Matt Beames is a writer based in the Southampton area. He has been writing for well over ten years, and his work has been performed in various productions in the South of England and in the Midlands, ranging from short plays or extracts to full length productions.
Matt’s work covers a range of writing styles, from writing for professional actors to pieces with, by and for young people, and adaptations of classic literature. The first professional production of his work was the one act play Into the Calm Sea, which was produced at The Point, Eastleigh in 2013.
Matt has become a regular participant in the 14/48 theatre festival, writing for each of the current UK based festivals as well as at 14/48's home in Seattle, USA. Matt is also a founding member of Beautiful Shadows, a new theatre company with a focus on creating work with thought-provoking, occasionally darker overtones.
Matt was comissioned to write The Berry Theatre's production of The Legends of Sir Bevis as part of the Road to Agincourt project and Alice's Adventures The Point Youth Theatre's summer 2016 outdoor production.
Whilst his main focus is writing for the theatre, Matt also writes poetry and fiction. His current non-theatre projects include creating a comic book adaptation of the story of Bevis of Hampton, Southampton’s legendary figure.
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