About us

Holly McFarlane

Creative Producer


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.

Holly co-wrote Red Squash Theatre’s upcoming play STUFFED with Lucy Joy Russell. She also has a solo show in development NUTS about a London Bridge street seller.

Theatre credits as an actor include: Beth in CHEW (​Red Squash Theatre), Alex in INJURIES OF CLASS (Cut Throat Theatre), Emilia in OTHELLO (Erratic Dramatics), Imogen in ADAM’S EVE (Blued Ink Theatre), Tamara in RUMBLE (Razor Sharp Productions), Blanche in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (On the Verge Festival).

Holly’s Spotlight page

Film credits include Sally in STREETS OF ‘NHAM (Brit It Films), Helayna in PRAWN (Rocket Room Productions), Girlfriend in CLEARED (JK Films), Eorthe in EVE (JK Films), The Author in A SENSATION NOVEL (Forducks Films), Malcolm Tucker (In The Loop) in CURSE FOR CURZON (Ragged Crow), Jess in THE BLOKE CODE (Bald n Hairy Films), Olivia in THE PRISONER’S DREAM (Oculum Films), Joan in SUGAR CUBE (JK Films), Mona in EXIT STAGE LEFT (Beech House Films).

Holly’s IMDb page


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. He directed Red Squash Theatre’s ★★★★ inaugural production of award-winning horror play Chew in 2016.

He has worked with Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Broadway Studio Theatre and Bard in the Botanics. He played Raleigh in Immersion Theatre’s 2016 national tour of ‘Journey’s End’, and reprised this role in Mesh Theatre’s 2017 ★★★★★ site-responsive production in Ypres.

Theatre credits as an actor include: Raleigh in JOURNEY’S END (Immersion Theatre, UK Tour), Dr Henry Jekyll in JEKYLL & HYDE (Okai-Collier Company), Gunner in MISALLIANCE (Thundermaker), Noel/Perissard in MADAME X (Okai-Collier Company), Claudio in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Bard in the Botanics).

Rory’s Spotlight page


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