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Matt Grinter

Writer & Director

Film, Theatre:

Katie Williams

Matt is a writer and director working in both theatre and film. He was the winner of the Papatango Prize 2016 for his debut play ORCA, which was produced at Southwark Playhouse in November 2016. The play is published by Nick Hern Books.

His second play THE DOG AND THE ELEPHANT ran at the Bristol Old Vic Studio and Vault Fest, produced in conjunction with Ferment. Matt is currently one of the Open Session Writers on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic.

His short films include SMALL TALK, JESSIE and THE PARTY PHOTOGRAPHER. Matt is also the artistic director of Red Rope Theatre Company, which he formed in 2012 with actor-producer Rebecca Robson.

Matt is currently working on a new commission with Papatango.


‘Richly atmospheric and very well acted… Grinter has a genuine talent’ The Guardian

‘Dazzlingly acted…this fine, subtle and important piece of theatre.’ Broadway World

‘Seduces us with myth and theatrical magic.’ Time Out

‘ Grinter’s deviously delicate text unfolds [with] five exemplary performances. Grinter’s is certainly a name to look out for in the future.’Morning Star



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