Matthew Warchus is a director of theatre, opera and film. He has directed award-winning productions for all the major British companies (including a debut with the RSC as the youngest director ever on the Stratford main stage). He was an Associate Director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and will be taking over from Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre, London in Autumn 2015.

Film credits include: Pride by Stephen Beresford (Calamity Films/Pathe) and Simpatico by Sam Shepherd (Atlantis Films) starring Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney.

Theatre credits include: Matilda The Musical (Broadway & West End – Winner: 7 Olivier Awards including Best Director & Best New Musical; Winner: 4 Tony Awards); Ghost: The Musical & La Bete (Broadway & West End); Deathtrap (West End); The Norman Conquests (Broadway & West End – Winner: Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play); God of Carnage (Broadway and West End – Winner: Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play); Boeing Boeing (West End, Broadway and UK tour – Winner: Tony Award for Best Revival of a play; Nominated: Olivier Award for Best Revival of a play); Speed the Plow (Old Vic); the theatrical adaptation The Lord of the Rings which he also co-wrote (West End); Buried Child (National Theatre); Endgame (Albery Theatre); Our House (Cambridge Theatre – Winner: Olivier Award for Best Musical); Follies (Broadway); Life x3, (National Theatre, Old Vic & Broadway); True West (Donmar Warehouse & Broadway – Nominated: 2 Tony Awards for Best Director and Best Play); The Unexpected Man (RSC, West End & Broadway); Art (Broadway, West End, Los Angeles – Winner: Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play); Hamlet, Henry V (RSC); Volpone (National Theatre – Winner: Evening Standard Award for Best Director), and Much Ado About Nothing (West End – Winner: Globe Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer); Betrayal, Death of a Salesman, The Plough Beyond the Stars, Fiddler on the Roof & Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Opera credits include: Falstaff & Cosi Fan Tutte (ENO) and The Rake’s Progress (ROH & WNO).