Peter J Holland is currently the Producer of West London’s largest producing theatre the Lyric Hammersmith.
Peter joined the Lyric Hammersmith leading on a series of opening events to make the successful completion of the £20 million pound capital development project that had seen the building closed for 18 months. Other productions whilst working at the Lyric Hammersmith include Secret Theatre’s Stab in the Dark by Joel Horwood, Tipping the Velvet by Laura Wade and directed by Lyndsey Turner, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, the Lyric/Filter production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream including the forthcoming international tour to Brisbane and Dublin festivals. Peter is currently working with director Ellen McDougall to produce this year’s pantomime, Aladdin.
Peter is also the lead producer and programmer of the Little Lyric Children’s season which includes productions from a plethora of high quality children theatre groups from across the country including, M6 Theatre, Blunderbus Theatre Company, Topsy Turvy and Theatre Alibi.
Previous to the Lyric Peter was the General Manager for The Birmingham Stage Company for four years.
Working within the small office on Regent Street, London, Peter worked with the company on UK touring productions such as James and the Giant Peach directed by Nikolai Foster, Philip Pullman’s The Firework Makers Daughter, Bagpuss with Soho Theatre, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and Tom’s Midnight Garden. Peter is also responsible in securing the rights for David Walliams’ hugely popular title Gangsta Granny which is currently in it’s second year of a UK National Tour.
Peter was the General Manager for both West End productions of Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part One & Part Two at the Garrick Theatre London. Both productions of the popular series by author Terry Deary have maintained critical acclaim in their seasons, earning the company the official title for the Longest Running Children's show in West End history.
The Horrible Histories brand has seen work on over 12 productions under this title including the World Premiere of Terry Deary's Horrible Christmas, Horrible Histories Barmy Britain at Kensington Palace, West End Live and annual visits to the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park.
Peter has extensive knowledge of management on international touring having overseen productions to New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and most recently in Australia which he returns to this Autumn with the Lyric Hammersmith.
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