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Josh read Drama and Creative Writing at Kingston University and began writing for the stage almost straight away. He co-wrote three original works which toured to fringe and education venues across the UK, including two runs for the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and 2015. His first play, Bits & Box (co-written with Ray Hunwicks) won the inaugural Best of the Fest award at the International Youth Arts Festival. Since then, Josh has been commissioned to write several literary adaptations for the stage. In addition, he was writer and dramaturg for a devised project performed at the V&A Museum. In 2020, Josh wrote his first short film, which went on to receive numerous awards. 

Josh is currently working on his seventh literary adaptation.

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Sleepy Hollow Image_edited

All Hallows Eve, 1790. The quiet village of Sleepy Hollow is unusually abuzz as final preparations are made for the annual Harvest Festival. The new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane is an exciting addition to this year’s celebrations. As darkness falls and ghost stories abound, Ichabod quickly realises that he may not be as welcome as he first thought. And he can’t quite shake the feeling that something or someone is out to get him. After Washington Irving. Design by Jenny Nicholas.

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

When Gulliver washes up on Lilliput, everything changes for the tiny island state. A giant among the tiny, Gulliver is a celebrity, a foreigner and potentially a very useful weapon. War with Blefuscu has been imminent ever since The Great Egg Rebellion. Now they must tame Gulliver before the enemy launches its fleet. Only young Demelza, Gulliver's tutor and adviser to the Emperor, can stop all-out war. Design by Jenny Nicholas.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway is new to Long Island, new to The City, and new to the seemingly unending parties thrown by his elusive neighbour, Mr Gatsby. But it’s not long before Nick discovers the real man behind the opulence and luxury, and the real reason for causing such a loud and glamorous stir.

The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Join the adventure of a lifetime, meet creatures unlike any you’ve ever seen, and learn the method (and the madness) that is The Hunting of the Snark... Design by Jenny Nicholas.

Dracula

Dracula

Mina Harker is a woman tormented. In an attempt to discover the truth of her husband's trauma and her best friend's tragic death, she gathers together an alliance hell-bent on destroying evil forever. A dark and bloody new version of Bram Stoker's gothic horror classic.

The House at the Centre of the World

The House at the Centre of the World

There’s an awful lot of adventure in the world. An awful lot of people lost or scared. On the hunt or on the run. Or perhaps just yearning to see more. And tonight, with the stars aligned and the moon quite full, adventures collide and stories unfold. The Rose Young Company presents a new version of the lesser-known tales of the Brothers’ Grimm. Design by Jenny Nicholas.

Things That Grow

Things That Grow

Award-winning short film, written and directed by Josh Mathieson in 2020. Produced by View35 Films.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Odysseus’ victory at Troy was seventeen years ago, but young Telemachus never got the chance to welcome home to Ithaca the father that left him as a baby in his mother’s arms. Now old enough to fight his own battles, Telemachus is determined to discover the truth of his father’s disappearance and keep at bay the enemies knocking at his door. Odysseus, meanwhile, has faced perhaps more trials than any other; and they are far from over. Design by Jenny Nicholas.

Fairly Tales

Fairly Tales

A twist and a blend on your fairy tale friends. An original work written and directed by Josh Mathieson and Ray Hunwicks for 'AndOn Theatre in 2016. Design by Lucie Arnoux.

Bits & Box

Bits & Box

Imagine a box...imagine the possibilities! An award-winning original work written and directed by Josh Mathieson and Ray Hunwicks for 'AndOn Theatre in 2013. Design by Lucie Arnoux.

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