'A brilliant Doctor Prospero, too, in Jonathan Markwood, who’s played genuine Shakespeare in this theatre, and has great fun giving us both his Lear and his “King”.'
Michael Gray - Public Reviews ***** (Five Stars)
'A wonderfully Machiavellian Dr. Prospero, played by Jonathan Markwood'
Dan Zbijowski, UK Theatre Network
‘There is real glee in it, a lovely barking-mad evocation by Jonathan Markwood as Prospero in Rupert Bear trousers and a frock-coat’
Libby Purves, Theatrecat.com
'Jonathan Markwood, divertingly deranged as Prospero’
Sam Marlow, The Times
‘Jonathan Markwood’s excellent mad scientist Dr Prospero’
Heather Flood The Argus, Brighton
'Shows do not come much zanier. Soon we are into a madcap plot about a spacecraft crashing on a mystery planet run by a Doctor Who-style figure called Dr Prospero (Jonathan Markwood)'
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail
'Amongst the retro mayhem Jonathan Markwood as Prospero injects the full weight of an RSC production with his great voice and statesman like performance.'
Geof Grant, behindthearras.com
'A welcome return by Jonathan Markwood as Prospero. A remarkable role and one that gave the Queen's Theatre favourite full reign to his talents, of which there are too many to list here.'
Barry Kirk - Barry Kirk Reviews