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Matthew Lenton - Director
Matthew founded Vanishing Point in 1999.
Recent work includes SATURDAY NIGHT, a co-production with Teatro Nacional Sao Joao (Porto), Teatro Sao Luis (Lisbon), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimaraes and Tramway (Glasgow); THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry; INTERIORS, a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Traverse Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith; LITTLE OTIK (an adaptation of the film by Jan Svankmajer); SUBWAY, commissioned by The Lyric Hammersmith; MANCUB, a co-production with Soho Theatre. Other work includes an adaptation of LES AVEUGLES, by Maurice Maeterlinck, performed in total darkness as part of a groundbreaking Playing in the Dark season at BAC.
Matthew works regularly at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, developing work with acting students and most recently directing DRACULA by Liz Lochhead. He recently directed his first film, BOY, for Touchpaper Television and Channel 4. In 2010, Matthew was chosen to be the first British director of the Ecole des Maitres, a European theatre laboratory previously associated with Jerzy Grotowsky, Peter Stein, Emuntas Nekrosias and Jan Fabre.
Matthew has won numerous awards including, most recently, Best Director for INTERIORS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland), Best Production for INTERIORS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) and Best Director for SUBWAY (Scotland on Sunday Theatre Award).
Matt's current work includes directing A MIDSUMMER NGHT'S DREAM for the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and he recently created and directed WONDERLAND, a new Vanishing Point show which had its UK premier at the Edinburgh International Festival. He will be directing MISTER HOLGADO for the Unicorn in early 2013.
Matthew Lenton - full CV (pdf)
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