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Matthew Greenhough

About Matthew Greenhough

Matthew Greenhough is a working-class writer and performer from Sheffield working across stage, radio and TV. After spending his youth in punk bands around Yorkshire, and started writing after performing stand-up comedy as a dare. His work uses comedy to explore seismic issues through dark, character-led stories. He’s been described as “skilfully juxtaposing the poetic and mundane – a sweary Alan Bennett with funkier hair”.

Shortlisted for the BBC Drama Writers Programme in 2019, Matt was a member of the BBC Drama Room 2020-21, kickstarting his career in Broadcast media. Since entering the industry Matt has been developing numerous projects with high-profile production companies, as well as gaining his professional broadcast debut last year with an original project on BBC Radio 4.

Matt started his career founding Wound Up Theatre (www.wounduptheatre.com) in response to the lack of working-class representation in theatre and comedy. With Wound Up he wrote critically acclaimed work, was an associate artist of The Pleasance Theatre, Islington and a recipient of The Peggy Ramsay Foundation grant and the Live Theatre Bursary, awarded for innovative approaches to story-based performance.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • KILL THE POOR
    • Pitch-black satirical drama for TV
      Originally written as part of my membership of the BBC Drama Room
    • KOMPROMAT
    • Rollem
    • Dark satirical thriller about illicit money and the British Establishment, for Television
    • MEAT
    • Free Turn Entertainment and Screen Yorkshire
    • An Audio Drama Series and Orwellian Rom-Com commissioned as part of LOOP
    • THE DOUBLE
    • A modern adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel. A biting satirical political thriller for television, set in post-austerity Britain.
    • BULLSH*T
    • A murder mystery black comedy thriller for television
    • CHICKENTOWN
    • A raw black comedy-drama, exploring the mental health crisis and the existential underbelly of working-class life in modern Britain
    • PARTS OF LIFE
    • Rollem
    • Modern romantic comedy drama series for TV

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • Tones - A Hip Hop Opera
    • Wound Up Theatre
    • Development Produced and Script Editor for Gerel Falconer - winner of ‘The Stage Debut Award 2023’
    • The Death of Molly Miller
    • Wound Up Theatre
    • The stage adaptation of the BBC Radio 4 Drama
    • IT'LL BE ALT-RIGHT ON THE NIGHT
    • Wound Up Theatre and Live Theatre, Newcastle
    • Awarded the The Live Theatre Bursary 2019, given to support 'innovative approach to story-based theatre’
    • Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy
    • Wound Up Theatre and The Pleasance Theatre
    • Listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award-listed play. Won the VAULT Highly Commended Award in 2018.
    • #VILE: THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF A MANUFACTUREDPOP STAR
    • Wound Up Theatre
    • DELUSIONS OF ADEQUACY
    • Wound Up Theatre
    • First production by Wound Up Theatre

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BBC Radio 4
    • Nominated for an Imison Award for the best in new writing for the medium of audio drama. Adapted for the stage and performed at the Underbelly Cowgate during the Edinburgh Festival 2023.