Alexander Matthews

Alexander Matthews | Author

Now living in the beautiful South Devon region of the UK, Alexander Matthews was born in New York City in 1942. He has published in philosophy and physics. His other writings include poetic drama, plays, short stories and a travel book. - please click here to purchase online.

Tristan Bates Theatre - Feb 2018

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Screaming Secrets production images © David Monteith-Hodge

‘imaginatively conceived and confidently written’…’strong potential drama’ … ’out-Stoppards Stoppard’… ’an intelligent piece… well-structured and lovingly written’ … ’stimulating’ …”well-constructed’…’great energy’… ‘an engaging piece of writing, not least its exploration of psycho-therapeutic issues'
National Theatre Readers
We were both incredibly impressed and delighted to have seen it.
'Terrific' ... 'Thoroughly enjoyed it, most entertaining.' ... 'Wonderful.' ... 'Writing so talented.' ... 'I was exhilarated and terrified.' ... 'The dialogue was excellent.' ... 'High standard.' ... 'The conflict was so real it was frightening'
'I’ve been to all the plays in London and this was by far the best.' ... 'The best play I’ve seen in a very, very long time.' ... 'I didn’t realise a play could be this good' ... 'Thank you for such wonderful writing.'
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Glass Roots production images © Rory Lindsay

Last night I saw a simply wonderful show. GLASS ROOTS,…Extraordinary powerful play by Alexander Matthews, glittering performances. All round. In particular 2 youths of danger & gorgeousness, Mitchell Fisher & Sam Rix. If you can grab the last two performances today at 2.30 and 7.30 p.m.. Any casting agent who misses them will kill themselves in future years. Anyone who values theatre should be there.
Miriam Margolyes
Glass Roots… really excellent. I was on a high wire all the time waiting for the punch up… great play.
Bruce Kent
‘admired for its dialogue’… ’imaginative and energetically written’… ’A well-wrought piece.’
Readers at the Royal Court
'Terrific' ... 'Thoroughly enjoyed it, most entertaining.' ... 'Wonderful.' ... 'Writing so talented.' ... 'I was exhilarated and terrified.' ... 'The dialogue was excellent.' ... 'High standard.' ... 'The conflict was so real it was frightening'
'I’ve been to all the plays in London and this was by far the best.' ... 'The best play I’ve seen in a very, very long time.' ... 'I didn’t realise a play could be this good' ... 'Thank you for such wonderful writing.'
Brief introductions and excerpts from readings of 'Screaming Secrets', 'Glass Roots' and 'Do You Love This Planet?':
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An interview with the author and longer readings from 'Screaming Secrets', 'Glass Roots' and 'Do You Love This Planet?':
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Alexander Matthews
Interview

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Screaming Secrets
*Extracts from Act 1 & 2

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Glass Roots
*Extracts from Act 1 & 2

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Do You Love This Planet?
*Extracts with an introduction by the author

*Note that these are unrehearsed readings.