Michael Nyman

Celebrated theatre, opera, ballet and (Oscar Nominated) Film Composer

I have known Jonathan Moore as a friend, writer and director. His work on my opera "Facing Goya" was, in the face of severe time and money constraints, nothing short of extraordinary.

Certainly the best production of any of my operas in the last twenty years.

As a writer his work is finely observed, sophisticated but with the common touch and his acting skills unique and irreplaceable.

Artists as diverse, diverting and humane as Mr Moore are (alas) uncommon, and his talents should be cherished.

His versatility is astounding. His playwrighting is of the highest quality and at the cutting edge. He also has a successful career as an actor in other people's works, appearing in major theatres in Britain and abroad, and of course on television.