Matthew Forbes

Resident Puppetry Director

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.
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Oxford New Theatre

13 December 2017 - 06 January 2018

Brighton Centre

25 January 2018 - 10 February 2018

Bradford Alhambra Theatre

14 February 2018 - 10 March 2018

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

14 March 2018 - 07 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

18 April 2018 - 12 May 2018

Southampton Mayflower Theatre

16 May 2018 - 09 June 2018

Salford The Lowry

13 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

Wales Millennium Centre

04 July 2018 - 28 July 2018

Woking New Victoria Theatre

01 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

Plymouth Theatre Royal

29 August 2018 - 15 September 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre

19 September 2018 - 06 October 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome

10 October 2018 - 03 November 2018

Glasgow SECC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019
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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.
matthewforbes.co.uk