Matt Lim

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Mixed Race
    Age Range
    23 - 33
    Height
    1m 78cm (5' 10")
    Weight
    75kg (165lb)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020***** The cast are all excellent ... Matt Lim as Timothy Wong is just brilliant.
West End Wilma
westendwilma.com
2020***** Matt Lim is hilariously awkward
London Living Large
londonlivinglarge.com
2020**** He gets the biggest guffaws of the night ... [he] has the audience in hysterics.
Londonist
londonist.com
2020***** The cast don't put a foot wrong; it's tight and zippy, gentle and fierce. Brilliant. The audience loved it.
Spy in the Stalls
thespyinthestalls.com
2020**** [Matt Lim as Timothy] ludicrously amusing
London Box Office
londonboxoffice.co.uk
2020Lim brings humour to the production, with his nuanced facial expressions ... increasingly world-weary as the night goes on
Secret LDN
secretldn.com
2020Wonderful to be able to go and see a play where one can sit back, relax and really ENJOY it!
LondonTheatre1
londontheatre1.com
2020**** It's a long time since I've laughed so much in the theatre and yet ... there's powerful human interest.
Susan Elkin
susanelkin.co.uk
2020Even if your diary is bulging with holiday treats, make space. It's so much fun.
Camden New Journal
camdennewjournal.com
2020**** Excellent ... making sure there's enough melancholia to keep the play from collapsing under its own ridiculousness.
The Stage
thestage.co.uk
2019**** genuinely moving testimony ... a near-perfect recipe for a night out
David Upton
britishtheatreguide.info
2019**** lovingly crafted piece of potent storytelling
Catherine Jones
artscityliverpool.com
2019**** 'From Shore to Shore' is a delicious feast
Dave Cunningham
thereviewshub.com
2019**** no ordinary night at the theatre
Daniel Shipman
upstagedmanchester.com
2019***** a look behind the counter, into the lives of people whose plight is practically unknown
Cathy Crabb
northernsoul.me.uk
2019**** an entertaining evening which was different to any that I have experienced before
Joseph Everton
fairypoweredproductions.com
2019not just a powerful drama but a very, positive play and a splendid achievement.
John Waterhouse
number9reviews.blogspot.com
2019**** ...Compelling for the rich detail of lives lived... the impressionistic quality of a dream.
Mark Fisher
theguardian.com
2019**** The supporting cast effortlessly switch multiple roles, with Matt Lim particularly impressive
Paul Clarke
northwestend.co.uk
2016**** - Brings a whole new dimension to the show with his superb acting and brilliant stage presence
Udita Banerjee
edinburgh.fringeguru.com
2016***** Fantastic, light-hearted and a definite crowd pleaser ... especially with Matt Houston and Matt Lim's obsessive bickering
Lauren Greer
whmuk.com
2015Yerma’s relationship with the platonic friend she should have married (Matt Lim) is among the highlights
Rachel Knightley
remotegoat.com
2015Recommended for theatre lovers not to pass up the occasion to enjoy this company, moving us from beginning to end.
El Iberico
eliberico.com
2015**** - The six cast members operate like a well-oiled machine ... some of the scenes are genuinely very touching
Everything Theatre
everything-theatre.co.uk
2015**** The exceptionally talented and versatile cast of six move smoothly between characters and work as a very strong ensemble
Female Arts
everything-theatre.co.uk
2015***** "Witty, relevant and relatable ... Distinct and easy to sympathise with"
Broadway Baby
broadwaybaby.com
2014Matt Lim embodies three roles effortlessly… What a first-class ensemble of young talent! A magnificent artist
Anke Hartmann & Michaela Koch
mittelloge.de
2014An unlikely concoction of Victorian horror, American cop dramas of the 1950s and modern language proves a success
Rowena Hawkins
ayoungertheatre.com
2014A musical with great energy and, at times, lots of fun
Catherine Lamm
britishtheatreguide.info
2014A natural feel to it that was stupidly effective...mixed with some vaudevillian traditions which made the farce believable(****)
Niger Asije
thenewcurrent.co.uk
2014Matt Lim is a humorous actor with delightful facial expressions and charm
Tania Nicole Clarke
