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Matthew Xia

Composer, Director, Sound Designer

Agent

Nick Quinn

Matthew is Associate Artistic Director at the Manchester Royal Exchange. He was previously Director in Residence at The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Directing
WISH LIST (Manchester Royal Exchange/The Royal Court) 2016

BLUE/ORANGE (Young Vic) 2016

INTO THE WOODS (Manchester Royal Exchange) 2015

MIGRATION MUSIC (Liverpool Everyman) 2014

THE SOUND OF YELLOW (Young Vic) 2014

SCRAPPERS (Liverpool Playhouse) 2013

SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD (Young Vic) 2013
Genesis Future Directors Award Production

THE MISANTHROPE (Liverpool Everyman) 2013
Assistant Director

BLACKTA (Young Vic) 2012
Assistant Director

WHEN CHAPLIN MET GANDHI (Eastlea Theatre Company) 2012

SOUNDBITES: ABANDONMENT (Rich Mix) 2012

CINDERELLA (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2012
Co-director

BLACKLANDS (National Theatre) 2012
Rehearsed reading

THE WIZ (WAC Performing Arts and Media College) 2012

SOUNDBITES: RUTH THE DIVORCEE AND BARRY THE LOVE-SICK BEE (Lyric Theatre Studio/Bestival) 2011/2012

WILD CHILD (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) 2011
Rough Cuts reading

RE-DEFINITION (Urban Development) 2011

MAD BLUD (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2011
Associate Director

INHERITANCE (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2011
Play Reading by Mike Packer.

SKIN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2010
Play Reading by Toby Wharton and Tash Fairbanks

I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2010
Co-Director.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2010
Director – Re:Definition – A concept album on stage starring UK urban music artists (July 2010)

ALADDIN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2009
Associate Director

IN HIS HANDS (Urban Theatre/Okai Collier) 2009

JEAN GENET’S THE BLACKS (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2007
Director/Musical Director/Actor/Adapter

Composing/Sound Design credits:
PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY 2012
DJ

THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT (Time Won’t Wait) 2012
Composer/Sound design

SQUID (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2011
Composer/Sound design

FREE RUN (Underbelly Productions) 2011
Composer

MAD BLUD (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2011
Sound design

A CLEAN BREAK (Theatre Royal Stratford) 2010
Composer

NEW LONDON ORCHESTRA 2010
Composer for 50 piece orchestra – Bolero Remixed (July 2010)
VEX (Crying Out Loud) 2009
Composer/Lyricist

IN HIS HANDS (Urban Theatre/Okai Collier) 2009
Composer/Lyricist

PASS THE BATON (New London Orchestra) 2008
Composer/Lyricist

HANSEL AND GRETEL (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2008
Composer/Lyricist –

FAMILY MAN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2008
Composer

MEDEA (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2007
Musical Director / Composer

ORIGIN: UNKNOWN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2007
Musical Director / Composer

JEAN GENET’S THE BLACKS (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2007
Musical Director

NATIONAL SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2005/2006/2007
Musical Director

THE SNOW QUEEN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2006
Composer / Lyricist

DA BOYZ (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2001
Musical Director / Adapter / Performer

AEROPLANE MAN (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2001
Performer / DJ

ASK DA MAYOR (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 2001
Musical Director

PUSH FESTIVAL (Young Vic) 2000
Composer/DJ. Under direction of Josette Bushell-Mingo.

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