Matthew Hemley

Matt graduated from Bretton Hall, University of Leeds in 2001 with a degree in Theatre Acting. He went on to gain an NCTJ qualification in journalism before moving on to work for the Watford Observer. After leaving Watford he worked for Broadcast magazine as its radio correspondent, and joined The Stage in 2007, covering television and radio. He has a particular interest in musical theatre and last year joined BBC Radio 2's Elaine Paige on Sunday to present the show's entertainment news.
Jerry Springer creator Richard Thomas has hit out at censorship in the arts.

Jerry Springer creator Richard Thomas hits out at censorship in the arts Jerry Springer creator Richard Thomas hits out at censorship in the arts

Jerry Springer the Opera creator Richard Thomas has become the latest industry figure to speak out about the importance of freedom of speech within the arts, claiming organisations funded by the taxpayer have a particular…

Stephen Ashfield will star in a concert to mark 20 years of musical theatre training at the Royal Academy of Music.

Stephen Ashfield and Fra Fee to perform at Royal Academy of Music anniversary concert Stephen Ashfield and Fra Fee to perform at Royal Academy of Music anniversary concert

The 20th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Music’s musical theatre course will be marked with a concert featuring 150 performers, including Stephen Ashfield and Fra Fee. Curtain Up will be held at the Prince…

The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. Photo: Noel Foster