Matthew has composed music for the Cahoots Theatre production of J.B. Priestly's THE ROUNDABOUT at London's Park Theatre. This delightful comedy was described by The Spectator as "remarkably good entertainment" but has subsequently disappeared from view.
The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over one crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races.
THE ROUNDABOUT is a funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing.
Directed by Hugh Ross. Designed by Polly Sullivan. Cast: Steven Blakeley, Lisa Bowerman, Bessie Carter, Richenda Carey, Charlie Field, Derek Hutchinson, Annie Jackson, Ed Pinker, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Sachs and Carol Starks.