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Sean Holmes

Director

Sean is currently Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe and Associate Creative Director at Histrionic Productions. Prior to this he was the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith from 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: 2021
Production (role):
METAMORPHOSES
Company:
The Globe
Project details:
Co-Director with Holly Race Roughan

Written by Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, Sabrina Mahfouz
Date: 2021
Production (role):
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Company:
Home Manchester
Project details:
By William Shakespeare
Date: 2021
Production (role):
TWELFTH NIGHT
Company:
The Globe
Project details:
By William Shakespeare
Date: 2019
Production (role):
GHOST STORIES
Company:
Ambassadors Theatre Run
Project details:
By Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
Company:
Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre
Project details:
Play by Sean O’Casey
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: 2021
    Production (role): METAMORPHOSES
    Company: The Globe
    Project details: Co-Director with Holly Race Roughan

    Written by Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, Sabrina Mahfouz
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    Company: Home Manchester
    Project details: By William Shakespeare
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): TWELFTH NIGHT
    Company: The Globe
    Project details: By William Shakespeare
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): GHOST STORIES
    Company: Ambassadors Theatre Run
    Project details: By Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
    Company: Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre
    Project details: Play by Sean O’Casey
  • 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: