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Welcome to the official website of Jonathan Moore, award-winning actor, director and writer.

From here you can read all about Jonathan's work in theatre, opera, film and television.

There are reviews for his acting, directing and writing achievements, as well as his showreels and a complete credit listing.

He has been on the front cover of Time Out, had a Who's Who listing since 2007, is on the Artistic Advisory Committee of the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, has Spoken on the Arts at the Oxford University Union, The London School of Economics, The National Opera Centre in New York and on BBC TV and Radio.

Jonathan recently directed the World Premiere of " The Invention Of Morel" music by Stewart Copeland, with whom Jonathan has also co written the Libretto.

He is due to direct two other world premieres in New York. Details to follow...

Jonathan recently directed two stage productions in the States, The world premiere of " Ashes and Snow/ Savage Winter" , a co-production for Pittsburgh Opera/BAM New York. This will be seen in New York in the Autumn 2018.

He also directed the revival of the opera he wrote with Stewart Copeland, " The Invention of Morel" for Long Beach Opera, the premiere being at Chicago Opera Theater.

Both productions played to ecstatic audiences and excellent reviews.

Latest News!

Two Hits at BAM, New York.

"Greek" By Turnage/ Berkoff/ Moore and "Savage Winter" By Douglas J Cuomo

Both played at this legendary New York venue to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. " Greek' (Jonathan as co- librettist) in the Scottish Opera revival.

"Freedom of the City" By Brian Friel

Jonathan was invited by the prestigious Arts Across Borders/ Frielfest at Derry. Jonathan directed a "spine tingling" (The Guardian, 5 Star review) site specific production at the Guldhall, where the play is set, to standing ovations every night.

"Deeply moving and thought-provoking ... In this specific site, directed by Jonathan Moore with a cast of 12, it’s spine-tingling."
The Guardian

"Greek" a Smash Hit

"A full scale and sophisticated production. Compelling ... Brilliantly vivid..."
"A strong and enjoyably brutal performance directed by Jonathan Moore with exceptionally striking performances."
Opera Now Magazine

"A brilliant production by Jonathan Moore, a great collaborator"
Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE, Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 ( 2.6 Million listeners)

"A terrifically watchable, first-rate and enthralling production, wonderfully sung and acted ... Jonathan Moore's compelling, meticulous and stylish direction"
Act Drop

"One of the hottest opera tickets in London this summer ... as raw, angry and daring as ever"

"Full of anger and spiky tenderness ... the four singers perform as if possessed."
Evening Standard

"A masterly production...by Jonathan Moore... of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Steven Berkoff opera"

"Director Jonathan Moore, who adapted Greek with Turnage from Steven Berkoff's effing and blinding stage play, instils the same potency and urgency as if it were being staged for the first time, again."
The Stage

"Expect to be deafened, disturbed and at times aghast at the sheer outrageousness of it both musically and verbally. Staged in all sorts of ways over the years, this is possibly as good as it gets."
Reviews Gate

"By turns dark, tender, disturbing and viscerally compelling, it's an assault on the senses. A must-see"

"An enthralling, challenging production, powerfully compelling"
Spy in the Stalls

Greek at Grimeborne

The opera "Greek" is a contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth based on the Berkoff play composed by Mark Anthony Turnage with text adapted by the composer and Moore which Jonathan directed in it's world premiere at Munich and ENO.

"A resounding, unanimous triumph... riveting total theatre."
The Sunday Times

Jonathan also co directed the royal Philharmonic Award-winning BBC Film. The stage version will be revived in a completely new production by Jonathan with a full orchestra at the cutting edge, vibrant Grimeborn Festival at one of the most exciting theatres in Britain, The Arcola.

After the subsequent worldwide success of this opera, now hailed as "a modern classic" (Fergus Linehan, Director of the Edinburgh International Festival) and regularly performed at major opera houses around the world, Jonathan is excited to be reviving it in the East End of London, where it is set.

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Ashes and Snow/ Savage Winter

"A visceral experience … Clever…"

"In many respects, the work offers something for all lovers of music, and the remaining performances are deserving of their capacity audiences."

"The audience was with him throughout then burst into hearty applause, cheers and whistles."

