Ali Matthews is an artist working in performance, music and video based in Manchester, UK. She has created cabaret, one-to-one and end-on performances for venues as diverse as ArtsAdmin/Toynbee Studios, Chelsea Theatre, York Mediale, Project Arts Centre Dublin, Glogauir Studios Berlin, Lancaster Arts, Contact Theatre and Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Her gig theatre piece The Witching Way (created with Leo Burtin) premiered at the Royal Exchange in 2019 and toured to venues including Lancaster Arts and Square Chapel, Halifax. In 2019, she was selected as a Manchester International Festival Creative Lab artist. In 2021, she was a Ferment artist in residence at Dartington Arts in Devon. She received an Lancashire Arts Exchange commission in 2021 to redevelop her play for video, BOBBY, LUNCH IS DARKNESS, written in collaboration with an AI text chain generator. The Guardian has called her “a bewitching performer whose songs cling and haunt” (for the ‘Ballad of Isosceles’). She produces and project manages her own work with support from Making Room, and her projects have been consistently supported by Arts Council England.