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Holly McFarlane

Creative Producer

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Holly has an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, and worked as an HR Advisor before deciding to pursue a less stable career in the theatre! She retrained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and co-founded Red Squash Theatre with Rory in 2015.

Theatre credits as a writer include: OOPSY DAISY (Red Squash Theatre), THE EBONY FRAME (part of TRILOGY OF HORRORS II, Tumble Dry Theatre), NUTS (Theatre N16) and STUFFED (Red Squash Theatre, co-written with Lucy Joy Russell).

Theatre credits as an actor include: TRILOGY OF ROMANCE (Tumble Dry Theatre), STUFFED (Red Squash Theatre), MACBEETH (Red Squash Theatre), CHEW (​Red Squash Theatre), INJURIES OF CLASS (Cut Throat Theatre), OTHELLO (Erratic Dramatics), ADAM’S EVE (Blued Ink Theatre), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (On the Verge Festival).

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Film credits include: DAGENHAM (Brit It Films), PRAWN (Rocket Room Productions), EVE (JK Films), A SENSATION NOVEL (Forducks Films), THE BLOKE CODE (Bald n Hairy Films), THE PRISONER’S DREAM (Oculum Films), SUGAR CUBE (JK Films), EXIT STAGE LEFT (Beech House Films).

Rory Fairbairn

Artistic Director​


Rory trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of Newcastle, where he directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Northern Stage. For Red Squash Theatre, he has directed Stuffed, Macbeeth and Chew.

Rory is currently playing The Mind Mangler in the UK tour of Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong. As an actor, he has worked with The Natural History Museum, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Broadway Studio Theatre and Bard in the Botanics. He played Raleigh in Immersion Theatre’s national tour of Journey’s End, and reprised this role in Mesh Theatre’s ★★★★★ site-responsive production in Ypres.

Theatre credits as an actor include: ASCENDING AGES (Idle Discourse), NELL GWYNN/THE WINTER’S TALE (Changeling Theatre), THE WIDER EARTH (Dead Puppet Society), JOURNEY’S END (Immersion Theatre, UK Tour), JEKYLL & HYDE (Okai-Collier Company), MISALLIANCE (Thundermaker), MADAME X (Okai-Collier Company), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Bard in the Botanics).

Rory’s Spotlight page

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