Matt
Rebecca
Lois

Red Rope Theatre is a Bristol based company formed in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing celebrated plays and playwrights to a wider audience. We passionately believe that theatre is an experience that enriches and educates and should be accessible to as many people as possible.

We strive to create high quality productions that begin with exceptional writing and carry that quality through into every aspect of the show.

Great theatre can have an appeal across demographics and as a company we strive to tell stories which speak to their audience regardless of age or class.

Matt Grinter is co-founder and Artistic Director.

Matt has worked as a writer/director in both film and theatre and is currently forging a successful career within both media.

He trained at The Arts Institute on the Film Directing BA and then went on to get his Drama Directing MA at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He was a 2015/2016 Open Session writer for Bristol Old Vic and his work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues accross Britain, earning him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award and an honorable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival. His play Angel won The Lost Theatre Company's One Act Play competition.

His recent work includes writing for BBC Radio 4, Bath Theatre Royal, and winning the Papa Tango prize for his play 'Orca'.

"Matt Grinter's direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and inteligent. He is a director to look out for." - Tom Morris

Rebecca is co founder of Red Rope and an Actor/Writer/Director.

Rebecca originally trained as an actress at Drama Studio London. As well as acting and writing she has directed some of the Red Rope shows including, our most recent show, Jekyll and Hyde. Acting credits include The Asylum Monologues for Ice and Fire, The Lover for European Arts Company and Pee Power for Aardman. Her latest acting work was Our production of Tennesse Williams The Two Character Play, directed by Shane Morgan.

Rebecca adapted The Turn of the Screw for our production in 2017. Most recently she was ‘writer in the room’ for Travelling Light’s production of Matt Grinter’s Vixen.

While theatres were closed she has focused mostly on voiceover work for MO creations, helping co-create our online workshop series, and working on her MA at Bristol University.

Lois Grinter joined the company in 2013 as Tour Manager/Producer and has since co-produced all Red Productions. She heads up our social media accounts and mailing list, so if you’ve enjoyed a witty Red Rope tweet that’s her!

Lois originally trained as an actor at East 15 Drama school and graduated in 2011, before joining Red Rope she was involved in a number of theatre productions as an actor, producer and writer. She’s performed in all of the companies gothic horrors including: Dracula, The Turn of the Screw, Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

Red Rope Theatre is a Bristol based company formed in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing celebrated plays and playwrights to a wider audience. We passionately believe that theatre is an experience that enriches and educates and should be accessible to as many people as possible.

We strive to create high quality productions that begin with exceptional writing and carry that quality through into every aspect of the show.

Great theatre can have an appeal across demographics and as a company we strive to tell stories which speak to their audience regardless of age or class.

Matt

Matt Grinter is co-founder and Artistic Director.

Matt has worked as a writer/director in both film and theatre and is currently forging a successful career within both media.

He trained at The Arts Institute on the Film Directing BA and then went on to get his Drama Directing MA at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He was a 2015/2016 Open Session writer for Bristol Old Vic and his work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues accross Britain, earning him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award and an honorable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival. His play Angel won The Lost Theatre Company's One Act Play competition.

His recent work includes writing for BBC Radio 4, Bath Theatre Royal, and winning the Papa Tango prize for his play 'Orca'.

"Matt Grinter's direction of the actors in his graduate show of Orphans was fine, detailed, and inteligent. He is a director to look out for." - Tom Morris

Rebecca

Rebecca is co founder of Red Rope and an Actor/Writer/Director.

Rebecca originally trained as an actress at Drama Studio London. As well as acting and writing she has directed some of the Red Rope shows including, our most recent show, Jekyll and Hyde. Acting credits include The Asylum Monologues for Ice and Fire, The Lover for European Arts Company and Pee Power for Aardman. Her latest acting work was Our production of Tennesse Williams The Two Character Play, directed by Shane Morgan.

Rebecca adapted The Turn of the Screw for our production in 2017. Most recently she was ‘writer in the room’ for Travelling Light’s production of Matt Grinter’s Vixen.

While theatres were closed she has focused mostly on voiceover work for MO creations, helping co-create our online workshop series, and working on her MA at Bristol University.

Lois

Lois Grinter joined the company in 2013 as Tour Manager/Producer and has since co-produced all Red Productions. She heads up our social media accounts and mailing list, so if you’ve enjoyed a witty Red Rope tweet that’s her!

Lois originally trained as an actor at East 15 Drama school and graduated in 2011, before joining Red Rope she was involved in a number of theatre productions as an actor, producer and writer. She’s performed in all of the companies gothic horrors including: Dracula, The Turn of the Screw, Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

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