Alex Mugnaioni

Alex trained at Rose Bruford.

He has worked with the Globe Theatre five times to date, in productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear a six month tour of Much Ado About Nothing around South America and the US. Other stage credits include productions at the Watermill Theatre, with PunchDrunk/National Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Greenwich Theatre.

His work on screen includes Mr Sloane and The Borgias for HBO.

Alex is currently rehearsing Alice in Wonderland and The Beggar’s Opera, for Storyhouse Chester’s inaugural season.

Alex in Storyhouse Chester's inaugural season

Alex Mugnaioni will play Macheath in The Beggar’s Opera and The Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland at Storyhouse Chester’s inaugural season this summer.

The season begins with The Beggar’s Opera on 11th May 2017.

Alex Mugnaioni in 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Alex Mugnaioni joins the cast of The Taming of the Shrew, at Shakespeare’s Globe, as part of the Globe’s Playing Shakespeare programme.

The show runs from 28th February – 15th March.

Reviews in for 'Sleeping Beauty'

Reviews are in for Bill Buckhurst’s Sleeping Beauty, with Alex Mugnaioni as the Prince of Nerds/Prince of Nerves.

The press on Alex and Sleeping Beauty:

  • “sharp, funny, pacy and energetic…There’s a lot that sets this apart from standard Christmas fare” 4 stars, Mike Rowbottom, The Stage
  • “Alex Mugnaioni was hilarious as the Prince of Nerds” 4.5 stars, Mary Scriven, Reviews Hub
  • “a geeky Prince of Nerds and a Prince of Nerves (Alex Mugnaioni)…filled with humour, fun and is astutely and inventively directed” Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Alex Mugnaioni in 'Sleeping Beauty'

Alex Mugnaioni is cast as the Prince of Nerves/Prince of Nerds in Bill Buckhurst’s production of Sleeping Beauty at the Watermill Theatre.

Reviews for Alex Mugnaioni in 'Twelfth Night'

Alex played Malvolio in Bill Buckhurst’s Twelfth Night, as part of the Globe Theatre’s long-running education programme in partnership with Deutschbank.

The show played for school-age children and for the public from 1st – 19th March at the Globe Theatre.

The press on Alex in Twelfth Night:

  • “Alex Mugnaioni’s Malvolio is perfect – the yellow stockings moment is everything you could ever want it to be” – The Play’s The Thing
  • “Alex Mugnaioni’s Malvolio is both funny and poignant” – Susan Elkin, Sardines Review

Alex Mugnaioni in 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Alex Mugnaioni played Don John and Dogberry in Max Webster’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, with the Globe On Tour.

The production toured of the UK, South America and the US, where it ran its final performance in November 2015.
The press on Alex in Much Ado About Nothing:

  • “In particular, Alex Mugnaioni’s performances as both villainous Don Jon and village idiot Dogberry were flawless. His hilarious version of the night constable gave the light relief needed in the melancholy second half.” – Eleanor Busby, Cambridge News
  • “Dogberry who is expertly given the comedian treatment by Alex Mugnaioni.” – Helen Brown, British Theatre Guide
  • “Alex Mugnaioni is a dashing Dogberry, leading this band of players with gusto (ciao Cornwall) and big gestures and draped in a faded Italian flag, and is hissingly horrible as the villain Don John” – Jenni Balow, The Cornishman
  • “praise must go to Alex Mugnaioni’s transformation from the genuinely sinister and laconic Don John in the first half to the buffoonery of Dogberry in the second, this latter performance providing the biggest laughs of the play with his original Brandian inflection on the classic clown.” – Dan Hall, Daily Info Oxford
  • “The standout performance here was Alex Mugnaioni whose pantomime villain Don John was silkily malicious, but even better was his farcical fool Dogberry who stole every scene he was in. This was due in no small part to his physical humour, which involved at one point slamming into a pillar, and his audience interaction in having the whole theatre chanting that he was an ass.” – David Trimble, The Tribe Online