Projects

BOING! (Performer)

Christmas 2016 at the Unicorn Theatre
★★★★ ‘Utterly dazzling. Rumbustious, exhilarating dance theatre.’
Guardian

This piece of dance-theatre captures the delirious excitement of two boys waiting for Father Christmas to arrive on the most magical night of the year.

Directed by Sally Cookson (National Theatre)
Previously performed at Sadler's Wells & Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

BALLET CAT (Performer & Deviser)

The Egg Theatre Bath, Incubator Scheme 2016

A R&D phase for a five-person children's theatre show based on bestselling children's book Ballet Cat (by Fiona Ross), culminating in 15 minute sharing to an audience of delegates. Full show coming 2017.

Presented by Stevie Thompson of Flittergibbet Theatre.

HURRICANE BOY (Performer & Deviser)


National Touring 2015: The Lowry, London ArtsDepot, London Polka Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Havant Arts Centre.

"A blustery boy lives alone, each day rebuilding his house from the rubbish whipped up by the winds. An imaginative tale of chaos and calm"

Directed by Ellen Havard
Featuring Music by Alex Vann and Three Cane Whale

THE CALIGARI EXPERIENCE (Movement Director)

Winner of the 2015 Media Innovation Award. Touring Nationally 2016.
Co-directed and choreographed by Matt Mulligan for Compass Presents


"Experience cinema like never before. German expressionist gothic horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, viewed across a panoramic three-screen set up, and interwoven with a 3D projection-mapped set, brings the first twist to the screening of this 1920s silent cinema classic."
See photos of the event here

THE BOMB IN MY PACIFIC (Performer & Deviser)


Award-winning international choreographer Javier de Frutos (London Road, Game of Thrones) and Super Furry Animals' Cian Ciarán joined forces to create the 2014 Blyshdance commission for the Wales Millennium Centre. An immersive dance-piece choreographed on just four dancers for a site-specific performance.

Choreographed by Javier de Frutos
Commissioned by Coreo Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre

BOUND (Performer & Deviser)

BOUND, a physical theatre and dance piece based on true stories of human trafficking for emerging theatre company Justice In Motion
Inspired by true accounts of human trafficking, BOUND is a compelling and thought-provoking piece of physical theatre that explores each character’s journey through a dynamic fusion of storytelling, contemporary circus, music, projection and dance.

Written by Gareth Cook
Featuring Film & Sound by Ben Johnson

STRONGMEN (Writer & Performer )

A screen side-project filmed in Brighton with Red Bull 'Art of Motion' Winner Will Sutton and me.


Rippling biceps, filmings & editing by Will Sutton
Concept, script & storyboard by Matt Mulligan
Impeccable moustaches by Mother Nature

GEEZER Film Short (Performer)

Working with The Play People I helped to create this short film of a haunting elderly circus man, featuring as one of 5 masked performers.

Music by DJ Shadow
Written and performed by The Play People
Performance Collective

www.theplaypeople.com

CLOWNING RESEARCH

This brief video was made as a prospective application for a commission to make a children's show alongside an adult's show. The project did not go ahead as planned, but the clowning research went on to have further life in other projects.

PRODUCTIVITY: A PRODUCTION ABOUT A PRODUCT (Writer & Performer)

Edinburgh Fringe 2010, 55 mins.
Underbelly.
Written and performed by Matt Mulligan & Tom Lyons.




"A great deal of originality, neat postmodern twists ...plenty of highlights"
Chortle.co.uk

THE DURHAM REVUE (Writer & Performer)

Between 2011-2012 Matt spent two years as the President of the UK's oldest sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue.

This period offered a firm foundation in professional performance,including writing & performing quarterly shows, organising national touring alongside the Cambridge Footlights & Oxford Revue, and a month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.