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Matthew Xia

About Matthew Xia

Matthew Xia is the multi-award-winning Artistic Director of ATC (Actors Touring Company). He was previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, (where he established OPEN EXCHANGE, an artist development scheme for over 400 next generation theatre-makers); Director-in-Residence at The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse; and Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East. He was Associate Artist at the Nottingham Playhouse alongside James Graham and Amanda Whittington.

Matthew has directed some of the UK’s most talented actors, including Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo, Maxine Peake, David Haig, Samuel Barnett, Matt Henry, Karl Collins, Martina Laird, Christopher Colquhoun, Malachi Kirby, David Moorst, Natasha J. Barnes, Yolanda Kettle, Erin Doherty, and Joseph Quinn.

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SKELETON CREW
    • Donmar Warehouse
    • 2024
    • THE ARCHITECT
    • GDIF / ATC / Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation
    • 2023
    • TAMBO & BONES
    • ATC / Theatre Royal Stratford East
    • 2023
    • FAMILY TREE
    • GDIF / ATC / Belgrade / Brixton House
    • 2023
    • HEY DUGGEE - THE LIVE THEATRE SHOW
    • Kenny Wax Family Entertainment / Cuffe & Taylor
    • 2022 - 2023, Best Family Show at the 2023 Olivier Awards
    • FEELING AFRAID AS IF SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING TO HAPPEN
    • Francesca Moody Productions / Bush Theatre
    • 2022 - 2023, Fringe First Award-Winning
    • RICE
    • ATC / Orange Tree Theatre
    • 2021
    • THE WIZ
    • Ameena Hamid / Hope Mill Theatre / BBC Big Night of Musicals
    • 2021
    • 846LIVE
    • Stratford East / GDIF
    • 2020
    • AMSTERDAM
    • ATC / Orange Tree Theatre / Plymouth Theatre Royal
    • 2020
    • BLOOD KNOT
    • Orange Tree Theatre
    • 2019
    • EDEN
    • Hampstead Theatre
    • 2019
    • ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
    • Nottingham Playhouse / Bristol Old Vic / HOME
    • 2019
    • FRANKENSTEIN
    • Manchester Royal Exchange
    • 2018
    • SHEBEEN
    • Nottingham Playhouse / Stratford East
    • 2018
    • SLEEPING BEAUTY
    • Stratford East
    • 2018
    • DUBLIN CAROL
    • Sherman Theatre
    • 2018
    • INTO THE WOODS
    • Manchester Royal Exchange
    • 2015
    • WISH LIST
    • Manchester Royal Exchange
    • 2016
    • BLUE/ORANGE
    • Young Vic
    • 2016
    • THE SOUND OF YELLOW
    • Young Vic
    • 2014
    • SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD
    • Young Vic / Eclipse
    • 2014
    • I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY
    • Stratford East / Barbican
    • 2010, Co-Director
    • THE BLACKS
    • Stratford East
    • 2007
    • SUCKERPUNCH BOOM SUITE
    • Barbican / NitroBEAT
    • 2017

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • DJ
    • DJ
    • Manchester Royal Exchange
    • Sound Design
    • Underbelly
    • Sound Design
    • TimeWontWait
    • Sound Design
    • New London Orchestra
    • Sound Design
    • New London Orchestra
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design
    • Stratford East
    • Sound Design