Jonathan Holloway


Jonathan founded and was for 30 years Artistic Director of Arts Council funded company, Red Shift Theatre Co, with whom he won three consecutive Edinburgh Fringe Firsts and The Shakespeare Prize at Chile’s World Festival of Theatre.  Theatre writing and direction ranges from traditional formats to crowd-embedded performance, pocket musicals, circus, landmark reinventions of classics and most recently making new work founded in European visual and physical theatre traditions for Hong Kong and international touring.  Jonathan has written over a hundred hours of radio including a season of original BBC plays for the Orwell centenary and a new adaptation of 1984, which won First Prize at the Prix Italia.  New plays for the BBC have celebrated the Arthur Miller centenary and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Recent work as an adaptor, director and performer has included TALE OF TWO CITIES: BLOOD FOR BLOOD (Hong Kong and Edinburgh Festival) and a site-specific live production of his 1984 which played to full houses every night of its 4 week run.

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