Matthew Rock - Musical Director
Matthew Rock is locally born and bred, a professional entertainer, singer and all-round musician. His performing career began aged 8 on the OctagonTheatre stage. By the age of 14 he was already "gigging" and by 16 was musically directing shows at the Octagon Theatre, whilst still studying at Yeovil College. In 1997 he graduated from Exeter University, before, during and since this time he has worked as a teacher, a vocal coach and musical director.
Matthew has worked with numerous companies as a musical director, including Yeovil Amateur Pantomime Society, Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society, Yeovil Youth Theatre and the Yeovil Show Company - having conducted full orchestras in shows such as West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and The King and I. In 2001 he founded and set up two highly successful theatre companies in Yeovil - The Yeovil Show Co and Stagemakers School of Performance, both of which boast over ten successful years with some big productions at the Octagon Theatre.
As a performer Matthew has entertained audiences all over the UK and abroad. He is the voice behind the stage show ALMOST ELTON and has been at the heart of a major charity fundraiser THE GIGATHON for the Bristol Childrens' Hospital. A published composer, Matthew has written huge amounts of music having received commissions from all over the world.