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"With extraordinary contortions of torso and vocal cords, Matthew Bugg’s Gollum makes a formidable case for the superiority of Equity members over CGI." - THE GUARDIAN

“Matthew Bugg’s Gollum climbing the timbers of the theatre, is a triumph” - Mail On Sunday.


Matthew wrote and starred in Miss Nightingale - an original British musical which toured the UK five times to midscale and large scale venues, before doing an eight week run at the Vaults and then transferring for a further eight weeks to the Hippodrome Theatre in the West End.



Zorro;Gatsby: The Next Chapter; Dear Lupin; The Secret of Sherlock Holmes; Volcano; Cirque Berserk and Our Man in Havana.



King Lear (ATG with Michael Pennington) Angelina Ballerina (UK and international Tour) The Handyman (with Timothy West);  Star Quality; Lark Rise to Candleford; Quartet; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Northanger Abbey; Jamaica Inn, Three Men In A Boat, numerous shows for the Agatha Christie Company as well as The Canterbury Tales and The Government Inspector for Northern Broadsides.



The Lord Of The Rings, The Tempest, All My Sons, The League of Youth, All Quiet on the Western Front, To Reach The Clouds, Angels Among The Trees, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, The Day Kevin Came, The Mill On The Floss, Wonderful Tennessee, Polygraph (Nottingham Playhouse); Some like it Hotter (Watermill, Newbury) The Father (The Belgrade, Coventy);  The Invention of Love, Barbarians, Pat And Margaret, Secret Rapture (Salisbury Playhouse);  Vanity Fair (Northcott, Exeter); Amadeus, Northanger Abbey (Theatre Royal York); Double Indemnity, The Glass Menagerie (New Wolsey, Ipswich);  Rumpelstiltskin, Great Expectations, Duck (Unicorn Theatre);  Richard III, Uncle Vanya, the Duchess of Malfi, The Provoked Wife, Up On The Roof, Look At Me (Mercury Theatre, Colchester);  The True Life Fiction of Mata Hard, A Perfect Ganesh, Talent (Watford Palace Theatre) The Imposter (Plymouth Theatre Royal) The Firebird (Bolton, Octagon); Little Wolf’s Book of Badness (Hampstead)



Matthew runs the new writing course for Leeds Conservatoire's Music Theatre course. He co-ordinates the Northern Music Theatre Writer's group for Mercury Musicals Development. He frequently consults as production advisor and/or dramaturg on other people's work. He is also a Stonewall role model and frequently visits schools to talk about LGBTQI rights.

Matthew Bugg

actor, writer, composer, MUSICIAN


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