Holly is a Birmingham-born playwright, now based in London. Holly writes about relationships, trauma and ethics with beautiful sensitivity, humour, and lightness of touch. She is full of original ideas but equally adept at getting inside other voices and genres.
Her first play soft animals was written as part of the Soho Writers’ Lab programme, and opened at Soho Theatre in February 2019 to both critical and popular acclaim. Holly was subsequently nominated for the 2019 Stage Debut Awards, for Best Writer, with soft animals longlisted for the Bruntswood Prize and shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award.
Holly is currently one of the Soho Six and developing her play A Carriage Accident with Soho, and her adaptation of a classic children's novel is programmed for Regents Park Open Air Theatre for Spring 2024. Holly is also making first steps into writing for screen and is developing an original idea with Chapter One.
Other work includes small myth, a two-hander about mothers and their daughters, and the environmental crisis which the young generation have been left to fight, created with Eve Allin and Charlotte Fraser for an in-development showing at Vault Festival 2020, starring Sophie Steer and Charlotte Merriam; and small, exploring an experimental medical trial, a generation unable to grow up, and the allure of maybe never having to, written for a cast of 19 for Oxford School of Drama, which opened at Soho Theatre in August 2019.