Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is a graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked extensively as an actor, writer and director for over twenty years, and has won a number of awards for his work. Jonathan’s first play as a writer, which he also directed at The Soho Theatre, Derby Playhouse and at The Donmar warehouse, was ‘Our Boys’ for which he won The Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play, TAPS new Television Writer Of The Year, and he was nominated for the The Lloyds Bank Playwright Of The Year. This was revived in a major West end production in the autumn of 2012, directed by David Grindley. It was nominated for a number of awards, including Best Revival and Best Acting Ensemble at The Evening Standard Awards as well as The What’s On Stage Awards. He also wrote and directed ‘A Comedy Of Arias’ at The Pleasance, Edinburgh and as part of ‘A Pick Of The Fringe’ season at The New Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, as well as his own play ‘All Mouth’ at The Menier Chocolate Factory. He wrote and directed ‘Pitch Perfect’ at Soho Theatre, and again at Tristan Bates theatre, and a further production at The Tabard Theatre, as well as writing and performing in ‘My First Trainers’, also at The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden.

More recently he has freely adapted a German play, ‘Rock And A Hard Place’, which he directed at The Tristan Bates Theatre and at the 2014 Brighton Fringe Festival, and he has co-written ‘I Found My Horn’ which has appeared at theatres and festivals up and down the country and in Copehagen, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi, New York, LA and at The Laguna Beach Playhouse. He has also directed ‘The Club’ by David Williamson and Chris England’s hit, ‘Breakfast With Johnny Wilkinson’ also at The Menier Chocloate Factory and Edinburgh Fringe. He has also written extensively for Television. He is currently working on a trilogy for the theatre entitled ‘Education, Education, Education’.