Pittsburgh in the Round

"Director Jonathan Moore makes his Pittsburgh Opera debut with this production. It isn’t a comfortable experience — it’s not supposed to be… lit ingeniously throughout rage and reminiscence … the grittier stage effects …entirely convincing"

"An abundance of genuinely poignant moments and brilliantly creative artistic elements."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Opera Inspired By Winterreise Makes Powerful Theater"

"The bold staging by Jonathan Moore animated the story with visceral impact…The audience burst into applause and cheering at the end… "

Classical Voice North America

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Invention of Morel!

World Premiere Hit in Chicago plays to packed houses and rave reviews.

Jonathan co wrote the libretto with Stewart Copeland and Directed the Opera.

"A winningly haunted and haunting production by Chicago Opera Theater, in this alternately unnerving nightmare and beautiful fever dream"
Chicago Sun Times

"A Brilliant piece of musical Surrealism"

"One experiences the new opera the way one experiences a dark if oddly beautiful dream. A brilliant music theater adaptation... a milestone.English actor-writer Jonathan Moore's stage direction (he co-authored the libretto with Copeland) exert a cumulative hallucinatory power that haunts your thoughts well after you've left the theater."
Chicago Herald

"A high-powered production."
LA Times

"Jonathan Moore directed a wonderfully varied, purposefully spare, exquisitely stylized production. Beautifully realized. Staged with utmost care and dedication. It is an important and intriguing new work."
Opera Today

"Skillfully directed by Jonathan Moore, The excellent libretto... . Moore's direction is consistently adroit. fascinating, intellectually challenging, decidedly worthy addition to the repertory of contemporary operas."

San Francisco Classical Voice

"magic... a spellbinding opera. it floats by like a hallucination. The libretto is poetic...A roaring good time.."

Culture Spot LA

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Inigo Published!

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Following the hit sold out runs off West End and transfer to a bigger theatre, Jonathan's play about Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits, 'INIGO", has been published in English here and in Spanish here

A brief selection of previous reviews/comments.

"Here was a play which introduced us to a generation."
Time Out Front Cover article and interview

"The involvement of Jonathan Moore always brings the promise of an original production."
The Independent

"A resounding, unanimous triumph... riveting total theatre."
The Sunday Times

"Jonathan Moore is an artist of the highest rank."
Gabriel Byrne

"A theatrical firecracker - Jonathan Moore is astonishing."
The Independent

"Moore's powerful performance."

"One of the most powerful, original, and talented creative artists of his generation."
Paul Gallagher, Dangerous Minds

"Jonathan Moore is an artist of outstanding ability."
Sir James MacMillan

"A power of feeling rare in contemporary writing."
The Guardian

"The best director on the planet"
Stewart Copeland

"A fine performance from Jonathan Moore. He expertly keeps the audience in his hand."

"A singular voice for his generation."
Time Out

"A director of real genius"
Hans Werner Henze

"Moore's virtuoso performance"
Daily Express

"Moore is a highly accomplished dramatic craftsman"
London Evening Standard

"works with thrilling force... a scaldingly intense piece of musical theatre."
Sunday Times

"The most exciting new opera London has seen for years... Moore's production is direct, spectacular, inescapable."
London Evening Standard

"Tarantino meets Jacobean tragedy is a brief summary of Jonathan Moore's vibrant new production(of "Revenger's Tragedy"). Moore's brilliant conception supplies endless visual delights. This is a vividly exciting piece of theatre."
The Stage

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Latest Updates

27 Aug 19 "Greek", "Savage Winter" and "Freedom of the City" added.
10 Sept 18 Greek Info updated.
21 May 18 Greek Reviews added.
21 May 18 Ashes and Snow/ Savage Winter added.
17 Jan 18 Homepage updated.
08 Aug 17 Morel Reviews added.
05 Feb 16 Interview added.
03 Dec 15 Homepage updated.
03 Dec 15 INIGO updated.
13 May 15 Homepage updated.
13 May 15 Gallery updated.
13 May 15 Director updated.
13 May 15 Writer updated.
13 May 15 Credits updated.
26 Jan 15 Homepage updated.
21 Aug 14 Gallery updated.
18 Jan 14 Credits updated.
18 Jan 14 Education updated.
07 Jun 13 Showreel updated.
26 May 13 Acting page updated.
11 May 13 Awards and Credits updated.
23 Apr 13 Credits updated.
06 Mar 13 Testimonials and Education sections added.
04 Sep 12 What You Will video added.