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Following an award-winning career as a theatre maker, Jonathan now concentrates on writing.  He has adapted Dickens’ The Signalman for BBC broadcast on Christmas Day 2022 and is writing two more broadcast dramas. He 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 adaptations of CP Snow’s ‘Strangers and Brothers’ and his Orwell season (inc 1984) are now available on Audible.

Jonathan Holloway – a writer and director in theatre and broadcasting for 40 years. For five years he managed a Scottish venue and performed in, directed, lit and wrote shows for 24 Edinburgh Festivals at which he won three consecutive Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA); won for the BBC a First Prize at the Prix Italia; is an Honorary Fellow of St Mary’s University College; won a Charrington London Fringe Award, The Stage’s Edinburgh Fringe Award, the Shakespeare Prize at The World Festival of Theatre in Chile, the DCMS Business in the Arts Award and was nominated for the BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2020. He was for two years Artist in Residence at Kingston University and resident at Central School of Speech and Drama’s Centre for Excellence in Theatre Training. He served for three years as an elected member of the Board of the Edinburgh Fringe and also for three years on the Participant’s Council. He is a 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.

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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, Eire 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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