WHO WE ARE

HOLLYSTHEATRE

Release your imagination and come with us on a journey to far off lands, and do battle with Captain Hook with the Lost Boys cheering you on. 

Fall down the Rabbit Hole and follow the White Rabbits adventure with Alice.

Come play games with us and make new friends or come with old and see your team/ship mates and explore all the fun you can have in our Theatre.

Make it your Theatre!

Discover a whole world in your own imagination and create plays and theatre with improvisation.

Develop your confidence to read in class.

Join us because we are FUN!

  • Pre-School Theatre that follows the E.Y.F.S to support your childs development.

  • Youth Theatre

  • Private Tuition, L.A.M.D.A Examinations (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), exam preperation to support A'level and GCSE

HOLLYSTHEATRE

HOLLY COSTIN

Artistic Director

BA Hons Acting, East 15 Acting School

Member of L.A.M.D.A

Holly had a professional conservatoire training at ‘East 15 Acting School’ in London graduating in 2004 with a BA in Acting. Training for four years with many experienced directors such as Crispin Bonham-Carter, Dawn Walton and children’s theatre specialist Vicki Ireland (touring in Panto The Ugly Duckling), performing at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus in the West End. Later on that summer in the East End played Fanny Squirers in Nicholas Nickleby at Wiltons Music Hall.

 

Holly then went on to form, with a couple of her fellow graduates, ‘Short Straw Theatre Company’, thus named as all three of the Artistic Directors are quite petite.

As a Theatrical Practitioner, Actor and Co-Artistic Director of Short Straw Theatre Company Holly was responsible for creative production, sourcing Writers/ Directors and Actors, running workshops to groups of all ages, devising interactive shows, acting on stage for both Short Straw and other theatre companies.

 

Their most successful show was developed over a number of years and started out as a scratch at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), became Threads when it went to the Soho Theatre in the West End for development, for it to finally become Fates, premiering at Theatre 503 the following year. With the strap line ‘I’m scared of boxes, they killed my mother’. As well as the Co-Artistic Director Holly played Atropos and then Scooner throughout development and during the run.

 

With the company based in SE London, the Greenwich Playhouse was the base for the companies new writing and work in development hub, with the show Walthamstow Central, Holly both produced and played Victoria in the claustrophobic underground show. This production was closely followed with Kelly by Jenny Harrold.

 

Holly is passionate about all areas of the industry and before she chose drama school and became an actor, she she trained as a dancer and singer, with her first professional job being a backing vocalist on a country album. Holly writes her own shows and still occasionally performs them and has been a LAMDA tutor for the past 10 years.

 

Training is really important to Holly who regularly is found attending workshops on ground breaking theatre both nationally and internationally and is currently studying for her Post Graduate in Education.

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