Matthew founded Vanishing Point in 1999 and has directed all of the Company’s productions. Current and recent work includes Tomorrow a co-production with Brighton Festival, Cena Contemporânea Brasilia, Stanislavsky Festival Moscow and Tramway, (opening in May 2014), The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland), Wonderland (a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Tramway), Saturday Night (a co-production with Teatro Nacional Sao Joao, Teatro Sao Luis, Centro Cultural Vila Flor and Tramway), The Beggar’s Opera, (a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Tramway and Belgrade Theatre), Interiors (a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Traverse, Edinburgh/Lyric Hammersmith, London) and Little Otik (an adaptation of the film by Jan Svankmajer with the National Theatre of Scotland).
Recent work outside Vanishing Point includes Home (National Theatre of Scotland), Mister Holgado (Unicorn Theatre London) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyceum, Edinburgh). Matthew’s work has been performed in 16 countries. In 2010, Matthew was chosen to be the first British director of the Ecole des Maitres, a European theatre laboratory led by leading European artists and directors.
In 2010, Matthew directed his first film, Boy, for Touchpaper Television and Channel 4. He is currently developing a new film with Vanishing Point.