Jonathan Ainscough
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Jonathan Ainscough
Musical Director, Manchester

Jonathan Ainscough trained at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music, and works as a singer, actor, multi-instrumentalist, director and writer across the UK and beyond. He is a cast-member of the Olivier-Award-winning show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, performing regularly in the West End and on tour, and devises, leads and appears in projects for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera and English Touring Opera, including ENO's award-winning long COVID initiative Breathe.

I've worked with the Manchester Streetwise groups for over a decade, and never fail to be inspired and moved by our performers' extraordinary creativity, artistry and bravery; it will be wonderful to work with them on a project that celebrates the city that we all love so much.