Jonathan's first play was performed shortly after he completed a two-year writers' training course at Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre (now known as MAST Mayflower Studios). Since then he’s written over 50 more plays, monologues, duologues, sketches and short pantomimes that have been performed all over the UK (including on the London Fringe) and in various other countries (Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Hungary, Morocco, Switzerland and the USA to name but a few!) and on screen and radio.
PLAYS has details of all Jonathan's published and other plays, monologues, duologues, sketches and short pantomimes together with links to read the published ones on-line.
Jonathan loves writing and when not doing this can usually be found either playing tennis, pottering around on his bicycle, doing volunteer work on a nature reserve, at the theatre or trying to learn Spanish!
'I've rarely seen a funnier opening to a play'.
Paul Vale (Theatre Critic and Feature Writer THE STAGE) on We're all Dead
'A fabulous sci-fi short with a great twist at the end'.
Kirsty Applebaum (Award-winning Children's Author) on Hologram
'Jonathan is a pro at the short play format with a real knack of quirky characters and witty dialogue'.
New Dreams Theatre
An extract from Unforgettable was performed at the
Royal Court GRIT Scratch Night - 2 June 2015.
Treepress "Play of the Week" - 15 November 2015 for Unforgettable
'a riot from start to finish...[Edgington] succeeded with aplomb'.
WINCHESTER TODAY on Robin Hood
'the script was great...action-packed and flowed well'.
DAILY ECHO/HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE on Robin Hood
'The whole play was very funny from start to finish' NODA on Robin Hood
★★★★ ACTDROP ★★★★ FEMALE ARTS MAGAZINE on Legion
'a very funny play' FEMALE ARTS MAGAZINE on A.I. Guy
'plenty of laughs' A VIEW FROM THE GODS on A.I. Guy
Collection of SHORT plays - Babies, Gone, Dating, Shakespeare's Women,
One Hundred and Eighty, Quanto Sel Bella, Guilt & Lorelei
'These short plays are often amusing, sometimes poignant, and in one case cleverly unsettling.' EWAN LEAFROLL
★★★★ 'A real find for your drama production. Insightful and entertaining.'
★★★★★ 'I really like Jonathan's writing style. Much of the dialogue he writes is very short (sometimes only one word) that speaks volumes about the characters. All the plays are about relationships, some are very funny, some are very serious. [Guilt & Lorelei] are brilliantly written in the way you get a snap shot of the characters, yet you feel like you know their whole life story. '