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Sean Holmes

Director

Sean took over as Artisitc Director of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 2009 – 2018

Other Positions held: Associate Director of Oxford Stage Company 2001 – 2006, Assistant Director Royal Shakespeare Company 1995 – 1997, Trainee Director for the Orange Tree Theatre 1992 – 1994.

Credits

THEATRE
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre
Date: 2017-2018
Production (role):
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Christmas Panto
Date: 2017
Production (role):
THE SEAGULL
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
A new version by Simon Stephens
Date: 2017
Production (role):
TERROR
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Play by Ferdinand von Schirach
Date: 2017
Production (role):
SHOPPING & F***ING
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Play by Mark Ravenhill

Starring Alex Arnold, Sam Spruell, Sophie Wu
Date: 2016
Production (role):
HERONS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Play by Simon Stephens
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
Company:
The Abbey Theatre
Project details:
Play by Sean O’Casey
Date: 2015-16
Production (role):
BUGSY MALONE
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Play by Sir Alan Parker

Words & Music by Paul Williams
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 1: WOYZECK
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Georg Büchner
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 2: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Tennessee Williams
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 3: CHAMBER PIECE
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Caroline Bird
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 5: A SERIES OF INCREASINGLY IMPOSSIBLE ACTS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith / Edinburgh Fringe / The Tricycle
Date: 2014-15
Production (role):
SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 7: A STAB IN THE DARK
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Joel Horwood
Date: 2013
Production (role):
DRUMBELLY
Company:
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Project details:
By Richard Dormer
Date: 2012
Production (role):
CINDERELLA
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
Pantomime

By Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Date: 2012
Production (role):
DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Eugene O’Neill
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MORNING
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Simon Stephens
Date: 2012
Production (role):
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith / Filter Theatre
Project details:
By William Shakespeare
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SAVED
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Edward Bond

Nominated What’s On Stage Award Best Revival
Date: 2010
Production (role):
A THOUSAND STARS EXPLODE IN THE SKY
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens
Date: 2010
Production (role):
BLASTED
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Sarah Kane

Starring Danny Webb, Aidan Kelly and Lydia Wilson

Won the Olivier Award 2011 for Outstanding achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Date: 2010
Production (role):
GHOST STORIES
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman

Transferred to Duke of Yorks Theatre, London and the Panasonic Theatre, Toronto
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THREE SISTERS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith / Filter Theatre
Date: 2009
Production (role):
COMEDIANS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith
Project details:
By Trevor Griffiths
Date: 2008
Production (role):
LOOT
Company:
The Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
By Joe Orton
Date: 2008
Production (role):
TREASURE ISLAND
Company:
The Novello Theatre
Date: 2008
Production (role):
TWELFTH NIGHT
Company:
Tricycle Theatre / European & UK Tour / RSC / Filter Theatre Company
Date: 2008
Production (role):
PORNOGRAPHY
Company:
The Traverse / Birmingham Rep
Project details:
By Simon Stephens
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE ENGLISH GAME
Company:
Headlong Theatre
Project details:
By Richard Bean
Date: 2008
Production (role):
THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK
Company:
The Donmar Warehouse
Project details:
By Arthur Miller
Date: 2007
Production (role):
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
Company:
The Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
By Ron Hutchinson
Date: 2007
Production (role):
THE ENTERTAINER
Company:
Old Vic Theatre
Project details:
By John Osborne
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
Company:
National Theatre / Filter Theatre Company / Tour / Cottesloe Theatre
Project details:
Bertolt Brecht in a version by Frank McGuinness
Date: 2006
Production (role):
JULIUS CAESAR
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford
Date: 2005
Production (role):
CLEANSED
Company:
Oxford Stage Company / Arcola Theatre
Project details:
By Sarah Kane
Date: 2005
Production (role):
TRANSLATIONS
Company:
Royal National Theatre / Tour / Cottesloe Theatre
Project details:
By Brian Friel
Date: 2005
Production (role):
INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
By David Eldridge
Date: 2005
Production (role):
A NEW WAY TO PLEASE YOU
Company:
Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford / The Swan Stratford /
Project details:
By Thomas Middleton

Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
Date: 2004
Production (role):
HOME
Company:
Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
Project details:
By David Storey
Date: 2004
Production (role):
THE PRICE
Company:
ACT / National Tour
Project details:
By Arthur Miller
Date: 2004
Production (role):
SINGER
Company:
Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
By Peter Flannery
Date: 2003
Production (role):
THE PRICE
Company:
Apollo Theatre
Project details:
By Arthur Miller

West End transfer
Date: 2003
Production (role):
SERGEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
Company:
Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
Date: 2003
Production (role):
RICHARD III
Company:
RSC Main House
Date: 2003
Production (role):
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Company:
RSC Main House
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE PRICE
Company:
The Tricycle Theatre
Project details:
By Arthur Miller
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE MENTALISTS
Company:
Lyttleton Theatre
Project details:
By Richard Bean

