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Michael Holt’s design career has taken him to theatres throughout the United Kingdom and the World for productions of opera, ballet and drama.
He has been associated with playwright Alan Ayckbourn at his theatre in Scarborough for over 20 years. His numerous designs for this author/director include Taking Steps, Wolf at the Door, Man of the Moment, Time and the Conways, A Doll’s House, and the much praised Othello with Michael Gambon. He also designed the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s Seasons Greetings at the Joyce Theatre, New York.
Other international credits include opera productions for: the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen; the Avignon Festival; ballet designs for the Hong Kong Ballet Company; and many plays for Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, Norway and the Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas, and Vienna’s English Theatre.
Most acclaimed among his ballet designs are The Sleeping Beauty, Madam Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet for Northern Ballet. Michael’s notable designs for opera include of La Bohème (Sadler’s Wells Theatre), Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd (Brisbane) and Vaughn Williams’ Pilgrims Progress (the Royal Opera House). His West End credits include Absurd Person Singular (Whitehall Theatre), The Glory of the Garden (Duke of York’s Theatre), Rough Justice (Apollo Theatre), and June Moon (Vaudeville Theatre). He designed Julius Caesar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the highly successful centennial touring production of Charley’s Aunt. He has received much acclaim for the design of the long-running West End success The Woman in Black.
Michael Holt was a senior lecturer in the Department of Drama At Manchester University for 25 years . He has written a number of books on stage and costume design and has published a book on the plays of Alan Ayckbourn. Michael is currently working on a series of books about design for the plays of William Shakespeare.