Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

Writer

  • Location: Twickenham
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a full-time writer based in Twickenham, focused on writing for the theatre. I have had plays produced at the Arcola, Theatre503, the Brighton Fringe and elsewhere.

My one-act play THE INTERVIEW was developed through a week-long set of workshops at the Arcola led by Duncan Macmillan, and produced as part of their new writing festival in 2010.

My last full-length play CLOSED was given a development reading at Theatre503 and subsequently made the final 40 of the Bruntwood Prize 2015.

My work includes:

A CERTAIN KIND OF GIRL, short play, Arcola, June 2016

CLOSED, full-length play, longlisted (final 40) for the Bruntwood Prize 2015

A SPOONFUL, short play, Theatre503, October 2015

THERE WAS NO STOPPING US UNTIL THE RAIN CAME DOWN, short play, Theatre503, May 2014

SIXTEEN, short play, Theatre503, June 2013

POLYTHENE, short play, Theatre503, April 2013

INSIDE MY HEAD, short play, Bread & Roses, February 2013

THE INTERVIEW, one-act play, Arcola/White Bear/Brighton Fringe, July 2010/May 2011

THE INSIDE MAN, one-act play, Old Queen's Head/White Bear/Brighton Fringe, May 2010/May 2011

EXIT STRATEGIES, novel,  2010, adapted as a feature-length screenplay in 2014

'In The Tattoo Parlour' and 'Why Rosie Left', short stories, 2010

For more information on any of these projects please see my website www.matthewturner.info

Work History

Freelance writer - Self-employed

Mar 2009 - Sep 2015

Head of Content - IG Group plc

Jan 2003 - Feb 2009

Senior Research Fellow - De Montfort University

Oct 2000 - Nov 2002

Tutor/researcher - University of Sussex

Sep 1998 - Sep 2000

Education

English Literature - PhD - University of Sussex

Sep 1995 - Aug 1998

Modern Literature - MA (with distinction) - University of Kent

Sep 1994 - Aug 1995

English Literature & Philosophy - BA (with first-class honours) - Keele University

Sep 1991 - Jul 1994

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Copy Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Theatre

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