About Told by an Idiot Team Matt Hassall Matt is a theatre director and practitioner who is originally from Manchester and now based in London. As a director he has created work at Royal Exchange Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Cornerstone Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Octagon Theatre & Hope Mill Theatre as well as touring and fringe productions. Aside from making work, he is a Mentor Director for National Theatre Connections, was a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre and the Young Company Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 2014 - 2018, seeing the company win School of the Year at The Stage Awards in 2018. He has also worked with LAMDA and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and is an Associate Artist of the National Youth Theatre. He is the co-founder of Antidote; an artist collective who explore the nature, use and impact of creativity for positive well-being.