Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins is a writer, director, and occasional actor whose works extends through literature, theatre, film, politics, gallery work, and critical writings. He is currently studying a Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW. You can find him on Instagram @thematthewcollins

Matthew's Latest Articles

Anoushka Shankar. Woman sitting playing sitar against a black background.

Music review: Anoushka Shankar, Sydney Festival

Anoushka Shankar and her band delighted in reworking Hindustani music for an appreciative crowd.

Il Tabarro. Four opera singers dressed in period nautical gear sing from the prow of a ship.

Opera review: Il Tabarro, Sydney Festival

Ambitiously staged aboard a lightship, this production struggled to stay afloat.


Theatre review: Circus 1903, Sydney Opera House

Puppetry meets circus arts in a show that's fun for the whole family.

The Dream. image is of a large group of ballerinas in green tutus playing Shakespearean fairies.

Dance review: The Dream/Marguerite and Armand, Sydney Opera House

As part of its 60th anniversary programming, The Australian Ballet shows its range with two tonally different productions.


Dance review: Somos, Neilson Studio, Sydney

A world dance premiere with a distinctly Spanish flavour.

The Memory of Water. Image is of one women in a pink hued bed, another sitting on it with her leg dangling over the side and a third standing by the side of the bed holding her head.

Theatre review: The Memory of Water, Ensemble Theatre

This award-winning play about three sisters is a bittersweet comedy.

A conductor on the left conducting the Sydney Chamber Choir on the right.

Music review: The Human Spirit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The human spirit is evoked through the human voice.


Performance review: idk, Carriageworks

A beguiling show exploring boundaries with three performers in a dance narrative.


Theatre review: On the Beach, Roslyn Packer Theatre

The classic 1957 novel about a post-apocalyptic vision is granted a powerful theatrical adaptation.


Music review: Winter Nights, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney

Greatest hits presented by the Sydney Chamber Choir strike a chord for young and old.