Transformations Season
Date: 2002
Production (role):
ROMAN ACTOR
Company:
RSC / Swan Theatre / Guilgud Theatre / West End
Project details:
By Philip Massinger
Date: 2001
Production (role):
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Company:
Chichester Festival Theatre
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE COMEDIANS
Company:
Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
Project details:
By Trevor Griffiths
Date: 2001
Production (role):
IN CELEBRATION
Company:
The Minerva, Chichester
Project details:
By David Storey
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE CONTRACTOR
Company:
Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
Project details:
By David Storey
Date: 2001
Production (role):
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Company:
Royal National Theatre / Education Tour
Date: 2000
Production (role):
ARISTOCRATS
Company:
The Minerva, Chichester
Project details:
By Brian Friel
Date: 2000
Production (role):
THE SEA
Company:
The Minerva, Chichester
Project details:
By Edward Bond
Date: 2000
Production (role):
AS YOU LIKE IT
Company:
Royal National Theatre / Education Tour

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017-2018
    Production (role): JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Christmas Panto
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): THE SEAGULL
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: A new version by Simon Stephens
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): TERROR
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Play by Ferdinand von Schirach
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): SHOPPING & F***ING
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Play by Mark Ravenhill

    Starring Alex Arnold, Sam Spruell, Sophie Wu
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): HERONS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Play by Simon Stephens
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
    Company: The Abbey Theatre
    Project details: Play by Sean O’Casey
  • Date: 2015-16
    Production (role): BUGSY MALONE
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Play by Sir Alan Parker

    Words & Music by Paul Williams
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 1: WOYZECK
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Georg Büchner
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 2: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Tennessee Williams
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 3: CHAMBER PIECE
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Caroline Bird
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 5: A SERIES OF INCREASINGLY IMPOSSIBLE ACTS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith / Edinburgh Fringe / The Tricycle
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014-15
    Production (role): SECRET THEATRE - SHOW 7: A STAB IN THE DARK
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Joel Horwood
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): DRUMBELLY
    Company: The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
    Project details: By Richard Dormer
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): CINDERELLA
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: Pantomime

    By Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Eugene O’Neill
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MORNING
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Simon Stephens
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith / Filter Theatre
    Project details: By William Shakespeare
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SAVED
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Edward Bond

    Nominated What’s On Stage Award Best Revival
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): A THOUSAND STARS EXPLODE IN THE SKY
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): BLASTED
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Sarah Kane

    Starring Danny Webb, Aidan Kelly and Lydia Wilson

    Won the Olivier Award 2011 for Outstanding achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): GHOST STORIES
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman

    Transferred to Duke of Yorks Theatre, London and the Panasonic Theatre, Toronto
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THREE SISTERS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith / Filter Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): COMEDIANS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith
    Project details: By Trevor Griffiths
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): LOOT
    Company: The Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: By Joe Orton
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): TREASURE ISLAND
    Company: The Novello Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): TWELFTH NIGHT
    Company: Tricycle Theatre / European & UK Tour / RSC / Filter Theatre Company
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): PORNOGRAPHY
    Company: The Traverse / Birmingham Rep
    Project details: By Simon Stephens
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE ENGLISH GAME
    Company: Headlong Theatre
    Project details: By Richard Bean
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK
    Company: The Donmar Warehouse
    Project details: By Arthur Miller
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
    Company: The Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: By Ron Hutchinson
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): THE ENTERTAINER
    Company: Old Vic Theatre
    Project details: By John Osborne
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
    Company: National Theatre / Filter Theatre Company / Tour / Cottesloe Theatre
    Project details: Bertolt Brecht in a version by Frank McGuinness
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): JULIUS CAESAR
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): CLEANSED
    Company: Oxford Stage Company / Arcola Theatre
    Project details: By Sarah Kane
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): TRANSLATIONS
    Company: Royal National Theatre / Tour / Cottesloe Theatre
    Project details: By Brian Friel
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): INCOMPLETE AND RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: By David Eldridge
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): A NEW WAY TO PLEASE YOU
    Company: Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford / The Swan Stratford /
    Project details: By Thomas Middleton

    Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): HOME
    Company: Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
    Project details: By David Storey
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): THE PRICE
    Company: ACT / National Tour
    Project details: By Arthur Miller
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): SINGER
    Company: Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: By Peter Flannery
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): THE PRICE
    Company: Apollo Theatre
    Project details: By Arthur Miller

    West End transfer
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): SERGEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
    Company: Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): RICHARD III
    Company: RSC Main House
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): MEASURE FOR MEASURE
    Company: RSC Main House
    Project details:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE PRICE
    Company: The Tricycle Theatre
    Project details: By Arthur Miller
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE MENTALISTS
    Company: Lyttleton Theatre
    Project details: By Richard Bean

    Transformations Season
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): ROMAN ACTOR
    Company: RSC / Swan Theatre / Guilgud Theatre / West End
    Project details: By Philip Massinger
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Company: Chichester Festival Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE COMEDIANS
    Company: Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
    Project details: By Trevor Griffiths
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): IN CELEBRATION
    Company: The Minerva, Chichester
    Project details: By David Storey
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE CONTRACTOR
    Company: Oxford Stage Company / National Tour
    Project details: By David Storey
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    Company: Royal National Theatre / Education Tour
    Project details:
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): ARISTOCRATS
    Company: The Minerva, Chichester
    Project details: By Brian Friel
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): THE SEA
    Company: The Minerva, Chichester
    Project details: By Edward Bond
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): AS YOU LIKE IT
    Company: Royal National Theatre / Education Tour
    Project details: