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Matt Beames is a writer based in the Southampton area. He loves stories of all kinds and has been writing and telling his own since childhood. His work is often inspired by and draws on folklore and mythology from around the world. Matt writes for the theatre as well as long and short fiction, poetry, comics and he is also developing an original board game. His writing for theatre includes more than ten plays and adaptations that have been performed in various professional and youth theatre productions in the UK and even as far as Seattle, USA. Aurora Metro has also published Matt’s adaptations of Sleeping Beauty (2017) and Cinderella (2018), and his other recent projects include adaptations of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens. Read an exclusive interview with Matt Beames about his 2019 play Cinderella.