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Matthew Linley is General Manager of Eastern Angles Theatre Company where he started in August 2011.
Previous to that Matthew was a freelance arts manager and producer – working across a wide range of projects including venue programming, organisational development, business planning and project management.
He was Director of Phoenix Arts, Leicester from 2002-8 where as well as running the venue he oversaw and developed a £21million capital project (the Digital Media Centre). Prior to Leicester he ran venues in Bath (Michael Tippett Centre) and Reading (21 South Street). He was co-chair of the National Live Literature Consortium between 2005-7 and board member of the SPARK Children’s festival(2003-8).
As a consultant his clients included EM Media (the regional screen agency in the East Midlands), Creative Partnerships Haven Gateway (on film education funding possibilities), Dartington (live arts producer) and Beaford Arts (programme consultant). He completed a feasibility study on the re-opening of Barbers Electric Picture Palace as a community cinema for Wolverton Unlimited in 2008.
As an independent producer he specialises in live literature and innovative theatre. With the hub he produced the Insulting Cabaret for the Royal National Theatre / International Pen and three Phrased and Confused stages at Summer Sundae featuring Jean Binta Breeze, Laura Dockrill, Ben Mellor and Joolz Denby as well as a national tour. He also produced the Seas Club in Varna, Bulgaria.
In November 2008 he produced the first UK tour for Croatian live artists BADco and followed that in 2011 with a tour of Cepheus by DB Indos.
As an independent producer he worked with Murray Lachlan Yong, jammy Voo Theatre Company and the Bloody Brits project.