"Hilarious, bizarre and captivating" - The Latest ★★★★★
“Very, very funny. Not just funny and inventive, but funny in a genuinely fresh new way" - Fringe Guru ★★★★
"it might not be until afterwards that one realizes that Naïve Dance Masterclass is just a little bit mind blowing" - Everything Theatre ★★★★
"It’s hard to explain what makes Fake Hip Gnosis so entertaining... this is a show which wrong-foots you at each and every turn. It’s creative, distinctive, and well worth taking a chance on." - Fringe Guru ★★★★
"Rudkin has amazing stage presence. Every time he switches back to his formal lecture mode there’s a moment of realisation at how mad the piece has become" – Total Theatre
Welcome to my site.
I have worked in puppetry, street theatre, cabaret and devised performance, as a writer, director, performer, and maker.
In my own shows I aim to combine these skills to create provocative, playful work that straddles the divide between art and entertainment.
I also worked as a senior lecturer teaching theatre arts at the University of Brighton from 2002 to 2017.
You can download a C.V. here.
“Matt Rudkin is the most wonderfully inspirational teacher. He has the cunning ability to explain and demonstrate the most difficult theories or problems presented by his subject, whilst the class has an incredible amount of fun" - M.B, PAVA graduate
”As a teacher, Matt is a warm, playful and engaging participant. I know that when I need an honest, yet compassionate resource, Matt will be my first choice. - J.C, PAVA graduate.
"I think Matt Rudkin is a wonderful motivating individual and I wish there were more Teachers with his talents.” - F. R, PAVA graduate
"He allowed me to consider and understand ‘high’ and often extremely intellectual concepts by sifting information and breaking it down to a conversational level, which I found incredibly useful as well as refreshing. I never had a fear of him thinking I’m stupid.” - A.B, PAVA graduate
More student feedback here: Teaching