Matt Summer is an Award Winning Theatrical Director based in South West, UK.
A performer destined for the stage from a very early age, starting out in the 90's with his local amateur pantomime and operatic societies, performing in musicals and the annual pantomime. When leaving school in the early 2000's Matt turned professional as a Wedding and event Vocalist, performing throughout the UK and Europe.
During each Christmas season Matt performed in professional pantomime and was well known for playing roles such as: Buttons, Wishee Washee, Idol Jack, Smee and Starboard the Sailor. He also performed as Peter in Peter Pan, Dick in Dick Whittington and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He was lucky enough to win various awards along the way such as: Best Comic & Best Principle Boy.
In 2010 Matt crossed from treading the boards as a performer, to getting stuck in behind the scenes as a Director, he was also Producer at Reamba Productions for over ten years; creating, writing and directing many pantomimes for the company including: Cinderella, Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin, Wizard of Oz, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood & Beauty and the Beast.
In 2016 he won Theatrical Touring Producer of the year and in 2017 Producer of the Year.
Other awards include: Pantomime of the Year, Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Set, Best creative content, Best Script and Best Special Effect.
His pantomimes at Stratford Upon Avon broke box office records year on year. He brought professional pantomime to Taunton, Somerset for the first time and this continues as a yearly tradition today.
Musical Credits Include: Hairspray, Grease, West Side Story, 9 to 5, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, An Officer and a Gentleman, Mamma Mia, GHOST, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Oliver, and Annie to name but a few.
He has created shows which have gone on to tour cruise ships and on National tours of the UK, Europe and USA:
Stairway to ROCK!, Impuse, Santa - The Christmas Adventure and Get Ready!
Other credits include recording three original cast recordings - CD & Digital.
You will find Matt's Panto Scripts available to license here