Talkin’ Broadway, Gil Benbrook (January 16th, 2017)
Valley Screen and Stage, David Appleford (January 16th, 2017)
BroadwayWorld.com, Herbert Paine (January 16th, 2017)
Exceptional. As Arthur, Matthew Charles Thompson immediately draws the audience in ... [his] introspective portrayal does well to show us Arthur’s thought process and understanding of the obstacles he faces.
That boyish charm of a young man ... who finds himself suddenly a king at such an early age is nicely captured by Thompson’s appearance and enthusiastic manner; he’s just as you would imagine Arthur would be.
Thompson draws from his wide cup of talent and delivers a stirring and highly relatable performance. Thompson is remarkable as he manages Arthur’s transformation from the mindless young royal hiding in a tree ... to the husband betrayed by wife and friend and conflicted about his own ethics when fidelity and honor collide.
Talkin' Broadway, Gil Benbrook (April 11th, 2014)
The Arizona Republic, Kerry Lengel (April 18th, 2014)
99.9 KEZ, David Appleford (April 28th, 2014)
Phoenix New Times, Julie Peterson (April 30th, 2014)
Matthew Charles Thompson is appropriately sullen and haunted as Archibald Craven. He brings a deep sense of anguish to the part along with a perfect sensitive connection and clear understanding of his songs. His rendition of “A Bit of Earth” is stirring with an emotional resonance. ... “Lily’s Eyes” is thrilling.
The megamusical bombast allows the stars — particularly tenor Matthew Charles Thompson as Mary’s uncle, the grieving widower Archibald Craven — to earn applause with sterling high notes.
Fringe Review - Tim Wilcock (August 9th, 2012)
Edinburgh Spotlight - Susanna Mulvihill (August 4th, 2012)
Scotsman - Kate Copstick (August 14th, 2012)
Examiner - James Cooper (June 22nd, 2012)
A tenor of sublime quality, freshness and clarity, he’s able to use this piece to demonstrate an astonishing range...Tenor Thompson was worth the admission money on his own.
Strong and rich, [a] stand out performance from Matthew Thompson.
Both Sanita and Thompson have tremendous singing voices when the show gives them a chance to show them off.
Backstage - Marc Miller (September 29th, 2010)
The other actors are mostly stuck playing types, though strong impressions are made by ... Matthew C. Thompson, as a Depression drifter.