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Matthew Hemley

Matthew Hemley

News editor
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Acting & Performance

Biography

Matt is news editor for The Stage, having started as the newspaper’s broadcast reporter. He covers all areas of the industry in his role, but has a particular interest in musical theatre. Matt studied acting at Bretton Hall and presents a fortnightly theatre segment on Matthew Wright's TalkRadio show.

Recent Articles

Trafalgar Theatre: First-look images reveal venue's return to ‘former glory’

Trafalgar Theatre: First-look images reveal venue's return to ‘former glory’

First-look images of the newly renovated Trafalgar Theatre have been released, as the venue prepares to reopen later this year
National theatres commit to sustainable work after new ‘green book’

National theatres commit to sustainable work after new ‘green book’

Leading companies including London’s National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and National Theatre Wales have committed to making their output more sustainable
Touring companies launch ‘game-changing’ anti-racist blueprint

Touring companies launch ‘game-changing’ anti-racist blueprint

The Anti-Racism Touring Rider is described as a “step towards more equitable working conditions for touring shows and events” and has been compiled in response to personal testimonies and feedback from more than 100 freelancers
Exclusive: Playhouse Theatre to stage Eddie Redmayne’s Cabaret in-the-round

Exclusive: Playhouse Theatre to stage Eddie Redmayne’s Cabaret in-the-round

West End venue the Playhouse Theatre is to be transformed into an in-the-round space to host the forthcoming production of Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne, with owner Ambassador Theatre Group promising the move will enable it to host other “unique productions” in the future
All black, female-led Shakespeare company launches

All black, female-led Shakespeare company launches

An all-black, all-female Shakespeare theatre company has launched, in a bid to address “imbalance” within the industry and “amplify” the voices of black women
Lily Allen to make West End debut in supernatural thriller

Lily Allen to make West End debut in supernatural thriller

Lily Allen will make her West End debut in the world premiere of a new supernatural thriller by Danny Robins.
Andrew Lloyd Webber: We will open theatres fully or you can arrest me

Andrew Lloyd Webber: We will open theatres fully or you can arrest me

Andrew Lloyd Webber has insisted he will open his theatres without social distancing “come hell or high water”
Christopher Haydon reveals first season at Kingston's Rose Theatre

Christopher Haydon reveals first season at Kingston's Rose Theatre

Christopher Haydon’s first season as artistic director of the Rose Theatre in Kingston has been announced, including the world premiere of a play by Alys Metcalf co-produced by Fleabag’s Francesca Moody
Hope Mill cancels run of new musical following positive Covid test

Hope Mill cancels run of new musical following positive Covid test

Performances of a new musical that was due to run at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester have been cancelled, after a member of the show’s company tested positive for Covid-19
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