No One Way with Luke Barnes/Matthew Xia

Luke Barnes




Unity Theatre No One Way with... events are weekly informal discussions led by those working in the arts, where they will share their story, offer advice and resources that helped them on their way, and listen to any stories of yours.

This week’s session is lead by Liverpool playwright Luke Barnes (The Jumper Factory, The Young Vic; All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, The Bush Theatre & Middle Child).

Luke will discuss his career and the lessons he has learnt to date including how to articulate your projects to producers to instil confidence. He will also discuss the art of balancing what you’re trying to achieve as an artist, setting your own criteria for success, all whilst recognising the need for profile.

Matthew Xia



In this week’s session Director Matthew Xia, will discuss his career to date.

Matthew was appointed Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company in 2018. He is a former Associate Artistic Director of Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; Director in Residence at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse; and Associate Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East. He is currently an Associate Artist at Nottingham Playhouse – where he has directed One Night in Miami and Shebeen.

Matthew is a founding member of Act for Change, a trustee of Artistic Directors of the Future and Patron of Common. Recent productions include Blue/Orange and Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Young Vic) Frankenstein and Into The Woods (Royal Exchange), Wish List (Royal Court), Eden (Hampstead Downstairs), Bloodknot and Amsterdam (Orange Tree). Matthew is also a DJ, composer and sound designer under the pseudonym Excalibah.

Published on:
3 Jun 2020


Add comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *