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.


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 News

Two hits at BAM, New York

Submitted by admin on Tue, 27/08/2019

"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

Submitted by admin on Tue, 27/08/2019

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

Submitted by admin on Mon, 21/05/2018

"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"