About Us

Matthew was born in England, but was cast out of the country when it became clear he didn't like football and preferred coffee to tea. He now teaches Theatre Studies and Drama at Raffles Junior College, and helps out with Raffles Players. Matthew has acted, directed and written for the stage in Singapore. He lives in a glass house with broken windows.

Matthew Lyon's Reviews


The Swordfish, then The Concubine by W!ld Rice
small metal objects by Back to Back Theatre
Drift by Drama Box and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Pinocchio's Complex by The Finger Players


Matthew's Picks of 2007

Real Men, Fake Orgasms by ACTION Theatre
Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains by Ramesh Meyyappan in conjunction with Spike Theatre


Matthew's Picks of 2006

Cheek by Cake Theatre
I'm Just a Piano Teacher by The Finger Players
The Beckett Project by The Theatre Training and Research Programme
First Family
by The Finger Players
Play on Earth
by TheatreWorks, Station House Opera and Philarmonia Brasileira Confessions of 300 Unmarried Men by ACTION Theatre


Twisted by The Finger Players
This Side Up by Ramesh Meyyappan in conjunction with Spike Theatre
Quills by luna-id
Betrayal by The Singapore Repertory Theatre
Impenjarament by Teater Ekamatra
by Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble

Twelfth Night
or What You Will by The Stage Club

Boxing Day: The Tsunami Project
by The Necessary Stage

Porcelain by Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
by The Finger Players
Errorism - Flowers of Evil
by Zai Kuning and Li Xie
Roman Tam & The 3 Bears by ACTION Theatre


Furthest North, Deepest South by The Finger Players and Mime Unlimited
Hubbies4Hire by ACTION Theatre
Dead Certain by Escape Theatre Limited
Top or Bottom by The Necessary Stage
Mardi Gras by The Necessary Stage
Mixed Blessings by The Necessary Stage
A Chorus of Disapproval by The Stage Club
Landmarks: Asian Boys Vol. 2 by W!ld Rice


Iron by ACTION Theatre
Oh Man! by The Necessary Stage
Balance by TheatreWorks
Waterloo Stories by ACTION Theatre
pulse. i am alive. by TheatreWorks
Popcorn by luna-id
Modern Dance for Beginners by Escape Theatre Limited


Comic Potential by Fiction Farm
Lonely Planet by luna-id
Squeeze and Squeezability by ACTION Theatre
The Last Coarse Acting Show by The Stage Club
Machine by TheatreWorks
BOTE: The Beginning of the End by The Necessary Stage
Alegria by Cirque du Soleil
Belly of The Carp by 3.14 Company


Joined at the Head by luna-id
Servant of Two Masters by The Stage Club
Emily of Emerald Hill by W!ld Rice
[names changed to protect the innocent]: sex valve durmientes by The Necessary Stage
Club Tempest by 3.14 Company
Famfest 2001 by The Necessary Stage
Freak Sons and Daughters by The Necessary Stage
The Playboy of the Western World by Gaelic Storm and Caldwell Arts Entertainment
Dido and Aeneas by Controluce Teatro d'Ombre
Private Eyes by luna-id
Chang and Eng by ACTION Theatre


The Tower of Silence by Aporia Society
Asian Boys Vol. 1 by The Necessary Stage
Tall Tales by Imaginarts and Jade Apple
The Tai Tais by NUS Theatre Studies Programme
Alarms and Excursions by The Stage Club
[names changed to protect the innocent]: trans-media cockroach by The Necessary Stage
Chang and Eng Concert in the Park by ACTION Theatre
Viva Viagra by ACTION Theatre
Jemima Puddle-Duck and Her Friends
by Unicorn Theatre

3 Chords and the Truth
by Peel Arts

Equus by Asia-in-Theatre Research Centre
Abigail's Party by The Stage Club
3Some by The Necessary Stage
by Singapore Broadway Playhouse

Prudential Children's First! by Act 3
The Painted House by Asia-In-Theatre Research Centre

Reviewers' Individual Archives
Stephanie Burridge
Fong Li Ling
Kenneth Kwok
Matthew Lyon
Ma Shaoling
Musa Fazal
Nadia Bte Ibrahim
Ng Yi-Sheng
Deanne Tan
Marcus Tan
Malcolm Tay
Vivienne Tseng
Amos Toh

Ratings out of 5, based on Practitioner's Vision / Reviewer's Response: ***** = Transcendent / Rapturous;
**** = Crystal / Appreciative; *** = Transmitted / Thoughtful; ** = Vague / Unsatisfied; * = Uncommunicated / Mystified.