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Matt has amassed experience across a variety of entertainment lighting disciplines. As a Designer, he has lit an array of critically acclaimed shows and has been nominated for two 'Offies'. As well as designing for theatre and working in London as a technician and programmer, he has specialised as an LED engineer for TV and live events. Roles in these fields have led him to venues across the UK and Europe. 

Training: LAMDA Stage Management & Technical Theatre 2012- 2014​

Design credits include:


Gretel, The Dream Factory, Dir: Emily Quash, Des: Chris Johns, Prod: Playbox Theatre

La Belle Hélène, Sussex/London Tour, Dir: Jeff Clarke, Des: Gabriella Csanyi-Wills, Prod: Opera della Luna/NSO

Tales Of The Turntable, Southbank Centre, Dir: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Des: Jacob Hughes,Prod: Zoonation

Property, New River Studios, Dir: Jelena Budimir, Des: Danny Atkinson, Prod: All Ignite Theatre

Beast on The Moon, The Finborough, Dir: Jelena Budimir, Des: Sarah Jane Booth, Prod: All Ignite Theatre

Snow Queen, The Dream Factory, Dir: Emily Quash Prod: Playbox Theatre

Chutney, The Bunker, Dir: Georgie Staight Des: Jasmine Swan Prod: Flux Theatre

The Wreckers, Roxburgh Hall- Stowe School, Dir: Ali Marshall Prod: Arcadian Opera

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Park Theatre, Dir: Tom Latter, Des: Jacob Hughes, Prod: Land of Green Ginger

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Longborough Festival Opera , Dir: Jenny Miller Des: Nate Gibson

Partenope, Iford Manor, Dir: Christopher Cowell, Des: Holly Pigott, Prod:Iford Arts

Il Travatore, Winslow Hall Opera, Dir: Carmen Jakobi, Des: Jacob Hughes

Candide, Iford Manor, Stowe School & Cheltenham Town Hall, Dir: Jeff Clarke, Prod: Opera Della Luna/Iford Arts

People Who Need People, Vault Festival, Dir: Jan-willem van der Bosch, Prod: Out Of Spite Theatre

Romeo and Juliet, Stowe School, Roxburgh Hall

Into The Numbers, Finborough Theatre, Dir: Georgie Staight, Des: Isabella Van Braeckel, Prod: Arsalan Sattari Productions


A Christmas Carol, Windsor Castle, Dir: Sasha McMurray, Prod: Watch Your Head/Royal Collection Trust

The Busy World Hushed, Finborough Theatre, Dir: Paul Higgins, Des: Marco Turich, Prod: Arsalan Sattari Productions

Macbeth, Sainsbury Theatre, Dir: Vik Sivalingham, Des: Adrian Gee, Prod: LAMDA

Pericles, Sainsbury Theatre, Dir: Rupert Hands, Des: Adrian Gee, Prod: LAMDA

Un Ballo In Maschera, Winslow Hall Opera, Dir: Carmen Jakobi, Des: Jacob Hughes, Prod: Winslow Hall Opera

Your Ever Loving, Underbelly- Edinburgh, Dir: Sarah Chapleo, Prod: Eastlake Productions

Jelly Beans, Plesance- Edinburgh, Dir: Dan Pick/Luke Davies, Prod: Eastlake Productions

This is Not Culturally Significant, The Bunker, Vault Festival Edinburgh 2017, Adam Scott-Rowley

One Last Thing (For Now), Old Red Lion, Dir: Lilac Yosiphon, Des: Elliot Squire, Prod: Althea Theatre



Girl From Nowhere, St James' Studio, Dir: Whitney Mosery

Othello, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Robert Price

Measure For Measure, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Rebecca Freknall

War Whores, The Courtyard Theatre and LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Or Ben Ezra

The Island, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Aiden Tier

Dark Things, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Stephen Bailey

Verge of Strife, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Quentin Beroud

Tape, Drayton Arms, Dir: Robyn Hoedemaker



Julius Caesar, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Gari Jones

Romeo and Juliet, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Vik Sillingham

Mydidae, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Aimee Neeme

Prince of Homburg, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Luke Davies


Lift Off, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Nathan Crossan-Smith

Boom, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: Lucy Atkinson

Copenhagen, LAMDA Linbury Studio, Dir: John Rushton

As You Like It, Parisian Tour and Pleasance Theatre London, Dir: Joanna Reed, Des: Rauri Murchinson

Mary Shelly, Pleasance Theatre London, Dir: Doug Rintoul, Des: Rauri Murchinson

Location availability:
  • Scotland
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
  • International
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • 'Country House'
  • Small scale
  • International Event
  • Gardens


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