Holly graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2011 with a First Class Honours in Theatre Design. She was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design and also completed a year long placement as a Trainee Designer with the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a set and costume designer she has worked for various venues and companies, including the Royal Opera House, Young Vic, Trafalgar Studios and Salisbury Playhouse. Her recent design work includes Skin A Cat (Bunker Theatre), Flashes (Soho Theatre), Constellations (Theatre Municipal De Fontainebleau) and a collaboration with Madeleine Girling on the design of a new theatre space for The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol.
DESIGN FOR STAGE
La Scala Di Seta (Linbury Studio, ROH); The Island (Young Vic/JMK award); Klippies + East of Berlin (Southwark Playhouse); Skin A Cat (Vault Festival + Bunker Theatre); Now This Is Not The End, Handel Furioso, Façade, Eight Songs For A Mad King and The Sound Of A Voice (Arcola); Constellations (Theatre Municipal De Fontainebleau); Die Fledermaus (Kings Head Theatre/OperaUpClose); Elegy For A Lady and The Yalta Game (Salisbury Playhouse); Fleabag (Soho Theatre + UK Tour); Flashes (Soho Theatre); Tether (Underbelly + Omnibus Theatre); Below The Belt (Pleasance Courtyard and Omnibus Theatre); The Prophet (Gate Theatre); Sex With A Stranger (Trafalgar Studios); Lean (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Cage Birds (LAMDA’s Linbury Studio); Who’s Afraid Of Rachel Roberts (Torch Theatre); Hitchcock Blonde (Chapter Arts Centre).
Holly regularly assists Alex Eales, and has also worked for Es Devlin, Chloe Lamford, Max Jones, Niki Turner, Tom Piper, Colin Richmond, Tom Scutt, Alison Chitty and Sean Crowley in both assistant and associate roles.
DESIGN FOR SPACE
Alongside friend and collaborator Madeleine Girling, Holly works as an interior and spatial designer.
Balls & Company (Greek Street, Soho); The Wardrobe Theatre (Oldmarket, Bristol)
DESIGN FOR SCREEN
Holly regularly works as art director for production company Dusthouse, creating short films and trailers for the performing arts industry. They have most recently collaborated on a Lucy Rose music video (photos + video coming soon).
POSH (Nottingham Playhouse); FE: Tempest, Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Boris Godunov, The Orphan Of Zhao, The Winters Tale, Hamlet (The Royal Shakespeare Company)