Matt Hartley grew up in the Peak District and studied drama at the University of Hull. His first play Sixty Five Miles won a Bruntwood Award in the inaugural Bruntwood Competition and was produced by Paines Plough/Hull Truck in 2012.

Other work for theatre includes: Eyam (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2018); Here I Belong (Pentabus Theatre tour, 2016); Deposit (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, 2015); Microcosm (Soho Theatre, 2014); Horizon (National Theatre Connections, 2014); The Bee (Edinburgh Festival, 2008); Punch (Hampstead/Heat and Light Company); and Epic, Trolls and Life for Beginners (all at Theatre503, London).

He has written for TV’s Hollyoaks and his radio plays include The Pursuit and Final Call.

Photo by Becky Paris.