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Jonnie Bayfield

  • Actor
  • Comedy Performer
  • Writer

Jonnie is an award winning Writer & Performer. Uniquely, he works across live performance, presenting, and Literature. As Creative Director of award winning theatre partnership Caligula’s Alibi, his work has had sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre, and in Edinburgh. Caligula are currently under commission at The Soho as part of their Soho Six Crop of Artists.

In 2015 He was the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for his debut Novella ‘Pleasureland’. He is currently writing his first full length Novel.
As an actor for television he has appeared in BBC3’s Some Girls & BBC2’s Count Arthur Strong, and regularly contributes to BBC Radio Four, as well as in print for Shortlist, and The Idler.
He often performs as ‘Dostoyevsky’ and is developing a full length, comedy show with the character.

A special Southbank Show fronted by Lord Melvyn Bragg was made about Jonnie’s writing work and broadcast on Sky Arts in 2016.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

South Bank Sky Arts Awards (Awards)



Sky Academy Arts Scholarship

Idiots (Theatre and Live Performance)

Writer / Director / Performer


Camden People's Theatre, Vault Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Count Arthur Strong (Series 2) (Television)



Channel 4 / RETORT

Some Girls (Television)



BBC 3 / Hat Trick


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