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User profile: Jonathan Clifton


JONATHAN CLIFTON was born in England.

He studied at The New College of Speech

and Drama in London and has enjoyed a varied career as an actor, writer and director.

Jonathan has performed on the London stage

and in broadcasting.

He has written comedy scripts for British

radio and television, composed music for

films and he is the author of a number of musicals, including "Amy" (1985) and

'If it wasn't for the houses in between"


Jonathan Clifton has worked with

Dylan Thomas' daughter, Aeronwy Thomas, on programs of her father's work, some of which Jonathan set to music. In 1978 he composed a new musical score for Bertold Brecht's

"The Caucasian Chalk Circle" and appeared

in the national tour, as the


Jonathan Clifton has a passion for

Shakespeare, and in the UK has appeared

in many works, including: ' As You Like It',

"Hamlet" and "Henry V". He contributed to

the book, "Drama Skills"

(Barrie & Jenkins 1976) and is the co-author, with Greta Colson, of 'Enchanted Island',

a book/tape pack for schools based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'.

Jonathan Clifton's album 'Best Friends', a collection of songs and stories for children (1996) continues to be a top seller and

is now available on CD.

Squeezebox Productions is planning

a series of audio-books based on

classic British literature.

The first,"Treasure Island" is now in