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Zachary Holton

Zachary Holton

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 - 2018 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Cinderella
Bob Tompson
Qdos Entertainment
Liverpool Empire Theatre
2017 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Driving Miss Daisy
Richard Beecham
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
Tour
2017 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Little Beasts
Jamie Hinde
Perfect Pitch Musicals Ltd
The Other Palace
2017 Stage Manager
Theatre
Our Street Our Stage
Madeleine O'Reilly
Assemble Fest
Newland Road, Hull (City of Culture 2017)
2017 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Abigail's Party
Sarah Esdaile
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
UK Tour
2016 - 2017 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Carole Todd
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2016 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Relatively Speaking
Robin Herford
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
2016 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
After Miss Julie
Anthony Banks
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
Tour
2016 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Hobsons Choice
Jonathan Church
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
Tour
2015 - 2016 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Cinderella
David Grindley
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2015 Company Stage Manager
Tour
Bad Jews
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
2015 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Talking Heads
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
Tour
2015 Stage Manager
Theatre
The Kings Speech
Mark Goucher Ltd.
UK Tour
2014 - 2015 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Snow White
QDOS Entertainment
Swansea Grand Theatre
2014 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Hypochondriac
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
Tour
2014 Tour Manager
Theatre
Frank Skinner "Man In A Suit"
Avalon Promotions Ltd.
George Square Theatre
2014 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Another Country
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
UK Tour
2014 Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Pygmalion
Bath Theatre Royal Productions
UK Tour
2013 C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Beauty & The Beast
Jordan Productions Ltd.
King's Lynn Corn Exchange
2013 Technical Stage Manager
Tour
The Private Ear & The Public Eye
Original Theatre Company
UK & Ireland Tour
2013 Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The Private Ear & The Public Eye
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Management Ltd.
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2013 Festival Crew
Theatre
Buxton Festival
Buxton Opera House
Buxton
2012 - 2013 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Spring Awakening
Icarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2012 - 2013 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet
Icarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2011 - 2012 C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Jack & The Beanstalk
Paul Holman Associates
Marina Theatre Lowestoft
2011 - 2012 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Macbeth
Icarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2011 C.S.M. (Understudy Father Jack)
Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa
Original Theatre Company
UK Tour
2010 - 2011 C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Snow White
Paul Holman Associates
Marina Theatre Lowestoft
2010 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Journey's End
Original Theatre Company & Icarus Theatre Collective
UK Tour
2009 - 2010 C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Cinderella
Paul Holman Associates
Palace Theatre Newark
2010 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Importance of Being Oscar
Original Theatre Company
UK & Ireland Tour
2010 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Madness of King George III
Icarus/Original/Blackeyed
UK Tour
2009 Stage Manager (On Book)
Theatre
Othello
Original Theatre Company & Icarus Theatre Collective
UK Tour
2009 Director
Tour
Emma
Heartbreak Productions
UK Tour (Open Air)
2008 Deputy Production Manager
Theatre
Animal Farm / Much Ado About Nothing
Creation Theatre Company
Oxford Castle (Open Air)
2007 - 2008 Tour Manager
Theatre
The Eva Cassidy Story & A Viennese Strauss Gala
Theatre Productions Ltd.
Uk & Ireland Tour
1994 - 1995 Director
Theatre
Cinderella
City Varieties, Leeds
City Varieties Music Hall
1994 Stage Manager
Theatre
Blue Remembered Hills / The Servant of Two Masters / Macbeth & The Wind In The Willows
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
1993 Director
Theatre
Merlins Missing Magic
Works Outing Theatre Company
South Yorkshire Community Touring Pantomime
1993 Assistant Director
Theatre
Othello
34th Ludlow Festival
Ludlow Castle (Open Air)
1993 Assistant Director
Theatre
Opera Showcase
National Opera Studio
Queen Elizabeth Hall London
1992 - 1993 Assistant Director
Theatre
Peter Pan
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
1992 Director
Theatre
Poetry Readings
Sheffield Literary Festival
Sheffield Libraries
1991 - 1992 Assistant Director
Theatre
Jack & The Beanstalk
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse
1991 Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Aboriginal & Islander Dance Theatre of Austrailia
Roundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1991 Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Commonlore Storytellers
Roundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1991 Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Frankie's Friends
Roundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1985 - 1986 Acting A.S.M.
Theatre
85/86 Season
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 1985
    Secondary Education
    Chilwell Comprehensive School

