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Jonathan Sayer

 
Bio:
Jonathan is an Olivier award-winning writer and the company director of Mischief Theatre working as a writer, actor and producer. Training: LAMDA. Theatre includes: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre - nominated Best New Comedy Olivier Award 2017), The Play That Goes Wrong ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jonathan is an Olivier award-winning writer and the company director of Mischief Theatre working as a writer, actor and producer. Training: LAMDA. Theatre includes: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre - nominated Best New Comedy Olivier Award 2017), The Play That Goes Wrong ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Mickey
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Dennis
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dennis
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2016
Warren Slax [Replacement]

Productions

 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer/Company Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Writer
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Playwright

Writing

Writer
Author
Playwright
Author

Photos

Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields,  Hannah Sharkey Photo

Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, Hannah Sharkey

From: 
Date:
07/22/2022
Dave Hearn, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer Photo

Dave Hearn, Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer

From: 
Date:
05/26/2022
Nancy Zamit, Jonathan Sayer Photo

Nancy Zamit, Jonathan Sayer

From: 
Date:
05/26/2022
Henry Shields, Dave Hearn, Nancy Zamit, Greg Tannahill, Jonathan Sayer, Charlie Russe Photo

Henry Shields, Dave Hearn, Nancy Zamit, Greg Tannahill, Jonathan Sayer, Charlie Russell

From: 
Date:
05/26/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2021
Mickey

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Dennis

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Dennis

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2016
Warren Slax [Replacement]

Productions

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Writer/Company Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Writer

[US Tour, 2019]
Playwright

Writing
Writer
Author
Playwright
Author

Jonathan Sayer Biography

Jonathan is an Olivier award-winning writer and the company director of Mischief Theatre working as a writer, actor and producer.

Training: LAMDA.

Theatre includes: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre - nominated Best New Comedy Olivier Award 2017), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, UK and International Tour - writer/actor, Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award Best New Comedy), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End, UK tour, Pleasance, London - writer/actor), The Nativity Goes Wrong (writer, Mischief Theatre and Reading Rep co-production), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Pleasance, Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Arcola, Underbelly and Krakow Improfest - actor, improviser, producer, Spirit of the Fringe Award 2013), Rachael’s Café (Old Red Lion - general manager) and Happy Birthday Simon (Orange Tree - actor).

Television includes: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1), Royal Variety Performance 2015 - The Play That Goes Wrong, A Life Less Ordinary (pilot) and The Anti- Social Network (actor).

Radio includes: Not a Love Story (BBC Radio 4 - actor).

Jonathan teaches improvisation and has taught at LAMDA, Mountview and Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA).




Jonathan Sayer News

Review: PETER PAN GOES WRONG is Relentlessly Funny! Photo Review: PETER PAN GOES WRONG is Relentlessly Funny!
by Alyson Eng - Sep 22, 2022

PETER PAN GOES WRONG is arguably one of the funniest and finest plays that the Arts Club has put on in the last few years that oddly enough portrays the worse things that can happen during live theatre.

Creative Team Announced for THE (ONE-ACT) PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Austin Playhouse Photo Creative Team Announced for THE (ONE-ACT) PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Austin Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Austin Playhouse has announced that long-time company member and recently appointed Associate Artistic Director,¬†Ben Wolfe, will direct the season opener:¬†The (One-Act) Play that Goes Wrong¬†by¬†Henry Lewis,¬†Henry Shields, and¬†Jonathan Sayer¬†playing¬†November 18‚ÄďDecember 18, 2022.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Welcomes New Cast Members and Celebrates Its 200,001st Audie Photo THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Welcomes New Cast Members and Celebrates Its 200,001st Audience Member
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Changes are afoot at The Play That Goes Wrong, which welcomes three new cast members to the production now playing at New World Stages starting tonight. Adam Petherbridge will take over the role of Max, reprising the role he played on the national tour, Trevor Braun joins as Dennis, and Clyde Voce makes his Off-Broadway debut as Jonathan.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Theatre Raleigh Photo BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Theatre Raleigh
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 17, 2022

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG might just be one of the funniest concepts to grace the stage of a theater in the past fifty years. The play, by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer, depicts a theater group putting on a performance of ‚ÄúThe Murder at Haversham Manor‚ÄĚ that goes disastrously wrong from its first minutes.

Review: THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG at Wilmington Drama League Photo Review: THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Sep 15, 2022

BWW Delaware review of THE PLAY THE GOES WRONG at Wilmington Drama League. The end of summer blues got you down? A little stressed because you're going back to in-person work? Fear not! The Wilmington Drama League's production of The Play That Goes Wrong will put you in a much better mood. Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, and winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is a delightful two hours of frivolity, farce, foolery and fun.

