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 playing the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and Macheath in The Beggar’s Opera, for Storyhouse Chester’s inaugural season.

Reviews are in for Alice In Wonderland

Reviews are in for Alice In Wonderland, with Alex Mugnaioni as the Mad Hatter.

The press on Alex:

“As Alice travels through Wonderland, we see some hugely enjoyable theatre, such as the courtroom scene and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that seems particularly manic and is hosted by Alex Mugnaioni, a Hatter who is deliciously deranged.” Dave Jennings, British Theatre Guide.

“One of the joys of having a large rep cast is seeing your favourite actors in a range of roles, thus Alex Mugnainoi, the sinister Macheath from Beggar’s Opera is the sassy /insane Mad Hatter, and the Beggar himself Caoloan McCarthy is the smirking Cheshire Cat.” The Chester Blog.

Reviews for Alex Mugnaioni in 'The Beggar's Opera'

Reviews are in for The Beggar’s Opera, with Alex Mugnaioni as Macheath.

The press on Alex:

  • “The ensemble cast are excellent, with splendid performances from Daniel Goode, Jonathan Dryden Taylor and Alex Mugnaioni as Peachum, Lockit and Macheath” Four Stars, Nigel Smith, The Stage.
  • “Alex Mugnaioni is magnificent as Macheath (aka Mack the Knife, although the Brecht/ Weill song rightly does not feature here), strutting around the thrust stage like Adam Ant and Captain Jack Sparrow’s love-child, oozing sex appeal and charisma from every pore. He’s the sort of character women want to be with and men want to just be, although Macheath’s seedier side might make some think twice about that. Make no mistake, Mugnaioni is the star of this show, and every time he’s off stage you find yourself waiting for him to come back.” Steve Stratford Reviews.
  • “Alex Mugnaioni delivers a wonderful Macheath, one of the Peachums best workers and knows how to treat the ladies. Magnaioni owns the stage in this role, the character we later discover during a fight scene, is Mack the Knife. He has fantastic charisma and sings with a lot of passion.” Four Stars, Damian Riverol, North West End.

 

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