Reading Gaol - Jonathon Cooper is "Innocent"


We are delighted to welcome Jonathon Cooper to the cast of Reading Gaol and to the role of "Innocent"

Jonathon trained at the National Youth Theatre and now works as an actor in London. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Jonathon spent a number of years competing around the world as a member of the England Karate Squad. He also gained a first class degree in Engineering from Loughborough University. His credits include:

Theatre: The Creature in Nick Dear's Frankenstein (Bridewell Theatre); Faustus in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (Theatro Technis); Gorge in Dennis Kelly's The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Bridewell Theatre); Billing in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People (Theatro Technis); and Alan in Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes (Upstairs at the Gatehouse).

Workshop & Rehearsed Readings: Dream 16 (RSC); Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress (Actors Studio); King Lear (Theatro Technis).

Film (supporting artist): Bridget Jones's BabyStar Wars: Rogue OneBatman vs Superman: Dawn of JusticeHan Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Voiceover: The Man Came Around.

This is Jonathon's first production with Proforça Theatre Company and he is thrilled to be joining the team.

Our adaption of Reading Gaol is based on "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, adapted and Directed by David Brady and with new material by Catrin Jones, Harriet Lambert and Erin Read. 

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