edfringereview.com
2014**** The performances were brilliant. At once hilarious and touching, the actors portrayed their characters with wonderful comic timing.
Lois Zoppi
broadwaybaby.com
2014**** I loved this show... thanks to the writing and also to the dry wit of narrator Matt Lim
Ness Lyons
femalearts.com
2013***** Incredibly acted and thoughtful ... a very believable and deeply touching piece ... a tremendous performance
Sam Turner
threeweeks.co.uk
2013**** An extremely worthwhile piece of theatre with very accomplished performances from its young cast
David Marren
thequotidiantimes.wordpress.com
2012One of the most absurd, fun, original and anarchic performances of the Fringe
Jason Forbes
cambridge.tab.co.uk
2012Breathtaking...This was certainly a special evening
Daniel Tse
tcs.cam.ac.uk
2012I can't remember the last time someone in Cambridge went fuck it, it's fun, and then committed with such heart...
Ami Jones
cambridge.tab.co.uk
2012Luckily I love cheese, and luckier still, the audience did too.
Rhian Lewis
tcs.cam.ac.uk
2012goofy, irreverent, and absolutely refusing to take itself seriously.
Divya R
cambridgetheatrereview.com
2012A series of strong performances: Lim's awkwardness and shifty eyes are endlessly entertaining
Davina Moss - The Cambridge Student
tcs.cam.ac.uk
2012An air of honesty and freshness...likeable and formed an easy connection with the audience...wonderfully amusing.
Rosie Clare Shorter - Broadway Baby
broadwaybaby.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Writer/Performer
Online / Digital
The Story of Pitt Street
Comfort Fabian
Stories That Have Wings
2020Joe
Online / Digital
Parasite
Jenny Sealey
Graeae Theatre Company
2020Dr Woods
Film (Feature)
Bewildered: A Covid 19 Story
Neal Gavyn
North Film
2020Bataar
Rehearsed Reading
Tawusan
Tanya Dennett Brown
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
2019 - 2020Timothy Wong
Theatre
Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis
Robert Wolstenholme
Signal Theatre
Park Theatre
2019Red Zack
Other
LUCID: The Dreamwalker at Comic-ConThemis Creative
Excel Exhibition Centre
2019Young Cheung Wing, Bob
Theatre (Tour)
From Shore to Shore
David Tse
On The Wire
Royal Exchange, Manchester
2019Young Cheung Wing, Bob
Rehearsed Reading
From Shore to Shore
Mary Cooper
On the Wire
Ovalhouse
2019Friend (featured)
Commercial
NT Live
Jo Green/Jess Richardson
National Theatre Studio
Everyman cinema, Crystal Palace
2019Featured male
Corporate
Racism at workInclusive Learning
2019Performer
Theatre
BEAM Brunch
Victoria Saxton/James Hadley
Mercury Musicals/Musical Theatre Network
The Other Palace
2019Jay
TV
Back in the Day
Kerry Gooderson
Independent
2019Scott
Theatre
The Mentalist's Book Club
Amit Sharma
Graeae Theatre Company
Bush Theatre
2019Sam
Film (Short)
Empty Shelf
Matthew Lee
Independent
2018Sawat Jafar
TV
Doctors
John Maidens
BBC
2018Jack
Theatre
Biscuit
Olivia Stone
Cuckoo Bang
Streatham Space Project
2018Tommy
TV
Yoof
Richard Webb
Oorworld
2018Mesa
Theatre
Break of Noon
David Furlong
Exchange Theatre/The Finborough Theatre
Finborough Theatre
2018Performer
Theatre
BEAM 2018
Victoria Saxton/James Hadley
Mercury Musicals/Musical Theatre Network
Theatre Royal Stratford East
2018Noah
Theatre
Camille
Kerry Fitzgerald
Glass Half Full Theatre
Theatre N16
2018Dan
Theatre
High-tops (BITS)
Stephanie Silver
Cuckoo Bang
The White Bear Theatre
2017 - 2018The Vandalgraff
TIE
Joey vs. the Vandalgraff
Paul Wylie
Dangerous Theatre Company
2017 - 2018Peli
TIE
Peli & Zebe's Roadwise Adventure
Paul Wylie
Dangerous Theatre Company
2014 - 2018The Ripper/Sir Charles Warren/T.P. O'Connor
Musical
Jack & I: The Ripper Musical
Mingyu Lin
Punchline Theatre
Barons Court Theatre, Brighton Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2017Mark
Theatre
Love in the Past Participle
David Frias-Robles
A Friend Of A Friend
The Other Palace
2017Diner
Commercial
Zebra TechnologiesHart Wilcox
2017Mickey
Film (Feature)
Three Dots and a Dash
Valipa Venkat Kiran
Wordsmith Entertainment
2016Zachary Reid/Red Zack
TV
Lucid: The Dreamwalker
Oraine Johnson
Themis Creative
2016King Herod/Caspar/Various
Theatre (Tour)
A Twist in the Tale
Malcolm Buckoke
Silhouette Theatre
2016Edward
Theatre
