Matthew Rowland

Matthew Rowland BA(Hons) - Head of Musical Theatre & Drama

Matthew has just finished a years contract in the role of Doctor in the RSC’S West End production of Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre). In April 2016 he finished a two-year contract in the West End performing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) where he was also Assistant Children's Director and covered the role of Mr Beauregarde.

Previous performance roles include Boy George in Taboo (10th anniversary revival, Brixton Club House, Broadway World UK Awards nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical) and Alf in Darling of the Day (Union). Just before Charlie, Matthew reprised his role of Boy George in the New York 10th anniversary concerts of Taboo (54 Below). Matthew choreographed Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together (St James Theatre and G Live, Guildford). He can also be heard on the The Confession Room concept recording (SimG Records) in the role of Frank.

Matthew graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in musical theatre from Arts Educational School in 2012. He is a professional mentor for the Council for Dance Education and Training, mentoring students in Higher Dance and Drama education as they enter the industry. He is also a licensed professional Chaperone and trained in Paediatric First Aid.

He has been teaching Musical Theatre for many years and held Head of Dance positions at various schools including Masquerade Theatre Arts and Stagecoach academies. He has also worked within various vocational colleges including Arts Educational Schools London, The Brit School of Performing Arts, London Studio Centre and Pineapple Dance Studios. As well as performing he works professionally as a Choreographer in the industry and has previously choreographed the musicals Fame! and A Chorus Line at The Bob Hope Theatre for Glenlyn Academy. He is principal of Vibe Arts Bromley.

He is thrilled to be returning to Glenlyn in this exciting new position.