Matt graduated from the Motley Theatre design course in 1994 and spent the next decade working at the National Theatre in London, as a designer, design associate and draughtsman. Matt left to work within commercial theatre, developing many large productions and adapting them for tour.
As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh, Matt initially adapted the original versions of My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins as well as co-designing the recent international productions of Miss Saigon. In 2009, he was invited to redesign Les Misérables for its 25th anniversary production as a UK tour. The success of the new staging has seen subsequent productions and tours across the world alongside presentations on Broadway and the new West End show at the Sondheim.
Matt also designed the 25th anniversary concerts of Les Mis at the O2 Arena and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall as well as the recent Les Mis concert at the Gielgud. Other recent productions include: Phantom: The Kiss of Christine/The Untold Story, Dear World, Man of La Mancha, Broadway to the Bay, Oliver!, Sunday in the Park with George, Chess, Annie and Sunset Boulevard. Matt is currently adapting the original production of Phantom of the Opera and a new production of Oliver! for Brazil in 2020.