Matthew Scott

Composer, Goodnight Mister Tom

UK Tour 2011

Previously at Chichester composed the music for The Merry Wives of Windsor, Eurydice, The Schoolmistress, Entertaining Angels, In Praise of Love, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I & II, Pravda, Twelfth Night and Hobson’s Choice (Festival Theatre), The Critic/ The Real Inspector Hound, The Master Builder, Taking Sides, Collaboration, In Praise of Love and Office Suite (Minerva Theatre).

Theatre credits include: 25 productions for the National Theatre, most recently the world premiere of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art. Other recent theatre includes The Importance of Being Earnest (Regent’s Park), The Silver Darlings (His Majesty’s Aberdeen), The Tempest (Liverpool Everyman), The Hypochondriac (Almeida), The Duchess of Malfi (Wyndham’s), Mother Clap’s Molly House (National and Aldwych). His recent work for children includes Horrible Histories, Georges’ Marvellous Medicine and Horrible Science.

Television includes: Medics, In Suspicious Circumstances, Middlemarch, Trevor’s World of Sport, Drop the Dead Donkey (International Emmy and BAFTA Awards), Sex ‘n’ Death, Lord of Misrule, Eleven Men Against Eleven, King Leek, Crossing the Floor (International Emmy and BAFTA nominations), Bedtime, Mrs Bradley’s Mysteries, Underworld (British Comedy Award).

Films include: The Landgirls, The Feast of July and King Girl (RTS Best Soundtrack nomination).

Trained at the Guildhall School and City University London followed by studies at the Berlin Hochshule fur Musik and in New York where he worked as Music Assistant to Lotte Lenya. He has written music for many plays including premieres by Alan Bennett, John Mortimer, Harold Pinter, Mark Ravenhill, Howard Barker and Julian Mitchell. Matthew was a member of cult systems band The Lost Jockey, and has produced Trans Global Underground, Antony and the Johnsons and Martha Wainwright. His orchestral version of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was premiered by the London Sinfonietta at the Milan festival in 2007 sung by Jarvis Cocker, Marianne Faithfull and others. In October 2007 Matthew made his debut with Faithless in Moscow.

Matthew Scott is an Associate of Birmingham Rep; Head of Music at the National Theatre, London. He is an Associate of Chichester Festival Theatre, and Honorary Vice President of the Chichester City Band.

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