Holly Race Roughan


Represented By

Rachel Taylor


Associate - Helena Clark


Kirsten Foster


Assistant - Suzanna Swanson-Johnston

Holly Race Roughan

Holly is the Artistic Director of Headlong; the award winning touring company best known for People, Places & Things, Best of Enemies, 1984 and Enron. Prior roles include Associate Artistic Director at Headlong and Associate Director at Kestrel; a theatre company that works in the criminal justice system. Holly specialises in new writing and reimagined classics. She has directed in the US and throughout the UK, and for screen with the BBC.

Holly also made the Stage 100 in 2024’s list in recognition of her exceptional work as Artistic Director of Headlong.

Praise for her recent production of A View From the Bridge with Headlong:

★★★★ The Stage 'suffocatingly tense'

★★★★ The Guardian ‘[Race Roughan] plays the drama like an accordion… a fresh look at an elemental tragedy’

★★★★ Whats On Stage ‘Disturbing and gripping, it’s a view you can’t look away from’

Praise for her recent production of Henry V at Shakespeare’s Globe:

★★★★ The Guardian 'a dynamic and finely tuned production'

★★★★ The Observer ‘Extraordinary, intimate, intense… What a feat.’

★★★★ The Telegraph ‘Terrific… Fast, slick, startlingly focused and fresh’

★★★★ Evening Standard ‘Fresh, vivid, intense… speaks with new and unusual clarity’

★★★★ Financial Times 'Revealing and intelligent'

★★★★ WhatsOnStage ‘seamlessly blends classical and contemporary'