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
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
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
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