Jonathan Dewhurst
Jonathan Dewhurst

Jonathan Dewhurst was a major figure on the Victorian stage, a renowned tragedian and Shakesperian actor, who shared the stage with such greats as Henry Irving and Wilson Barrett.

The career of Jonathan Dewhurst encompassed success in major roles on the London stage, running his own touring company, and managing the Theatre Royal in Leigh for eighteen years.

To great popular acclaim Jonathan Dewhurst toured extensively in Australia and India.

Jonathan fathered three sons, Harold, William and Percy Jonathan, all of whom made the stage their career. Jonathan’s daughter Daisy trod the boards as a child, but did not follow her brothers into the theatre in adult life.