Matthew Forbes | Movement Director

Movement Director

Matthew Forbes



Matthew trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, specialising in collaborative and devised theatre. He works internationally as a director and actor, with a strong focus on puppetry, object manipulation and physical theatre.

Puppetry and movement directing credits include: War Horse (National Theatre, West End, International, Europe, South African and UK tours); War Horse - The Prom (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (UK tour); The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera); Bluebeards Castle (Beijing Music Festival); A Christmas Carol (Nottingham Playhouse, Alexandra Palace, BBC and cinema release); The Good Life (UK tour); Hansel & Gretel (British Youth Opera); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour); Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse); Babe, The Sheep-Pig (Polka Theatre and UK tour); Treasure Island (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); Dinner at the Twits and Adventures in Wonderland (Les Enfants Terribles, The Waterloo Vaults); The Witches (Dundee Rep); Ragtime and Once on This Island (ArtsEd); The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Little Angle Theatre).

Stage Acting Credits include: The Lion King (UK Tour); Sleeping Beauty (Mercury Theatre); The Little Gardener (UK Tour & Kew Gardens); Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse); The Wizard of Oz (National Tour); The Witches (Dundee Rep); Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles); War Horse (National Theatre & West End); War Horse- The Prom (Royal Albert Hall); Beauty & the Beast (Dundee Rep); Permission to Play (Shakespeare's Globe); Boy A (Embassy Studios); Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Embassy Theatre).

Television acting credits include: Robin Hood (BBC).

Film acting credits include: Hot Fuzz (Working Title Films); The Silent Cormorant (Passion Pictures).

Voiceover credits include: Shelby in Boyster (Disney); The Fashion Priest (MyDaily); SoulBoy (Soda Pictures); & Snap (MTV).

March 2024.