Jonathan Holloway

A professional Writer and Director working in theatre and audio drama.  Jonathan founded and was for 30 years Artistic Director of Arts Council funded company, Red Shift, 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 making new work founded in European visual and physical theatre traditions for Hong Kong and international touring.  Jonathan has written copiously for BBC radio drama including a season of original plays for the Orwell centenary and a new adaptation of 1984, which won First Prize at the Prix Italia.  New BBC plays 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), ambitious live site-specific Creation Theatre productions of his BBC versions of 1984 and BRAVE NEW WORLD, and a reimagining of DON QUIXOTE featuring two 007 obsessed struggling retirees.  He is currently writing a new version of HG Wells’ THE TIME MACHINE, working in collaboration with scientists from The Wellcome Trust.




London (Greater London)



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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
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
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
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 (pub S French)
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 (pub S French)
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
THE FATED East End Theatre Group

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