Edward!
Laura Sydonie
Theatre Tots
Westminster Abbey
2016Billy/Blue Rangeur
Theatre (Tour)
Go Go Power Rangeurs
Mingyu Lin
Punchline Theatre
C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe
2016Rich/Mike/Steve/Various
Theatre
In My Head
Chris Mayo
Cuckoo Bang
Brockley Jack Studio
2016Daniel/Daniel's Subconscious
Theatre (Tour)
2 Complicated
Mingyu Lin
Punchline Theatre
Greenside Venues
2016Parallax Studios Announcer
Film (Short)
The Number 7
Ollie Wiggins
Tinted Lens
2016Sir Charles Warren/Ripper
Musical
Jack & I: The Jack the Ripper Musical
Mingyu Lin
Punchline Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2016Robert
TV
50 Ways To Kill Your Lover
Nick Tebbet
Thumbs Up Productions
2015Víctor
Theatre
Yerma
Jesús Chavero
Something Wicked Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2015Rich/Stephen/Mike/Various
Theatre
In My Head
Chris Mayo
Cuckoo Bang
The Proud Archivist
2015Jim
Film (Short)
Paul Silas
Mingyu Lin
Jimmy Chamberlain Films
2015Daniel
Theatre (Tour)
2 Complicated
Mike Wain
Punchline Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2015Matthew the Apostle
Film (Short)
Judgement Duck
Matt Lee
Deep North
Ealing Studios
2014 - 2015PresenterNebula Tube Hacks
Chris Matic
Zoomin TV
2014Father Frost, Sir Pompidou, Merry the Elf
Theatre
Happily Ever After
Mira Pranger
MODO
Theatro Technis
2014Liam (lead)
Film (Short)
Chess
Dan Falcone
Dan Falcone Productions
2014BBC Interviewer
Film (Short)
River of Fear
Raquel Moreno
Burning Theatre
2014Novio (Bridegroom)
Theatre
Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding)
Jesus Chavero
Something Wicked Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2014Dick
Film (Feature)
The Confusion of Tongues
James Fair
Grand Independent
2013 - 2014Miles
Theatre (Tour)
Way Back
Will Seaward
DhK Productions
Pleasance Theatre, Islington; Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton Fringe
2014Mr Ma (/Father)
Theatre
The Butterfly Lovers
Mingyu Lin
Blue Elephant Theatre
Blue Elephant Theatre
2013Talking Head
Presenter
The Yes Resource
Clare Mohan
The Yes Resource
2013Miles
Theatre
Way Back
Fergus Blair, Will Seaward
DhK Productions/Dryden society
Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh
2013Talking Head
Online / Digital
If you loved me...
Clare Rivers Mohan
The Yes Resource
2013Writer, Director
Musical
Guido! The Gunpowder Treason Plot
Christabel Clark, Matt Lim
Guidophiles
C too main house, Edinburgh; ADC Theatre, Cambridge
2013Reading Man
Film (Short)
A Journey
Jessica Hume
Zentropa Productions
Bombardier site, Derby
2013Ben
Theatre
Locked Away (A one-man play)
Daniel Henry Kaes
DhK Productions
Pattingham Hall
2013Waiter, Romantic Interest
Music Video
Reap / You not me
Suhayl Iqbal
The Formula Records
Robin 2, Bilston
2012 - 2013Writer, Character actor
Online / Digital
Tab TV does the News
Max Toomey
Tab TV
ARU Studio, Cambridge
2013Alan Bennett 2
Theatre
The Lady in the Van
Kate Hore
Pattingham Drama Group
Pattingham Hall
2013Dennis Wicksteed
Theatre
Habeas Corpus
Gordon Grant, Bob Bibby
Theatre on the Steps
Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnorth
2013Ivan
Film (Short)
Lacuna
Rebecca Hammond
A Team
University of Greenwich
2012Mystery Lover
Music Video
Dan Fable / Beautiful Liar
Rico Levant
Souled Records
2012Daniel
Theatre
It's Complicated
Matt Lim
Magdalene College Comedy Club/DhK Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre, London
2011 - 2012Creator, Host
Radio
Matt and Julia Feeling PeculiarCam FM
Cam FM
2011Barry/Ox/Chorus
Musical
A Children's Guide to the Birth of Christ
Jeff Carpenter
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
Corpus Playroom, Cambridge
2010Cast
Theatre
Silent Cannonfire
Will Seaward
Of Vast Bigness
Zoo Roxy, Edinburgh
2009Director
Musical
Svrsvm Corda Opera
Matt Lim
St Catharine's College Music Society
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
2008Dennis Wicksteed
Theatre
Habeas Corpus
Chris Fawson
Pattingham Drama Group
Pattingham Hall
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016Suzuki MethodFourth Monkey Theatre Company
    2015Presenting for TVTelevision Training Academy
    2012Modern Languages, including film and theatre studiesCambridge University

