Tama Matheson

Tama Matheson


Tama is the director of Classic Productions Theatre Company in Brisbane, as well as Artistic Director of the Brisbane Shakespeare Festival.  His directing credits include Falstaff (Oper Graz), The Love of the Nightingale (Opera Australia); Amadeus (Classic Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garnet Productions, Sydney); Henry V (Shakespeare on Oxford); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare on Oxford; Queensland Symphony Orchestra); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on Oxford); The Tempest (Classic Productions); A Christmas Carol (4MBS Christmas Festival); The Night before Christmas (4MBS Christmas Festival); Prometheus Unbound (Classic Productions); Don Giovanni (4MBS Music Festival); Tosca (4MBS Music Festival); and Orpheus in the Underworld (Queensland Conservatorium).

He has worked with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli (I Pagliacci, Covent Garden), Elijah Moshinsky’s (Lohengrin, Covent Garden), and Ian Judge (Tannhäuser, Teatro Real, Madrid; Der fliegende Holländer, Markiinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; The Mikado, D’Oyly Carte, London).

His production of Amadeus last year won Brisbane’s prestigious Matilda Award for Best Production.

As an actor he has performed in Heartbeat and Eastenders, and played the roles of Romeo and Lysander (British Touring Shakespeare Co.), Ariel (The Tempest), Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mozart (Amadeus) – for which he received a Matilda Award nomination for Best Actor – Sgt. Troy (Far From the Madding Crowd), Henry V (Henry V), and Duke Ferdinand (Duchess of Malfi).  Future acting engagements include Otto in Noël Coward’s Design for Living, with the Queensland Theatre Company.