Matthew Harcourt - Actor

Matthew has starred in many amature, semi-pro, and professional productions across the United Kingdom

Matthew begun acting in 2012 with Starmaker Theatre Company. Whilst with Starmaker, he played multiple lead roles, including 'The Pirate King' in "The Pirates of Penzance” and ‘Jean Valjean’ in “Les Miserables: School Edition”. Since then, Matthew has played a variety of characters including 'Munkustrap' in “CATS”, ‘Rueben’ in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, ‘Motel the Tailor’ in “Fiddler on the Roof”, ‘Orin Scrivello’ in “Little Shop of Horrors”, and ‘John Wilkes Booth’ in “Assassins”.

Matthew has recieved much high praise for his roles. Please see below.

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Matthew as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins

"What a find. This young man gave us a 'Pirate King' that you would have to go a long way to find a better one. He was a dyed-in-the-wool pirate both in appearance and behaviour… Matthew had enormous stage presence and controlled the stage whenever he appeared extracting all the inherant humour in the role... Vocally Matthew sang very well in his numbers, a good 'Oh, Better Far to Live and Die' , and I was particularly impressed with the two duets in the second act, both not particularly easy but they were sung with precision and a good balance of voices - Great - Congratulations"

’The Pirate King’ in Starmaker Theatre Company’s production of “Pirates of Penzance"

"Matthew gave a superlative performance, immersing himself completely into the character. This is a demanding role being on stage virtually the whole time and having to sing some 10 difficult numbers including that haunting number “Bring Him Home” which he delivered to perfection – This was a show stopping performance – Congratulations."

‘Jean Valjean’ in Starmaker Theatre Company’s production of “Les Miserables"

"As the sadistic abusive boyfriend of Audrey he was absolutely stupendous! His dialogue was fiendishly perverse which befitted the character perfectly, and I was impressed that he managed to maintain this throughout his numbers. His characterisation was vicious ruthless and unyielding, yet brilliantly facetious. His rendition of “Dentist” was excellent and the scene with Seymour in which he meets his demise by inhaling too much nitrous oxide; enhanced by a nefarious laugh, was insanely absurd yet ideal for the plot. His death will surely go down as one of the greats of musical theatre!"

’Orin Scrivello’ in EBOS’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors"

"His feline dance movements were well presented which together with his exceptional singing voice which came to the fore in some six numbers, made this quite an exceptional performance, this young man should go far..."

’Munkustrap’ in Starmaker Theatre Company's production of “CATS"