Sean Holmes

Sean is currently Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. Prior to this, he was the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith.

Previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019 and 2021), Henry VI and Richard III (2019, co-directed with Ilinca Radulian).

Work for the Lyric Hammersmith includes The Seagull, Terror, Shopping and Fucking, Bugsy Malone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour/Manchester Royal Exchange/Brisbane Festival/Dublin International Festival); Herons, Secret Theatre Shows 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7, Cinderella, Desire Under the Elms, Morning, Have I None, Saved, Blasted – winner Olivier Award 2011, Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Ghost Stories (also Duke of York’s/Liverpool Playhouse/Panasonic Theatre, Toronto/Arts Theatre); Three Sisters and Comedians.

In 2016 Sean directed The Plough and the Stars at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (also Irish/US Tour).

Sean was an Associate Director of the Oxford Stage Company from 2001 to 2006 and has also worked at the National Theatre, RSC, Tricycle, Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.