Matthew Kinley graduated from the Motley theatre design course in 1994, and after ten years working at the National Theatre left to work in commercial set design.
Currently for ENO: Chess
As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh, Matt adapted the original staging of My Fair Lady and also revised the production of Mary Poppins, which has toured internationally since its inception in 2007. In 2009 he was invited to redesign Les Misérables for its 25th anniversary production as a UK tour. The success of the new staging has seen subsequent productions across the world and culminated in the Broadway production in 2014. Matt also designed the 25th anniversary concerts for Les Misérables at the O2 Arena and Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2013 Matt was invited to work with Totie Driver to redesign Miss Saigon ahead of its London revival at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2014, and recent transfer to Broadway and current UK tour. Matt also designs a wide variety of independent commercial musicals and concerts across the world, and is currently working on new productions of Annie and Sunset Boulevard for Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Last updated: 6th April 2018