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Matt Kinley

Set & Image Designer

Matt began his career working extensively as a freelance costume and prop-maker for stage, film and video at Robert Allsopp Associates before returning to study and subsequently graduate from the Motley theatre design course in 1994.

During the 90′s he worked at the National Theatre, London, as designer, design associate and draughtsman on over 40 productions, including Jerry Springer – The Opera, The Coast of Utopia and My Fair Lady. Since leaving the National Theatre he has worked in commercial theatre as an associate designer on many shows including The Woman in White, My Fair Lady (UK and USA tours), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Les Misérables (Broadway and Holland), Equus (West End).

As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Matt has adapted the original staging for  the new version of Mary Poppins (UK/USA/Australia and Holland tours).

In 2009 he was invited to redesign Les Miserables for it’s 25th Anniversary production in the UK/US/Spain (winner: Best Set Designer – Premios del Teatro Musical 2011, winner: Best Set Design – BroadwayWorld Spain 2011)  and also staged the 25th Anniversary concert production at the O2 Arena in London 2010.

As part of the Phantom of the Operas 25th Anniversary celebrations, Matt designed the fully staged concert at the Royal Albert Hall  in 2011.

Matt continues to design for a variety of productions both abroad and in the UK, having recently completed a two part Phantom prequel in Tokyo and the London premier of Jerry Herman’s Dear World.