'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
'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
‘Jonathan Markwood’s excellent mad scientist Dr Prospero’
Heather Flood The Argus, Brighton
'Jonathan Markwood, divertingly deranged as Prospero’
Sam Marlow, The Times
'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
'Jonathan Markwood's imposing Dr Prospero'
Susan King, Sussex Express
'Jonathan Markwood is a great protagonist as Prospero, strutting the stage in Dr Who-like tartan trews.'
Cameron Lowe, uktheatre.net (Kings Theatre, Glasgow)
'The central character is a Doctor, complete with a fetching taste in clothes and a handy sonic screwdriver, the mad Dr Prospero (Jonathan Markwood) doing a bit of Elvis with All Shook Up before joining his formidable wife for a rendition of Them’s Gloria.
Both Markwood and Christine Holman, as Gloria, have knockout voices that you could listen to all night. His is gravelly with undertones of a good hard rock pedigree (I’d love to have heard more of Stairway To Heaven)'
Anne Cox Stage Review (High Wycombe)
'Jonathan Markwood stars as the mad scientist Dr Prospero perfectly; possibly partly attributed to his previous Shakespeare experience in The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.'
Stephanie Wareham, Bucks Free Press
'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