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Paul Matthews
Works at Mokwha Repertory Company
Attended Middlesex University
Lives in Seoul, South Korea
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Happy New Year!
Well, 2014 is dead and gone and I’m still here sitting in my underpants and considering what 2015 may hold. New experiences? New friends? New work? Rainbows? Unicorns? Kittens with lasers for eyes? Possibly… What I do know, is that the past twelve months ha...
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Gettin' Down In Dongdaemun With The Klive Crew...
Look! It's a big shiny building designed by a prestigious architect! I don't know what it's meant to be, but heavens to Betsy it's shiny and big and filled with sparkly things! Is it an " urban pimple "? Who am I to judge? For I have more important things t...
What is Klive? A Korean Clive? A misspelled chive? Some new hand jive? No, it's an all singing, all dancing, brand spanking new K-pop themed hologram theatre where you can pay a wad of cash to see cool, young, spunky, funky kids doing their sexy thing to the latest ditties from the hit parade.
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Seven Reasons Why You Need To Go See Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits
Yesterday I popped down to the Indieplus Cinema near Sinsa Station to see the morning screening of Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" and I was blown away. It's a beautiful, tragic, uplifting, mysterious cross between a documentary and a biop...
Yesterday I popped down to the Indieplus Cinema near Sinsa Station to see the morning screening of Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" and I was blown away. It's a beautiful, tragic, uplifting, mysterious cross between a documentary and a biopic. You need to see this film.
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English Subtitled Shamans Ahoy!
Photo credit: Indieplus Really exciting news for fans of documentary cinema living in Seoul. Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" is being shown with English subtitles this week at Indieplus near Sinsa station in Gangnam. Park is the younger br...
Really exciting news for fans of documentary cinema living in Seoul. Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" is being shown with English subtitles this week at Indieplus near Sinsa station in Gangnam. Park is the younger brother of Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker and JSA to name a few) ...
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A Musical Whale Of A Time!
A week and a half ago I had the good fortune to be given a free ticket to the Yeowoorak Festival by the K-Performance Supporters programme. There have been numerous performances throughout the festival, but I was offered the chance to attend one in particul...
A week and a half ago I had the good fortune to be given a free ticket to the Yeowoorak Festival by the K-Performance Supporters programme. There have been numerous performances throughout the festival, but I was offered the chance to attend one in particular - The Whale In The Moon - a ...
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A Cool Fusion Music Festival For These Hot Summer Nights
It's too bloody hot these days and I'm in need of some sort of distraction. Fortunately the National Theatre are offering their own musical remedy in the form of the 여우락 (Yeowoorak) Festival. Celebrating it's fifth anniversary this year, it's a month long c...
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More Manshin Screenings
If you haven't caught a screening of the fabulous Manshin yet then do not fear, for Indieplus have extended their English subtitled showings for a few more days: Monday 31st March - 12:30 and 20:10 Tuesday 1st April - 14:20 and 18:10 Wednesday 2nd April - 1...
If you haven't caught a screening of the fabulous Manshin yet then do not fear, for Indieplus have extended their English subtitled showings for a few more days: Monday 31st March - 12:30 and 20:10. Tuesday 1st April - 14:20 and 18:10. Wednesday 2nd April - 16:10. Thursday 3rd April - 14:10 ...
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Kolleen Park's Kaboom And Becoming a K-Performance Supporter
My return to regular blogging has also meant a foray into a group run by the Korean Tourism Organization known as the K-Performance Supporters - a large number of people from all over the world who in return for free tickets to performances in Korea agree t...
My return to regular blogging has also meant a foray into a group run by the Korean Tourism Organization known as the K-Performance Supporters - a large number of people from all over the world who in return for free tickets to performances in Korea agree to write about them, ...
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One Man's Song Silenced After Eighty Years
Photo credit: Naver News Do you know this man? If you're not familiar with Korean traditional music then you most likely haven't seen him before. If you read The Korea Times you might have seen his picture in the paper this week or caught something about hi...
Do you know this man? If you're not familiar with Korean traditional music then you most likely haven't seen him before. If you read The Korea Times you might have seen his picture in the paper this week or caught something about him on the tv news. His name was 이은관 (Lee Eun-gwan) and he ...
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This blog has been quiet... too quiet. I've been busy and with only fourteen posts in the last twenty months, I've been lax! Perhaps this will be the start of a renewed and revitalised blog, with much more to come! Though it may be best not to hold your breath.
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Actor
Employment
  • Mokwha Repertory Company
    Actor/Translator, 2002 - present
  • Latt Children's Theatre
    Actor, 2003 - 2011
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Seoul, South Korea
Previously
Abingdon, United Kingdon
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Also known as Paul Ajosshi... A sometimes bearded British thespian, writer and translator pottering about South Korea with his ukulele.
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I'm a stumbling, bumbling actor performing his way round South Korea. Sometimes bearded, sometimes on stilts, always bespectacled...
Education
  • Middlesex University
    Acting, 1996 - 1999
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