Matthew Forbes trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, specialising in
Collaborative and Devised Theatre. He works internationally as an actor and director, with a strong focus on puppetry, object manipulation and physical theatre. Puppetry and movement direction include: Babe The Sheep-Pig at Polka Theatre, and on UK and Australian tours; Kiki’s Delivery Service at Southwark Playhouse; Dinner at the Twits and Adventures in Wonderland for Les Enfants Terribles at The Vaults; The Witches at Dundee Rep; and The Steadfast Tin Soldier at Little Angel and the Old Vic. Work as an associate or assistant director includes War Horse UK, Ireland and South African tour 2013-2015; and War Horse Netherlands and Belgium tour 2014-2016. Theatre work as a performer includes War Horse for the National Theatre; Kiki’s Delivery Service at Southwark Playhouse; The Wizard of Oz on tour; The Witches and Beauty and the Beast at Dundee Rep; Alice’s Adventures Underground for Les Enfants Terribles; War Horse – The Prom at the Royal Albert Hall; Permission to Play at Shakespeare’s Globe; Boy A at Embassy Studios; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Embassy. TV as a performer includes Robin Hood. Film as a performer includes Hot Fuzz and The Silent Cormorant. He has provided voiceovers for Boyster, The Fashion Priest, SoulBoy and Snap.