman Alone. Read the interview here
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…
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…
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 email@example.com
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”
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.
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
The First Draft launch performances will be on 27th & 28th of January at the Horse, Waterloo. See First Draft Launch for more info
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 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.