Cast and Creatives
Born and educated in Nottingham, Jonathan trained as Assistant Director at Nottingham Playhouse. Other posts include Associate Director of Derby Playhouse (1994-1995), Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (1995-1999), Associate Director of Hampstead Theatre (1999-2001), Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre (2001-2006), Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre (2006-2016), Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (2016) and, since 2017, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season.
As director, West End productions include The Price, An Ideal Husband, Hobson’s Choice, Taken at Midnight, Singin’ in the Rain, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Of Mice and Men, The Witches, A Busy Day and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Jonathan is currently the Chair of the Marlowe in Canterbury and a member of the Almeida Theatre Board and the SOLT Board. In the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours Jonathan received a CBE for Services to the Theatre.