Jonathan Sayer

Actor/Writer

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Acting

Agent: Kirk Whelan-Foran
Assistant: Belzy Day

Film, TV & Theatre

Acting

LAMDA

Other

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CABARET

Emcee

Stephen Jameson

LAMDA

CORIOLANUS

Rodney Cottier

LAMDA

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Owen Meant

John Baxter

LAMDA

A GLORIOUS MUCKY BUSINESS

Neil Furness

Elizabeth Freestone

LAMDA

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

Yepikhodov

Penny Cherns

LAMDA

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Shylock/Lorenzo

John Bashford

LAMDA

THE INNOCENT MISTRESS

Lywell

Tina Marian

LAMDA

MEDEA

James Kerr

LAMDA

THE CHANGELING

Deflores/Tomazo

Aaron Mullen

LAMDA

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

Argan

Katie Goodwin

LAMDA

HAPPY SAVAGES

Ben

Jenny Lipman

LAMDA

Stage

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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

Mischief Theatre

OSCAR & IMPROVISER

The Scat Pack/Edinburgh Fringe

LATE NIGHT IMPRO FIGHT

The Scat Pack/Edinburgh Fringe

THE BUFFOONS

Hiatus Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe

Television

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A LIFE LESS ORDINARY (Pilot)

2LE Media

HOLBY CITY

Marcus

Simon Meyers

BBC

Accents - Manchester (Native), RP, Liverpool, South London, New York, Yorkshire

Voice - Tenor

Film, TV & Theatre

Jonathan trained at LAMDA where he met fellow Mischief Theatre founders Henry Shields and Henry Lewis. As company director of Mischief, he has written and starred in West End hits The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. 

The Play That Goes Wrong is currently touring the UK and will begin its Australian tour in February. It opens on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in April, starring the original cast.

Lights! Camera! Improvise! a devised show in which Henry appears with the Mischief Company has played (played) Edinburgh several times (this summer) and is performed regularly in the West End as Mischief Movie Night.

Co-author of The Play that Goes Wrong (currently at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End), Jonathan is also co-author of Peter Pan Goes Wrong which played in London's West End at the Apollo Theatre, London and was nominated for Best New Comedy Olivier Awards 2016 and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (currently at the Criterion Theatre in the West End). The Play that Goes Wrong opened on Broadway in April 2017 at the Lyceum starring the original cast and is still playing in New York at New World Stages.     

Mischief Theatre took up residency at London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre in Autumn 2019 and two new plays ensued from the same writing team - Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong (with Penn and Teller).

Mischief’s first TV series, The Goes Wrong Show (BBC ended in February 2020).

Television

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THE GOES WRONG SHOW

2019 - 2020

Big Talk Productions / BBC

Theatre

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MAGIC GOES WRONG

2019 - 2020

Vaudeville Theatre

PETER PAN GOES WRONG

2019 - 2020

Mischief/Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Opening at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on Saturday 19 October 2019, the production will tour over 15 venues nationwide through to Spring 2020, including a Christmas season at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London from Friday 13th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020.

GROAN UPS

2019

Vaudeville Theatre

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

2017

Mischief Theatre

Criterion
Olivier Nomination for Best New Comedy 2017

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

2014

Mischief & Kenny Wax Ltd UK/International Tour/West End/Broadway

2017 The Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play (The Play That Goes Wrong – Broadway)
2017 Broadway World Award Winner for Best New Play (The Play That Goes Wrong - Broadway)
2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winner
2016 Best Commercial Production award at the Drama Critics' Awards for ‘Ma Este Megbukunk’ (The Play That Goes Wrong Hungary)
2016 Moliere Award for ‘Les Faux British’ (The Play That Goes Wrong France)
2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy
2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play
2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy
2013 Edinburgh Six-Star Bobby Award

PETER PAN GOES WRONG

2014

Mischief with Kenny Wax Ltd UK Tour/Pleasance London

2016 Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Comedy
2013 Off West End Award nominations for Best Ensemble and Best Production

THE NATIVITY GOES WRONG

2013

Reading Rep and Mischief Theatre

LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPROVISE!

2013

Pleasance Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Underbelly & Krakow Improfest

Actor/Improviser/Producer
Winner of The Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013