Jonathan Holloway CV

Jonathan Holloway is represented as a writer and director by Rachel Daniels at Berlin Associates, London, England.

Twitter @JHollowayPlays

Jonathan has written 65 plays and scripts for BBC Radio Drama (accounting for over 100 hours of broadcast time), 31 professionally produced stage plays and directed 83 stage shows for the UK, HK, USA, Chile and Egypt. He considers his major achievement to have been co-founding the UK based touring theatre company, Red Shift, in 1982, and sustaining it as an Arts Council England revenue client until 2011. His plays are published by Samuel French (now Concord Theatrical).


CV

Jonathan has worked with many significant artists. Here are just a few – actors Toby Jones, James Purefoy, Jessica Raine, Anton Lesser, David Haig, David Tenant, Mark Gatiss, Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Honor Blackman, Samuel West, Christopher Eccleston, Ed Harris, Graeme Rose, Eric MacLennan, Simon Spencer Hyde, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jeremy Paxman, Bill Nighy, Martin Jarvis, Toby Stephens, Tim Piggott-Smith, Tim McInnerny, Ronald Pickup, Lydia Leonard, Lucy Liemann, Joanna Lumley, Eleanor Bron. He has also worked with directors/producers Jeremy Mortimer, James Seabright, Dominic Cheung, Giles Croft, David Hunter, Alison Crawford, Sasha Yevtushenko, Toby Swift, Gemma Jenkins, Kate McAll, Alexandra Tolstoy, Jessica Edwards, Sally Harrison, Amber Barnfather, Mary Ward-Lowery, Jeremy Howe, Tim Dee, Sara Davies, Sally Avens, Ed Max; writers April de Angelis, Neil Bartlett, Ranjit Bolt, Vanessa Brooks, Nicholas McInerny, Lavinia Murray, David Fox, Tim Webb, Steve Gooch, Greg Cullen; designers Neil Irish, Ryan Dawson Laight, Charlotte Humpston, William Fricker, Penny Fielding; composers Adrian Johnston, Rufus Norris, Liam Grundy, Jon Nicholls, Ross Brown, Sarah Llewellyn, Matt Eaton, Paul Clark.

