Zachary Holton

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Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2013
Pat Ashworth
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Company Stage Manager
Theatre
A Song At Twilight
Steven Unwin
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2018 - 2019Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Jack And The Beanstalk
Bob Tomson
Qdos Entertainment
Liverpool Empire Theatre
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Shakespeare In Love
Philip Brean
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Sherlock Holmes The Final Curtain
David Grindley
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2017 - 2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Cinderella
Bob Tomson
Qdos Entertainment
Liverpool Empire Theatre
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Driving Miss Daisy
Richard Beecham
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Little Beasts
Jamie Hinde
Perfect Pitch Musicals Ltd
The Other Palace
2017Stage Manager
Theatre
Our Street Our Stage
Madeleine O'Reilly
Assemble Fest
Newland Road, Hull (City of Culture 2017)
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Abigail's Party
Sarah Esdaile
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2016 - 2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Carole Todd
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2016Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Relatively Speaking
Robin Herford
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
2016Company Stage Manager
Theatre
After Miss Julie
Anthony Banks
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2016Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Hobsons Choice
Jonathan Church
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2015 - 2016Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Cinderella
David Grindley
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2015Company Stage Manager
Tour
Bad JewsTheatre Royal Bath Productions
2015Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Talking HeadsTheatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
The Kings SpeechMark Goucher Ltd
UK Tour
2014 - 2015Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Snow WhiteQdos Entertainment
Swansea Grand Theatre
2014Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The HypochondriacTheatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2014Tour Manager
Theatre
Frank Skinner "Man In A Suit"Avalon Television Ltd
George Square Theatre
2014Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Another CountryTheatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2014Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
PygmalionTheatre Royal Bath Productions
UK Tour
2013C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Beauty & The BeastJordan Productions Ltd.
King's Lynn Corn Exchange
2013Technical Stage Manager
Tour
The Private Ear & The Public EyeThe Original Theatre Company
UK & Ireland Tour
2013Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The Private Ear & The Public EyeYvonne Arnaud Theatre
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2013Festival Crew
Theatre
Buxton FestivalBuxton Opera House
Buxton
2012 - 2013Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Spring AwakeningIcarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2012 - 2013Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Romeo & JulietIcarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2011 - 2012C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Jack & The BeanstalkPaul Holman Associates
Marina Theatre Lowestoft
2011 - 2012Company Stage Manager
Theatre
MacbethIcarus Theatre Collective
UK & Ireland Tour
2011C.S.M. (Understudy Father Jack)
Theatre
Dancing at LughnasaThe Original Theatre Company
UK Tour
2010 - 2011C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
Snow WhitePaul Holman Associates
Marina Theatre Lowestoft
2010Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Journey's EndOriginal Theatre Company & Icarus Theatre Collective
UK Tour
2009 - 2010C.S.M. (On Book)
Theatre
CinderellaPaul Holman Associates
Palace Theatre Newark
2010Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Importance of Being OscarThe Original Theatre Company
UK & Ireland Tour
2010Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Madness of King George IIIIcarus/Original/Blackeyed
UK Tour
2009Stage Manager (On Book)
Theatre
OthelloOriginal Theatre Company & Icarus Theatre Collective
UK Tour
2009Director
Tour
EmmaHeartbreak productions
UK Tour (Open Air)
2008Deputy Production Manager
Theatre
Animal Farm / Much Ado About NothingCreation Theatre Company
Oxford Castle (Open Air)
2007 - 2008Tour Manager
Theatre
The Eva Cassidy Story & A Viennese Strauss GalaTheatre Productions
Uk & Ireland Tour
1994 - 1995Director
Theatre
CinderellaCity Varieties, Leeds
City Varieties Music Hall
1994Stage Manager
Theatre
Blue Remembered Hills / The Servant of Two Masters / Macbeth & The Wind In The WillowsSheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
1993Director
Theatre
Merlins Missing MagicWorks Outing Theatre Company
South Yorkshire Community Touring Pantomime
1993Assistant Director
Theatre
Othello34th Ludlow Festival
Ludlow Castle (Open Air)
1993Assistant Director
Theatre
Opera ShowcaseNational Opera Studio
Queen Elizabeth Hall London
1992 - 1993Assistant Director
Theatre
Peter PanSheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
1992Director
Theatre
Poetry ReadingsSheffield Literary Festival
Sheffield Libraries
1991 - 1992Assistant Director
Theatre
Jack & The BeanstalkNottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse
1991Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Aboriginal & Islander Dance Theatre of AustrailiaRoundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1991Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Commonlore StorytellersRoundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1991Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Frankie's FriendsRoundabout
Nottinghamshire Schools
1985 - 1986Acting A.S.M.
Theatre
85/86 SeasonNottingham Playhouse
Nottingham Playhouse
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1985Secondary EducationChilwell Comprehensive School

    Additional Skills

    Full Driving Licence

    Referees

    'available on request'

    Industry Awards

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

    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.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    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 Wardrobe Supervisor

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