    Additional Skills

    Artistic Director of Punchline Theatre.

    Worked closely with on Fight Performance and Choreo and offer workshops.

    Train in Wing Chun Kung Fu. Former personal instruction in Shotokan Karate.

    Fencing (foil) coach - former Regional champion and represented GB at U-18 level.

    Qualification in Chinese Sword Dance from Goldsmiths Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance.

    Suzuki Method Training.

    Work regularly with US and UK accent coaches.

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    Regular performer of stand-up and sketch comedy (President of Magdalene College Comedy Club 2009-12) and experienced compère (resident compère of several Cambridge colleges and town gigs, regular performer with the Free Footlights at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011-15).

    Shortlisted for Cambridge Footlights' Harry Porter Prize for best new comic play 2012, as judged by Alex Horne (The Horne Section) and nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and 2015 (Derek Awards).

    Creator and co-host of (now defunct) comedy talk show Matt and Julia Feeling Peculiar on 97.2 CAM FM (award-nominated, SRA 2012).

    Frequent performer at local open mic nights and session musician (guitar/piano/ukelele).

    Warm baritone-tenor singing voice.

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    Additional Information

    Actor, writer, director, singer-songwriter and comedian.

    MA (Hons, Cantab) in modern languages.

    About me

    Multi award-nominated writer, director and actor. Originally from the West Midlands, now living in East London.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Languages Spoken
    • Dutch
    • English
    • German
    • Spanish
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Intermediate
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Character Types
    • Free-spirited
    • Geeky
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome
    Accents (International)
    • African (South)
    • Australian
    • Chinese
    • Dublin
    • Irish
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Geordie
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Breakdance
    • Latin American
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    Athletics
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Martial Arts
    • Tennis
    Additional Skills
    • Comedian (Stand Up)
    • Martial Arts
    Union Status
    • Equity (UK)