About Scott Matthewman and this blog

This is the personal blog of Scott Matthewman – that is to say, me.

Any opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and are not those of any employer past, present or future.

My current job

Since September 2013, I work as Lead Developer at evvnt, an events marketing solution. If you’re an event organiser, you can submit your details once to us and we redistribute them to relevant publishers, based on area of interest and geographical catchment area – much easier than spending ages posting your event details to multiple places by hand!

Prior to that, I spent nine years at The Stage, latterly as Online Editor and Digital Project Manager. Principally I looked after the company’s new media (i.e., non-print) portfolio and expanding into new areas.

I also write iOS applications for iPhones, most notably The Stage Jobs & Auditions app.

Writing & blogging

I review theatre of all sorts for this blog, and for other publications which include, or have included, The StageMusical Theatre Review and The Public Reviews. If you have a theatre show you want to invite me to, please use my contact form.

As well as writing here and at The Stage, I used to run a blog about lesbian and gay politics, called The Gay Vote. The blog was awarded the accolade of Best Political Weblog by The Guardian in 2004, after a public vote. More in this news story covering the award.

Outside of work, my first professionally commissioned fiction was published in December 2007. The short story Tell Me You Love Me was included in Doctor Who: Short Trips – The Ghosts of Christmas, a (now out of print) collection of seasonal tales based on the “classic” years of the BBC television series.

Judging

For several years, I was on the judging panel for The Stage’s Special Award for Achievement in Regional Theatre, presented at the TMA Theatre Awards every year.

In 2010, I was on the judging panel for the UK Songwriting Contest, as well as The Stage/PureSolo/Silva Screen Musical Voice competition.

In both 2011 and 2012, I was on the Bloggers’ Choice panel for the Off Cut Festival, selecting 15-minute one act plays for public performance.

Guest expert

I have on occasion been a guest on BBC local radio and LBC, as well as consulted by newspapers including The Observer and The Guardian.

If you wish to contact me in this or any other regard, please use my contact form.