Matthew Wright

Matthew trained at the Glasgow School of Art in textile design and won many awards including ‘The Royal Society of Arts Young Designer, two awards for excellence in design from the Japanese Fashion Foundation and a traveling bursary to Milan as one of the best graduates of the year. After several years working as a textile designer, both freelance and as senior designer with Stoddard Sekers Ltd, he changed to Theatre Design with the help of an Arts Council Trainee bursary at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. His many productions there included FOREIGN LANDS, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, UNDER MILK WOOD, SONG OF THE SEA, THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, SEASCAPE and a cycle of four plays for special needs schools.

Awards and Nominations

La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway)
Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Costume Design’
Outer Critics Circle Award for ‘Outstanding Costume Design’
Tony Award nomination for ‘Best Costume Design of a Musical’

La Cage Aux Folles (West End)
Olivier Award nomination for ‘Best Costume Design’

2017

FUNNY GIRL
Director: Michael Mayer
Uk Tour

2016

THE STAR
Director: Phillip Wilson
Liverpool Everyman
FUNNY GIRL
Director: Michael Mayer
Savoy Theatre
SISTER ACT
Director: Craig Revel Horwood
Leicester Curve and UK Tour
LEGALLY BLONDE
Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve, UK Tour and West End

2015

CLOSE TO YOU
Director: Steven Hogget
Criterion Theatre
FUNNY GIRL
Director: Michael Mayer
Menier Chocolate Factory
WHAT’SIT ALL ABOUT – BACHARACH RE-IMAGINED
Director: Steven Hoggett
Menier Chocolate Factory
RICHARD III
Director: Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve
MERIT
Director: Jennie Darnell
Theatre Royal Plymouth

2014

WHITE CHRISTMAS
Director: Nikolai Foster
West Yorkshire Playhouse
CALAMITY JANE
Director: Nikolai Foster
Watermill Theatre/UK Tour
THE HIRED MAN
Director: Nikolai Foster
National Youth Music Theatre
THE DISHWASHERS
Director: Nikolai Foster
Birmingham Repertory Theatre/UK Tour

2013

CARNABY STREET
Director: Bob Tomson
UK Tour
THE COLOR PURPLE
(costumes)
Director: John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Director: Gareth Machin
Salisbury Playhouse
THE MARE RIDER
Director: Mehmet Ergen
Arcola Theatre

Previous Theatre

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (costumes)>
Director: Terry Johnson
Broadway / West End / Menier Chocolate Factory
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS
Director: Philip Wilson
Liverpool Playhouse
STEPPING OUT
Director: Adam Penford
Salisbury Playhouse
EVITA
Director: Director: Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson
Kenwright Ltd UK and International tour
ROAD SHOW (costumes)
Director: John Doyle
Menier Chocolate Factory
BROTHER LOVE’S TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW
Director: Craig Revel Horwood
Squareleg Entertainment, UK Tour
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Director: Ian Talbot
Menier Chocolate Factory
SWEET CHARITY (costumes)
Director: Matthew White
Wets End / Menier Chocolate Factory
KES
Director: Nikolai Foster
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
A SONG AT TWILIGHT
Director: Nikolai Foster
Colchester Mercury Theatre / Ian Fricker Ltd UK Tour
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
Director: Philip WilsonSalisbury Playhouse
THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG
Director: Fiona Laird
Menier Chocolate Factory
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse
SHADOWLANDS
Director: Michael Barker Cavan
West End
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Director: Rupert Goold
West End
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse
BLACKBIRD
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Market Theatre of Johannesburg
SPEAKING LIKE MAGPIES (nominated for the TMA Best Design Award)
Director: Rupert Goold
Royal Shakespeare Company & West End
IN PRAISE OF LOVE
Director: Philip Wilson
Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre
CLOUDS
Director: Jennie Darnell
No. 1 Tour
LARKIN WITH WOMEN
Director: Brian Brady
West Yorkshire Playhouse
PRESENCE
Director: Simon Stokes
Plymouth Theatre Royal
ONE UNDER
Director: Jennie Darnell
Tricycle Theatre
ON THE CEILING
Director: Jennie Darnell
West End & Birmingham Rep
THE GREEN MAN
Director: Simon Stokes
Bush Theatre & Theatre Royal Plymouth
U.S AND THEM
Director: Jennie Darnell
Hampstead Theatre
THE DEAD EYE BOY
Director: Jennie Darnell
Hampstead Theatre
DEADEYE
Director: Janet Steel
Soho Theatre & Birmingham Rep, Kali Theatre Company
BELLS & CHAOS
Director: Janet Steel and Poonam Brah
Southwark Playhouse and Birmingham Rep (Door), Kali Theatre Company
PAPER THIN
Director: Janet Steel
Kali Theatre Company
SUMMER LIGHTNING
Director: Rupert Goold
Theatre Royal Northampton
ARCADIA
Director: Rupert Goold
Theatre Royal Northampton

Other work at Birmingham Rep

BEHZTI
Director: Janet Steel
GETTING TO THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN
Director: Laurie Samson
SWAMP CITY
Director: Ed Robson
KATHARINE de SOUZA
Director: Gwenda Hughes

Other work at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Director: Gwenda Hughes
DANCING AT LUGHNASA
Director: Gwenda Hughes
BROKEN GLASS
Director: Gwenda Hughes
OFFICE SUITE
Director: Gwenda Hughes
FOUR NIGHT IN KNARESBOROUGH
Director: Gwenda Hughes
ALL THAT TROUBLE WE HAD
Director: Laurie Samson

Other work at Watford Palace Theatre

NEVILLE’S ISLAND
Director: Richard Beecham
A TASTE OF HONEY
Director: Richard Beecham
THE DEEP BLUE SEA
Director: Laurence Till
ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
Director: Laurie Samson
CHARLEY’S AUNT
Director: Tim Luscombe
Also Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Other work at Salisbury Playhouse

AMY’S VIEW
Director: Natalie Wilson
And Theatre Royal, Northampton
CONFUSIONS
Director: Danny Slater
And Theatre Royal Bath
SUMMER LIGHTNING
Director: Rupert Goold
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Director: Rupert Goold
And Bridewell
HABEUS CORPUS
Director: Rupert Goold

Other work Plymouth Theatre Royal

ROYAL SUPREME
Director: Jennie Darnell
BLOOD RED SAFFRON YELLOW
Director: Jennie Darnell
MUSIK
Director: Jennie Darnell
THE IMPOSTER
Director: Jennie Darnell

Other Theatre

CHARLEY’S AUNT
Director: Richard Beecham
Northcott Theatre Exeter
PRIVATE LIVES
Director: Richard Beecham
Northcott Theatre Exeter
MARNIE
Director: Sean O’Connor
Haymarket Basingstoke & Chester Gateway
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
Director: Caroline Hall
Edinburgh Lyceum
HAMLET
Director: Stephen Powell
National Theatre Education staged in Brixton Prison
WOMAN IN MIND
Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Theatre Royal York
DRACULA
Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Cheltenham Everyman
TWELFTH NIGHT
Director: John Retallack
Oxford Stage Company
HAMLET
Director: John Retallack
Oxford Stage Company
ROMEO AND JULIET
Director: Rupert Goold
Greenwich Theatre & tour
POW!
Director: Penny Ciniewicz
Paines Plough

Opera

II POMO D’ORO
Director: Rupert Goold
Batignano Opera Festival
DON PASQUALE
Director: Cynthia Buchan
Scottish Opera Go Round

Television

SERIOUSLY FUNNY (Costumes)
Channel 4 Television