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Photo The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College presents THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, directed by Saundra McClain, October 12-29, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre.

triangle productions Opens 33rd Season With THE ONE-ACT PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Photo triangle productions Opens 33rd Season With THE ONE-ACT PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

triangle productions presents The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong.

Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at San Jose Stage Company Photo Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at San Jose Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

The San Jose Stage Company has announced the cast and creative team for The Play That Goes Wrong, the first production of MILESTONE: The 40th Anniversary Season. The madcap hit from Broadway and the West End, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, will be directed by Jon Tracy.

Austin Playhouse Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere of NIGHTBIRD Photo Austin Playhouse Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring the World Premiere of NIGHTBIRD By R. Eric Thomas & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Austin Playhouse has announced the titles for the¬†2022-2023 Season.¬†The 4-play mainstage season includes a world premiere, a hilarious comedy, and two Austin premieres ‚Äď a stunning masterpiece and a heartfelt musical at¬†Austin Playhouse‚Äôs new interim theatre space located in the heart of Austin.

Mischief Partners with Scottish Autism for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 Photo Mischief Partners with Scottish Autism for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

Mischief has announced partnership with Scottish Autism for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022.

Jonathan Sayer Videos

VIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End VideoVIDEO: Check Out a New Trailer for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2022

Mischief has released a brand new trailer for the Olivier Award-winning box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, the longest running comedy in the West End that’s currently blundering through its eighth catastrophic year at the Duchess Theatre. 

VIDEO: Richard Ridge 'Auditions' for the Creators of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG VideoVIDEO: Richard Ridge 'Auditions' for the Creators of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 18, 2022

The Play That Goes Wrong has taken on audiences in London, on Broadway, and far beyond. Now the beloved play is running off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), where it is still cracking up theatregoers eight times a week.

BWW TV: Mischief Theatre Chat Mischief Movie Night In VideoBWW TV: Mischief Theatre Chat Mischief Movie Night In
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

Mischief's Jonathan Sayer (Company Director) and Henry Lewis (Artistic Director) chat to Tom Hayden Millward (@WestEndReporter) about Mischief Movie Night In. Stick around until the end of the interview and you'll be treated to our very own production of The Zoom Call That Goes Wrong!

VIDEO: MAGIC GOES WRONG's Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit Go Backstage and Answer Que VideoVIDEO: MAGIC GOES WRONG's Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit Go Backstage and Answer Questions
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

In a new video from OfficialLondonTheatre, Bryony Corrigan and Nancy Zamit from Magic Goes Wrong, give a tour backstage of the Vaudeville Theatre, while answering questions about the show!

VIDEO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Mischief Theatre Reveals Trailer for New TV Series VideoVIDEO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Mischief Theatre Reveals Trailer for New TV Series
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019

The Goes Wrong Show is set to debut on the BBC December 23 with a Christmas special. Check out the BBC trailer below!

BWW TV: Get a Peek at the Mayhem of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Off-Broadway VideoBWW TV: Get a Peek at the Mayhem of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2019

Today, April 18, the producers of The Play That Goes Wrong are celebrating the birthdays of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, Eliot Ness and Kate Hudson by releasing new video of the brilliant new cast of the show, and simultaneously insuring that this release is the only time that the emperor, Mr. Ness and Ms. Hudson will ever get a hit on Google in the same place.

BWW TV: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right with the Kid Critics! VideoBWW TV: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Goes Right with the Kid Critics!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2018

We are continuing the series with Tai (12), Isabella (14), and Charles (11), who recently headed to the Lyceum Theatre to check out The Play That Goes Wrong. Curious about what they thought about the show? Find out below!

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY TH VideoVIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

On a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams appeared as a guest. When Abrams wouldn't share spoilers about any of his upcoming projects, he offered compensation by inviting Colbert to see The Play That Goes Wrong, which Abrams co-produced. Colbert asked if he could bring someone, then proceeded to invite the entire Ed Sullivan Theater audience of about 400. The crowd cheered and Colbert assured them that after the show, they would all be heading over to see the Broadway play.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on BWW's Instagram VideoVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG on BWW's Instagram
by Alan Henry - Mar 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld took our readers behind the scenes of THE PLAT THAT GOES WRONG on Broadway this past weekend on our Instagram!

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams Invite Entire Studio Audience to See THE PLAY  VideoVIDEO: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams Invite Entire Studio Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2018

J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and when he couldn't provide spoilers, he gave the audience a bit of compensation...


Jonathan Sayer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jonathan Sayer been in?
Jonathan Sayer has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jonathan Sayer been in?
Jonathan Sayer has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Jonathan Sayer's first West End show?
Jonathan Sayer's first West End show was The Comedy About a Bank Robbery which opened in 2016

How many shows has Jonathan Sayer written?
Jonathan Sayer has written 4 shows including The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Writer), Groan Ups (Playwright), The Play That Goes Wrong (Author), Magic Goes Wrong (Author).