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.
The production returning to the West End will use orchestrations currently used on tour, meaning the orchestra will consist of just 14 players, where it previously had 27 and was understood to be the largest band in the West End
Zoë Wanamaker, Peter Capaldi, Sheila Atim and Chris O’Dowd are to star in a West End revival of Michael Longhurst’s production of Nick Payne’s Constellations, which will see four casts rotating in the production.
Current and former students from the London performing arts school, including actors Sheila Atim and Jamael Westman, have written an open letter to the college, warning they no longer feel it provides an “accessible, safe space for young people to train”
Playwrights Simon Stephens and Jo Clifford have been honoured for supporting and nurturing new writing as part of this year’s Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Awards, which honours teachers, producers and creatives across the industry
The Mill at Sonning will be transformed into a cabaret space for 70 people when it reopens later this year, with a line-up of shows including musical Top Hat and Busman’s Honeymoon directed by Brian Blessed.