Matthew Bugg

27 Feb 2014

Matthew originally trained as a dancer but decided to concentrate on music after suffering a serious shoulder injury. He studied composition at the University of Birmingham, winning the Barber Scholarship and Roland Gregory Prize. He got his first professional job as Musical Director at the Mercury Theatre before graduating. He has since gone on to work at many of the major theatres across the country and in the West End as composer, sound designer and choreographer. West End and UK tours include: ‘Volcano’, ‘Three Men in a Boat’, ‘The Secret of Sherlock Holmes’, ‘The Handyman’, ‘Barefoot in the Park’, ‘Quartet’, ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’, ‘My Brilliant Divorce’, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Some Like it Hotter’, ‘Government Inspector’, and ‘The Canterbury Tales’. Other work includes: ‘The League of Youth’, ‘To Reach the Clouds’, ‘Polygraph’ (Nottingham Playhouse); ‘The Father’ (Belgrade Theatre); ‘And Then The Dark’, ‘Family Affair’, ‘Double Indemnity’ and ‘The Glass Menagerie’ (New Wolsey Theatre). He also performs, having played Ariel in ‘The Tempest’ at Nottingham Playhouse and has presented concerts at the Barbican, London and at Sheffield City Hall. Miss Nightingale is Matthew’s first piece as both composer and writer.