Matthew Forbes

Matthew Forbes

Actor | Performer | Puppetry & Movement Director

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

I trained as an Actor at the Central School of Speech & Drama, specialising in Collaborative and Devised theatre. I have worked professionally on a variety of different projects in Film, TV, Stage, VoiceOver & Radio.

I'm currently performing in the ground breaking immersive show ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND. This site specific show uses Puppetry, Music, Circus and more to amaze it's audiences, placing them in the centre of the story, during which they must piece together the puzzle and experience Wonderland in a way never done before.

I have recently been working internationally as the Associate Director in Puppetry and Movement for the National Theatre’s smash hit, WAR HORSE. Before joining the Creative Team I appeared in the show for three years; during this time I performed in London’s West End, Australia, China, Germany, Holland and New Zealand.

I am also currently providing the Voice for a lead character in BOYSTER a brand new Disney animated cartoon series.

Work History

Actor & Performer - Alice's Adventures Underground

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

Associate Director of Movement and Puppetry - War Horse

Jun 2012 - Feb 2015

VoiceOver Artist - Boyster

Aug 2013 - Sep 2014

Actor - War Horse

Sep 2010 - Mar 2012


Acting - BA (Hons) Acting: Collaborative & Devised Theatre - The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008


  • Acting
  • Assistant Directing
  • Circus
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance
  • Dancer
  • Director
  • Movement
  • Puppetry
  • Puppets
  • Singing
  • Voice
  • Voice-over