Roberts & Day was created by a performer with a dream to help other people like himself. We believe that hard work and compassion is a vital necessity for success in the performance industry and strive to push our clients to achieve their goals. Roberts & Day represent an elite and personal client list of dedicated performers, attaining a variety of work for their clients in the West End, Regional Plays, Musical Theatre, Film, Theatre and UK/ International Tours.
Roberts & Day intend to bring a fresh and vibrant outlook to the representation of their clients. Using our insight into life as a performer, we aim to encourage the growth of the performing arts industry with our approachable and understanding demeanour.
Annemarie Lewis Thomas, Principal at The MTA has launched the #time4change initiative concerning the necessity for Mental Health Education and care in the industry in 2016 and now the #time4change charter is opening up new doors daily for conversation across the industry. Theatre companies, Agents, Colleges, Theatres and individuals are signing up and the word is spreading fast.
Why did the initiative start?
“We can choose as an industry whether to ignore this mental health crisis or we can DECIDE to be proactive.”
Annemarie wanted us to start a conversation about mental health in our industry and then keep it going. Often Performers do not want to speak up about mental health issues as they’ve spent so long growing that “thick skin” and making themselves indispensable. What we need to be able to understand is that mental health is just as important an issue to address as injuries and physical illnesses. If it’s affecting our performance, place within a company and well being we need to be able to talk about it and receive the help that we need. You won’t know where to find help unless you can ASK for it. That’s where this initiative begins.
“Mental health problems are more common among performers than the general population. Every year one in three of us will experience mental health problems. And yet it still continues to be something that we avoid talking about or admitting to ourselves. It is time for this to change for good.”
Roberts & Day Talent Agency, proudly support and actively promote this fantastic cause!
With over 10 years of professional performing experience, Matthew is highly trained and versatile in his performing ability, as a child performer, he appeared in various productions to high critical acclaim. After moving through drama school, training at The School of Creative Arts, Matthew went straight into a UK tour of “The Return of Neverland”, he then proceded to work on “Jersey Boys” with Dodgers Theatrical, working with Tony Award winner Des McAnuff.
He has continued to develop as a performer working with notable company names such as Spirit Productions, Matthew Bourne’s: New Adventures, BBC, Warner Bros., Lime Pictures, The RSC, Make Believe Productions, Jammy Shows and Productions, Princess Cruises, Pearson Theatre Productions, Holland America Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard,NCL, Simon & How, TTA, AE Dance and Theatre Arts, Syndrome Liverpool, Sic Infit Productions and EMCK Productions.
Matthew is passionate about working with focused, driven and talented performers who want to excel in the performance industry. He believes that anyone who has talent and a strong work ethic has the ability to succeed as a performer.
Matthew is the Director & Head agent at Roberts & Day.