About me

Zachary Holton

2015 has Zac celebrating 30 years working in professional theatre. Starting at the tender age of 15 by securing for himself the sponsorship from a local firm, this enabled him to work as an acting ASM for the Nottingham Playhouse. It was here he made his acting debut in the world stage premier of Room at the Top (1985) also appearing in Mother Goose (1985) and A Majority of One (1986). Following this he understudied the role of Gozark in the London Palladium production of Singin’ in the Rain with Tommy Steele at the Bristol and Birmingham Hippodromes, touring as far as the Shinjuku Koma Stadium in Tokyo.
On returning to the Nottingham Playhouse at the grand old age of 17, he continued his theatre education landing several acting roles including: Boo Radley in To Kill a Mocking Bird (1987) and Chad Gubbins in Lark Rise (1988) as well as playing various roles in The Hobbit, including Gandalf and Smaug the Dragon for the Nottingham Playhouse and two national tours (1989). Other credits for his early work in theatre at this time include: Scripting and Directing two end of season reviews and also writing and presenting the Family Fun Day Technical presentation (1991). Technical Stage Manager with the Roundabout TIE Company, touring Nottinghamshire schools with projects such as Frankie’s Friends, Commonlore Storytellers and The Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre of Australia; Sponsorship Co-ordinator and Assistant Director to Kenneth Alan Taylor for Jack and the Beanstalk (1993). The next two decades saw his continuation within the industry.
Film, radio and television credits include: Acting; on-screen presenter in Somewhere beginning with N… (Nottingham’s Tourist Information Film); A very Peculiar Practice (BBC); The Bill (Thames); Hard Cases and The Next Step (Central Television). Directing; Under Milk Wood for the Northern College Video Project (Works Outing Theatre Company). Writing and broadcasting for Nottinghamshire radio stations and various voiceover work (Mentorn Films), (Chrysalis TV).
Directing credits include: Assistant Director to Alan Cohen on Eight Opera’s performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank London (National Opera Studio). Assistant Director at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield to: Michael Rudman on Hamlet and Mansfield Park; Tim Luscombe on Oliver and to Alan Cohen on Peter Pan, the combination of which resulted in Zac being shortlisted for a position as a Staff Director for the National Theatre. Director: Merlin’s Missing Magic (South Yorkshire Community Touring Pantomime) and Poetry for the Sheffield Literary Festival.
Other credits include: Stage Management and Lighting Designer on various touring shows (Works Outing Theatre Company); Artistic Director and writer for Viva Mania (Viva Youth Theatre); Drama teacher (The River Leen School) and Head of Drama where he directed, for internal and external performances, productions such as Hairspray, A Slice of Saturday Night, The Positive Hour and Pravda (Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama).


The past five years has seen Zac continue his eclectic career by touring the UK & Ireland as Tour Manager with Strauss Gala and Over the Rainbow; the Eva Cassidy story with Faye Tozer (Theatre Productions); touring the United Kingdom and Ireland with The Importance of Being Oscar (Original Theatre Company). Playing the dastardly Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Little Theatre Sherringham); As Director for Jane Austen’s Emma (Heartbreak Productions); Company Stage Manager for Cinderella (Palace Theatre Newark), Snow White & Jack and the Beanstalk (Marina Theatre Lowestoft) and Stage Manager for Othello and the highly acclaimed Journey’s End, in which he also played the role of the Company Sergeant Major(Icarus Theatre Collective / Original Theatre Company). This year he was shortlisted for the Stage Management Associations Individual Award in recognition of his work on Journeys End . As Lord Thurlow in The Madness of King George III for its 2010 autumn tour opposite the late Mr Simon Ward. 2011/12 has seen him touring the UK with Dancing at Lughnasa as Company Stage Manager and understudy for Daragh O'Mally, Macbeth playing Duncan at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and UK & Ireland tour & Opening the 2012 German Shakespeare Festival at the Globe (Neuss) also with Icarus Theatre Collective touring 2012/13 as Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet. Outside of the theatre, Zac has a keen interest in gardening and still resides in Nottinghamshire with his wife Tracey and their three sons Sam, Nikolas & Tyler.

Additional Skills

Full Driving Licence

Industry Awards

Shortlisted Stage Manager of the year (2010) for "Journey's End" by The Stage Management Association.

Referees

'available on request'

Skills

Primary Job Title Company Stage Manager
Secondary Job Title Stage Manager
Job Titles Acting Coach, Artistic Director, Company Stage Manager, Director, Director, Assistant, Drama Tutor, Fundraiser, General Manager, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, Technical Stage Manager
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Educational Theatre, International Touring Theatre, National Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken English
Organisation Membership Equity
Experienced in Comedy, Drama, Festival, Fringe, Musicals, Opera, Pantomime, Revue, Shakespeare, Showcase, Tragedy
Interested in Cruises, European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked Yes (within last 12 months)

Professional Recommendations

  • JoJo Lewis
    JoJo Lewis · Wardrobe Supervisor

    Extremely friendly, helpful and great fun to work with. Also very reliable and conscientious. I would recommend Zac to any employer.