A Christmas Carol

Matthew Forbes

Puppet Designer and Director

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); 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); 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).

Website: www.matthewforbes.co.uk

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