Interviewer: I noticed from the play text that you did your degree in textile design in Glasgow, where in Glasgow was that?
Matthew: At Glasgow School of Art.
Interviewer: And with this textile design degree did you specifically do it to go into the theatre or did you have plans to do interior design or another profession?
Matthew: I originally worked as a textile designer for quite a few years before I went into theatre.
Interviewer: And what made you enter the theatre after that?
Matthew: After working in the industry part of it for a while, I realised I wanted to do something more artistic, so parts of the theatre seem to embody lots of things I was interested in.
Interviewer: And did you start working with theatres doing that in Glasgow or did you...?
Matthew: I did a small education tour in Glasgow and then I started to teach myself how to make models, and how to design, and then after that I got a bursary from the Arts Council, so went to work in a theatre for a year.
Interviewer: And do you find working with both set design, making models and costume to be compatible to work well together, or that it needs to be done to be a total work of art as costume and set design or...?
Matthew: I find doing set and costume really important because quite often I' m working with colours to try and create a palate so being in control of both of them means I can control what' s seen.
Interviewer: One less person in the mix.
Interviewer: And have you always worked like that on all the shows...?