MATTHEW XIA (Director) was previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Director in Residence at The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Directing credits for the Royal Exchange include: FRANKENSTEIN, WISH LIST (also Royal Court), INTO THE WOODS and BRINK.
Other directing credits include: SHEBEEN (Nottingham Playhouse & Theatre Royal Stratford East), DUBLIN CAROL (Sherman Theatre); BLUE/ORANGE, THE SOUND OF YELLOW and SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD (Young Vic & Eclipse); SUCKERPUNCH BOOM SUITE (The Barbican & NitroBEAT); MIGRATION MUSIC and SCRAPPERS (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); CINDERELLA, THE BLACKS and I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Co-Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East & The Barbican); MAD BLUD and ALADDIN (Associate Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East); SOUNDBITES: RUTH THE DIVORCEE AND BARRY THE LOVE-SICK BEE (Lyric Theatre Studio & Bestival); SOUNDBITES: ABANDONMENT (Rich Mix); WILD CHILD (Royal Court Rough Cut)
Composing/Sound Design credits include: PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY (DJ); THE PEOPLE ARE SINGING (Royal Exchange); FREE RUN (Underbelly); THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT (TimeWontWait); PASS THE BATON and BOLERO REMIXED (New London Orchestra); DA BOYZ, FAMILY MAN, THE SNOW QUEEN, HANSEL & GRETEL, MEDEA, and SQUID (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Matthew is a founding member of Act for Change.