Matt
Parvin

Writer for theatre, film and TV

Matt's plays include Jam, which premiered to critical acclaim at the Finborough Theatre in 2017. Matt received an Off West End Awards nomination for Most Promising Playwright, and the play text was published by Oberon Books.

Most recently, his ensemble comedy The Noble Nine premiered at VAULT Festival 2019. He has been commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre, Mountview and Oxford School of Drama, and has had short plays on at the Arcola, the Orange Tree, the Bunker, Theatre503, and Clapham Omnibus. His short play The Hyperviolent King of the Universe was published by Litro Magazine 

He won the Oxford New Writing Festival 2013 Best Script Prize, has been shortlisted for the Kings Cross Award for New Writing 2015 and the Marlowe Society’s Other Prize 2018, and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize twice. He has been on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, the Orange Tree Writers Collective, and the Arcola Writers Group.

Matt also has a number of screen projects in development. These include an adaptation of his play Two Roads, in development with Bird Flight Films, and his TV drama pilot Roost. Roost was shortlisted for 2019 All3Media New Script Award at the Edinburgh International TV Festival New Voice Awards.

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Theatre

Writer 

Director Polina Kalinina

Mountview commission, written with Polina Kalinina, to premiere in 2020

Mountview Theatre
Director Polina Kalinina

A dark comedy about nostalgia and national myths

VAULT Festival 2019
Director Polina Kalinina

Oxford School of Drama commission. Part of the event Islanders

Soho Theatre Upstairs
Director Tommo Fowler

A violent mother-and-son road-trip ends in tragedy

Pint-Sized at The Bunker
Director Tommo Fowler

A teacher is confronted by her ex-student in her classroom late one night in an incendiary drama that interrogates social fault-lines in Britain today, and the tension between truth and justice.

Received two Off West End Award nominations – for Most Promising Playwright, and Best Male.

Finborough Theatre
Director Tommo Fowler

A vaudevillian nightmare about strangers and belonging. Staged reading, commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre.

British Art Show 8
Director Gus Miller

Three families tell their children about death, before an armed standoff ensues. Short piece devised with Gus Miller, Jess Murrain, Charlie Hiett and Sam Warren.

PLAY at VAULT Festival
Director Guy Jones

Short play. St Mary’s University commission

St Mary’s University
Director Saul Reid

Short play responding to Bea Roberts’ And Then Come The Nightjars

Theatre503
Director Anna Fox

A formally innovative apocalyptic relationship drama following a couple’s attempts to get their child into a “Safe
Zone” in the wake of a global catastrophe. Live games played on stage changed the story; there were 256
versions of the narrative.

VAULT Festival
Director Guy Jones

Short play

Orange Tree
Director Polina Kalinina

The Queen meets Yuri Gagarin. Short play devised with Polina Kalinina, Lowri Palfrey and Lewis Mackinnon

PLAY at Longfield Hall
Director Sophie Boyce

Short play written with Amman Paul Singh Brar, responding to Alice Birch’s Little Light

Orange Tree
Director Whitney Mosery

Short play responding to Stuart Slade’s Cans.

Theatre503
Director Tommo Fowler

A politician and his ‘fixer’ fall in love.

Miniaturists at Arcola Theatre