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Following a prolific award-winning career as a theatre maker, Jonathan has downscaled live work in favour of writing.  Current scripts include three commissions for audio broadcast dramas. A theatrical revival in HK of his spectacular 2016 Tale of Two Cities will in 2023 mark a rare return to making live work. Jonathan and Singer-Songwriter Liam Grundy currently appear on the podcast ‘Walking Out’ on Podbean, Spotify and Amazon Music. All ten 60′ eps of Jonathan’s BBC adaptation of CP Snow’s ‘Strangers and Brothers’ are now available on Audible.

Jonathan Holloway – a writer and director in theatre and broadcasting for 40 years. Managed a venue and/or performed, directed, lit and wrote shows for 24 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Three consecutive Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Awards. First Prize at the Prix Italia. Honorary Fellow, St Mary’s University College. Charrington London Fringe Award. The Stage Edinburgh Fringe Award. Shakespeare Prize at The World Festival of Theatre, Chile. DCMS Business in the Arts Award. Nominated BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2020. Two years Artist in Residence, Kingston University. Residency Central School of Speech and Drama Centre for Excellence in Theatre Training. Three years as an elected member of the Board of the Edinburgh Fringe and three years on the Participant’s Council. Former member of the Advisory panel of the National Campaign for the Arts. “99.9% pure theatrical magic”Time Out Magazine “Jonathan Holloway: pure art extract”Sunday Times. The Press on Jess Edward’s 2013 Edinburgh Festival production of Jonathan’s reivention of ‘Jekyll ad Hyde’: ★★★★ ‘Creepily melodramatic and beautifully realised’ – The Times: ★★★★★ ‘Bound to win awards… It comes highly recommended’ – British Theatre Guide: ★★★★ ‘a gripping, radical retelling of a classic story’ – Three Weeks: ★★★★ ‘every moment [is] accentuated to great ambient effect… Holloway reveals an acute intelligence’ – Broadway Baby: ★★★★★ ‘Undeniably brilliant.’ – Views from the Gods: ★★★★ ‘…sordid, sexy, intelligent…masterful stuff.’ – Everything Theatre.

Jonathan is represented by Rachel Daniels at Berlin Associates, London, England.

A Tale of Two Cities : Blood For Blood

Below is a selection of Theatre and Audio Drama Productions, 1997 onwards. Please click on titles anywhere on the site to see photos and details. Jonathan has written 68 playscripts for BBC Radio Drama (accounting for approximately 100 hours of broadcast time), 31 professionally produced stage plays and directed 84 stage shows for the UK, HK, USA, Chile and Egypt. A list can be found under ‘CV’ in the dropdown menu above. Jonathan’s earlier work from 1977 can be referenced from his CV.

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