Stage and Screen

I continue to work on stage as an actor, deviser, musician and ventriloquist. Driven by a passion for storytelling, over the last decade I have performed all over the world, from London's West End and the Edinburgh Fringe, as far as the Middle East and the Sydney Opera House. 

(Theatre Credits / Reviews)

I am also an experienced screen actor, featuring in music videos for bands such as "The Wombats" and "Purity Ring", and playing leading roles in several shorts. In 2019 I featured as a major guest lead in BBC's "Doctors". 



Theatrical credits include;

Wilde Creatures (Vaudeville, Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Fringe), Beauty and the Beast (New Wolsey),

The Canterville Ghost (Warwick Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe) Stoat Hall (Eastern Angles),

What the Ladybird Heard (The Lyric, UK/International Tour), Once Upon A Time (UK Tour),

The Falcon’s Malteser (Waterloo Vaults),  A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Orleans (Arts Theatre),

Pure and Canary Girls (UK Tour), Teeth ‘N’ Smiles (Stockwell Playhouse),

 Justin and the Argonauts (Regional Tour).

For full list of credits, head to Spotlight.



- Tall Stories 

“It is The Ventriloquist (who also plays the lanky son) who really steals the show, with an extraordinary and truly impressive display of the art.

- The Edinburgh Guide 

“It’s Matt Jopling’s smart and funny ventriloquist act that wins our hearts, and a lot of laughs.” 

- The Scotsman



After spending my teens song-writing, singing and playing in bands, music has evolved into a key part of my work as a performer. 

My skills are predominantly as a guitarist and singer (Baritone), but I also play bass, drums and piano.



This is my latest showreel, comprising of a guest lead performance on BBC's Doctors, and roles in music videos for Malpas and The Wombats.

For a full list of screen credits, head to Spotlight.



I learnt the craft ventriloquism whilst working with Tall Stories Theatre Company on creating 

The Canterville Ghost (2018). 

My own puppet, Dillon, had a lot to say during the Covid-19 lockdowns. 

© 2020 by Matt Jopling.