All writing up to 2023 (Commissioned, Produced and Published Original Plays and Adaptations)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (revival) Chung Ying Theatre Company HK 2022/3
GASLIGHT Woolyback Productions for the BBC, 2022
THE SIGNALMAN Pier Productions for the BBC, 2022
THE TIME MACHINE (collaboration with The Wellcome Institute) for Creation Theatre Co, 2020
DON QUIXOTE Creation Theatre Company 2019
HELLO CALLER BBC Radio 4 Drama 2019
BRAVE NEW WORLD Creation Theatre site-spec + headphones 2018
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR Creation Theatre 2017
ALL OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORLD BBC Radio 3 2017
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Woolyback for the BBC, 2017
A TALE OF TWO CITIES : BLOOD FOR BLOOD Chung Ying Theatre Company HK & Edinburgh 2016
BRAVE NEW WORLD BBC R4, 2016
BIG TIME BBC R4, 2015
THE LURE BBC R4, 2015
SIN BBC R4, 2015
THE CARTER MYSTERIES BBC R4, 2015
JEKYLL & HYDE Chung Ying Theatre Company Hong Kong, 2015
RASSELAS Essential Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2014
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR NRK (Norway’s National Broadcaster), 2014
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP BBC Radio 4, 2014
JEKYLL & HYDE Assembly Edinburgh/ Southwark Playhouse, 2013
THE EMPEROR’S BABE BBC R4, 2013
LES MISERABLES Chung Ying Theatre Co, Hong Kong, 2013
THE REAL GEORGE ORWELL – LOVING BBC R4, 2013
THE REAL GEORGE ORWELL – JURA BBC R4, 2013
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR BBC R4, 2013 (1st Prize, Prix Italia)
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY GSA/Surrey University 2012
THE RAILWAY SIDING Questors Theatre Ealing 2012 (published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical)
FORTUNES OF WAR BBC Radio 4 Extra 2012
THE QUEST Rose Theatre Kingston (Kingston University) 2012
THE INVISIBLE SHOW II Latitude Festival/Edinburgh Fringe 2011
WUTHERING HEIGHTS BBC Radio 3 2011
THE SHROUDING OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Connaught Productions/Frinton Summer Theatre 2011
THE OLD SPIES BBC Radio 4 2011
GET CARTER Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes and Courtyard London 2011
THE KANE CONSPIRACY BBC Radio 4, 2010
CHANGING ROOMS Frinton Summer Theatre, 2010
THE INVISIBLE SHOW Red Shift, Latitude Festival & Westival, 2010
THE FALL OF MAN Red Shift Theatre Co Edinburgh & London 2009
THE RAILWAY SIDING BBC Radio 4 2009 (published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical)
REP BBC Radio 4 2009
THE QUEST BBC Radio 4 serial 2009
ALL PASSION SPENT BBC Radio 4 serial 2009
VERTIGO (revised) Nottingham Playhouse 2008
A NIGHT WITH JOHNNY STOMPANATO BBC Radio 4 2008
CARAVAN (script and artistic associate) Giffords Circus 2008
THE LEVANT TRILOGY BBC Radio 4 2008
FAUST (dark farce reworking) BBC Radio 4 serial 2008
THE INVENTION OF DR CAKE BBC Radio4 2007
THE LOVED ONE BBC Radio4 2007
VERTIGO Red Shift Theatre Co 2006
MASTER AND MAN BBC Radio4 2006
GET CARTER Red Shift Theatre Co 2005
FAMILY COVER BBC Radio4 2005
THE THIRD MAN Red Shift Theatre Co 2004
OLD WORLD BBC Radio4 2004
MORT D’ARTHUR Red Shift Theatre Co 2003
NO CONFERRING BBC Radio4 2003
FIRST HUMAN HEART TRANSPLANT BBC Radio4 2003
ANGELS AMONG THE TREES Nottingham Playhouse 2002
STRANGERS AND BROTHERS BBC Radio 4 (10 x 1hr eps) 2002/2003
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY Red Shift Theatre Co 2001 (published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical)
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY Red Shift Theatre Co 2001
THE FLANDERS PANEL BBC Radio4 2001
BECAUSE IT’S THERE Nottingham Playhouse 2000
NAPLES 44 BBC Radio 4 2000
NOSFERATU THE VISITOR Red Shift Theatre Co 2000
MURKE’S COLLECTED SILENCES BBC Radio4 2000
THE SURPRISE SUMMER BBC Radio4 serial 1999
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T BBC Radio4 serial 1999
KISS AND KIN BBC Radio4 1999
THE MONKEY’S PAW/ THE DARK Palace Theatre Watford 1999 (published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical)
THE FALL BBC Radio4 serial 1998
MR LOVEDAY’S LITTLE OUTING BBC Radio4 1998
SPRING TIDE BBC Radio4 serial 1998
THE BILL: COMING UP FOR AIR Thames TV 1998
THE ASPERN PAPERS Red Shift Theatre Co 1998
THE AFFAIR AT GROVER STATION BBC Radio4 1997
LES MISERABLES Red Shift Theatre Co 1997 (published by Samuel French/Concord Theatrical)
THE LIFTED VEIL BBC Radio4 1997
SEATON’S AUNT BBC Radio4 1996
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Red Shift Theatre Co 1994
DEATH IN VENICE Red Shift Theatre Co 1993
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Red Shift/Microsoft Corporation
THE HAMMER RS/BBC R3/Essential Music 1991/1993
THE MACBETH PROJECT Site specific Edinburgh, Sponsor Fisons, 1990
THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST (Ed Fest Fringe First Award) Red Shift Theatre Co 1987
THE DOUBLE Red Shift Theatre Co 1986
ECLIPSED Red Shadow Films (short feature) 1985
1984 (1st authorised stage version) Surrey University/SE Arts 1984
THE FATED East End Theatre Group 1978

