MPTheatricals create dynamic entertainment experiences on stage & online.
The company brings together the work of Matt Powell: a director/producer with experience working in musical theatre, cabaret, queer performance art and film. Through bespoke initiatives to challenge art forms & investing in contemporary productions, our work intends to:
Create opportunities for creators to workshop and develop contemporary works.
Reach audiences and demographics who wouldn’t normally consume musical theatre.
Experiment with innovations in sound, style and staging in order to challenge what theatre can be & do.
Amplify queer voices & histories that may have been forgotten.
Tell stories that unite, confront and share something new with our audiences.
Explore music(al) theatre’s ability to lift our spirits and emote like no other art form.
We are always interested to hear & read new works that fit our companies ethos. Whether it’s a spark of an idea, reviving a classic or new piece of writing, we want to hear it. For details of our submissions process, click here.
Matt Powell | Artistic Director
@MattPowellicus | www.matt-powell.co.uk
Matt Powell is a queer identifying director, designer & producer, working with Musical Theatre, Video & Queerness. Over the past seven years, Matt has created & produced an array of unique theatrical experiences. Often working through multiple disciplines, their practice combines cinematic, scenographic styles through live video & projection with embodiment, movement & music to create visual spectacles. As a designer, they look at how the digital can interact with reality. They have an active interest in the representation of queerness in musical theatre both in academia & practice.
Matt has recently finished their BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Practice: Performance Arts at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. During their studies, they became the first student to work for MA Music Theatre as Assistant Director supporting the public productions of the 2019 & 2020 cohort. They have also assisted for ALPMusicals, assisting Adam Lenson on STAGES & SIGNAL.
A full CV of work as Director, Producer, Designer & Movement Director can be found at www.matt-powell.co.uk. Matt is currently seeking representation as a director & opportunities to assist and resident on long running musicals. They founded MPTheatricals to formalise their producing ambitions.
Matt would like to acknowledge the continued support of his family and friends. They would particularly like to thank Adam Lenson, Paul Barker, Maja Milatovic-Ovadia, Kiki Stevenson, Victoria Saxton & Anna McAuley for their support and guidance.