Spotlight On: Stewart Matthews!

This month’s guest monologist in the Gladstone Theatre Spotlight On… series is Stewart Matthews.

Originally from England, Stewart has been working as a professional theatre artist for 14 years, and much of that work has been here in Ottawa.

Canadian audiences were first introduced to Stewart through a physical theatre collective he co-founded in 1998 called Screwed and Clued, with whom he toured the Canadian Fringe Circuit. Ottawa audiences may remember Stewart from such roles as Eddy in Third Wall Theatre’s “Greek”, or Man in Enigma Productions’ “52 Pick-Up”. He has performed with a number of Ottawa companies, including the 2011 Company of Fools touring Torchlight Shakespeare production of “Antony and Cleopatra” and Plosive Production’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. More recently, he played Le Bret in Plosive Production’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” and appeared alongside Chris Bedford in Evolution Theatre’s production of [boxhead].

Weird miscellaneous credits include: King and Wolf in Sleeping Beauty (Vienna Festival Ballet), Bridegroom in Les Noces (Birmingham Royal Ballet), and Director of Begging You (short film produced for the Lighthouse Cinema Wolverhampton). Stewart directed the premiere of Ray Besharah’s “Lonely Bear” in the 2012 Ottawa Fringe Festival and is the director of “How it Works”, a Daniel McIvor play, opening at the Gladstone Theatre on October 5th.

We’re thrilled to have this dynamic, funny little man as our first guest in the big comfy chair for Spotlight On…Based on suggestions from the audience, Stewart Matthews will share stories and anecdotes from his life; and those stories will form the backbone of a series of improvised scenes courtesy of Crush.

Happening on Saturday, October 6th, at 10:30pm, this promises to be a fun night out. Come check out “How it Works” at 8pm and stay for Spotlight On…or join us at the bar in the Gladstone lobby and enjoy this Saturday night late show at 10:30pm. For advance tickets, click here.