All directing up to 2023 (Commissioned, Produced and Published Original Plays and Adaptations)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (revival) Chung Ying Theatre Company HK 2022/3
THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN Rose Bruford Acting School 2019
DON QUIXOTE Creation Theatre Site Spec Show at Oxford’s Covered Market 2019
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING E15 Acting School 2019
BRAVE NEW WORLD Creation Theatre site-spec + headphones 2018
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR Creation Theatre site-spec 2017
A TALE OF TWO CITIES : BLOOD FOR BLOOD Chung Ying Theatre Company HK & Edinburgh, 2016
JEKYLL & HYDE Chung Ying Theatre Company Hong Kong and London 2015
MACBETH Creation Theatre Company, Oxford, 2014
LES MISEABLES GSA/Surrey University, 2014
THE GOD OF CARNAGE Contexture Productions, 2013
WOYZECK Rose Theatre Kingston (Kingston University, 2013)
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY GSA/Surrey University 2012
CHARLEY’S AUNT Connaught Productions/Frinton Summer Theatre 2012
THE QUEST Rose Theatre Kingston (Kingston University, 2012)
THE INVISIBLE SHOW II Red Shift, Latitude and Edinburgh Festivals, 2011
DANGEROUS OBSESSION Connaught Productions at Frinton Summer Theatre 2011
NOSFERATU THE VISITOR E15 Acting School, 2010
CHANGING ROOMS Frinton Summer Theatre 2010
THE INVISIBLE SHOW Red Shift at The Latitude Festival and Westival, 2010
THE FALL OF MAN Red Shift Theatre Company, London & Edinburgh 2009, revived 2010
LULU E15 Acting School, Essex University 2008
THE DECORATOR Frinton Summer Festival Theatre 2008
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Frinton Summer Festival Theatre 2008
CARAVAN Giffords Circus 2008 (Artistic Associate)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2007 -2008
ANIMAL FARM Middlesex University 2008
GASLIGHT Frinton Summer Festival Theatre 2007
VERTIGO Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2006 – 2007
GET CARTER Red Shift touring and Ed Fest 2005-2006
THE THIRD MAN Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2004 – 2005
BARTLEBY (revival) Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2003
THE MORT D’ ARTHUR Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2002
THE LOVE CHILD Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2002
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2001 – 2002
NOSFERATU THE VISITOR Red Shift Theatre Co touring 2000
FIRST QUARTO HAMLET Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1999 – 2000
POOR MRS PEPYS Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1998
ASPERN PAPERS Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1998
LES MISERABLES Red Shift touring and Ed Fest 1997
NOISES OFF Brewhouse Theatre Productions 1996
BARTLEBY (festival prize) Red Shift touring and Ed Fest 1996
HANSEL AND GRETEL Lyric Theatre Hammersmith 1995
RED PRINCESS Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1995
GEORGE DANDIN Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1995
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1994
LE MISANTHROPE New Rep Boston USA 1994
DEATH IN VENICE Red Shift touring and Ed Fest 1994
MACBETH (revival) Hong Kong Arts Centre 1993
MACBETH (revival) (festival prize) World Theatre Fest Santiago Chile 1993
THE HAMMER BBC Radio 3/Essential Music 1993
MACBETH Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1993
A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Microsoft Corporation 1992
ORLANDO Red Shift touring and Ed Fest 1992
THE WAY OF ALL FLESH (revival) Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1992
THE MACBETH PROJECT Red Shift site-specific Edinburgh 1991
THE HAMMER Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1991
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FANNY HILL Red Shift/Northern Stage touring 1991
THE WAY OF ALL FLESH Red Shift/Nottinghamshire Stages 1990
PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD Lyric Theatre Belfast 1990
THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING ALRA 1990
LULU Red Shift/BAC Ed Fest and touring 1990
LOOT CSSD Embassy Theatre 1990
ROAD Red Shift YPT Ed Fest and RNT 1989
FRIDA AND DIEGO (Ed fringe first) RS/Warehouse Ed Fest and touring 1989
TIMON OF ATHENS (time out award) RS/Warehouse Ed Fest and touring 1988
LE MISANTHROPE (Ed fringe first) Red Shift/Warehouse Croydon
COWBOYS Red Shift Ed Fest and touring 1988
THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST (fringe first) RS/Warehouse Ed Fest and touring 1987
THE MILL ON THE FLOSS Red Shift Ed Fest and touring 1987
SPRING AWAKENING Red Shift YPT Ed Fest and London 1987
THE DOUBLE Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1986
THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN Red Shift YPT Ed Fest 1986
ROMEO AND JULIET Red Shift Ed Fest & touring 1985 – 1986
ECLIPSED Red Shadow Films (cinemas & TV) 1985
SPRING AWAKENING Bridge Lane Theatre London 1986
BROKEN ENGLISH Red Shift Ed Fest and touring 1984
X EQUALS MURDER Red Shift Ed Fest and touring 1984
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (II) Red Shift Ed Fest and touring 1984
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1983
THE MASK Red Shift Theatre Co touring 1983
FEARS AND MISERIES… THIRD REICH Elephant Theatre London 1983
PLANET X East End TG/Old Red Lion 1982
THE FATED East End Theatre Group 1981
NO PASARAN (festival prize) National Students Drama Festival 1989
SECRET IDENTITIES East End TG Chats Palace 1980
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Free Form Arts Trust Ltd 1978
COCKS AND HENS Warehouse Theatre Croydon 1978
BAD DREAM IN AN OLD HOTEL Theatre Upstairs Royal Court 1977
THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN Assist Dir Royal Court Theatre 1977

Other

Lighting Designer 1976-Present, clients inc Royal Court Theatre, Royal Court Young Peoples Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, National Student Drama Festival, Free Form Arts Trust, Chat’s Palace, Cochrane Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre, Red Shift Theatre Company, The Gate Theatre. Film and Video Maker working with disadvantaged young people in urban and secure settings.

Some quotes

Get Carter:
“Holloway keeps it moving at such a lick that the emotional outlines emerge stark and clear, and as graphic as a streak of blood on a breezeblock wall.” – The Scotsman

Guardian interview with James Purefoy, lead in the HBO series ‘Rome’: “He showed me a lot that I still carry with me today; he was my big inspiration” – The Guardian

The Loved One:
“Jonathan Holloway’s adaptation glistened from the off and I was sorry when it ended” – The Guardian. “Bliss…*****” – The Financial Times. “a splendid production… outstanding” – The Daily Telegraph

Nicholas Nickleby:
“Jonathan Holloway’s brilliant production makes such sense… this brilliant tribute to a great novelist who was also a mighty campaigner for social compassion.” – The Scotsman

Vertigo:
“taut and wonderfully atmospheric” – The Guardian. Critic’s Choice – The Independent. Critic’s Choice – Time Out. “Visual genius and superb staging… a classic triumph, a superbly adapted masterpiece and a must-see theatre production” – BBC Radio 4