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Jack trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He then went straight on to play the lead role of Albert in the National Theatre’s internationally award-winning production of War Horse.
Since then, Jack has worked at theatres across the country including Leicester Curve, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse, The Yard and the Almeida. He was most recently seen in the West End in James Graham’s Ink, directed by Rupert Goold. Jack has also appeared in British independent films The Levelling and Journey’s End. He has featured in television drama for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Amazon.
Jack took part in the Royal Court Young Writers Programme in 2013.
He is currently under commission to Out of Joint.

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Cast Revealed For FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at the Riverside Studios

The full cast has been announced to join Olivier Award-winning stage legend Jenna Russell in the London premiere of the musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS this autumn.

World Premiere Of Benjamin Scheuer's A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE Set For Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Creative Partners Productions and Aria Entertainment will present the World Premiere of A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE by internationally renowned musician Benjamin Scheuer at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jenna Russell Will Lead FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at Riverside Studios This Year

Olivier-Award winning stage legend Jenna Russell will star as ‘Ada Harris’ in the London premiere of the musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS this autumn, directed by Bronagh Lagan.

CRUISE Will Get Regional Premiere at HOME, Manchester

Now writer and performer Jack Holden ('Ten Per Cent', Amazon Prime Video; 'War Horse', National Theatre), and his co-star John Patrick Elliott (The Litle Unsaid), who mixes and performs live an original electronic soundtrack during the show, will bring their stunning West End production to HOME, Manchester from 20 July - 12 August, 2023.

Review: CRUISE at Homecoming Centre Is Poignant, Relevant and Powerful

What did our critic think of CRUISE at Homecoming Centre?CRUISE, originally written and performed by Jack Holden, was one of the first plays to open after the COVID-19 lockdown in London, after which it moved to the West End, garnering an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play.

Interview: Daniel Geddes Chats about Bringing CRUISE to the Homecoming Theatre

CRUISE, written and originally performed by Jack Holden is a one-one play that tells the story of Michael Spencer, a young, gay man who is diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s and whose time left to live is limited.

Olivier Award Nominated CRUISE Heads To Cape Town

As part of the first international staging outside of the United Kingdom, the Olivier Award nominated play, Cruise, written and originally performed by Jack Holden, heads to Cape Town, South Africa to The Homecoming Centre (formerly The Fugard Theatre) from 12th - 30th April 2023.

MILES and THE FALL Will Be Released by Original Theatre and Riverside Studios

Original Theatre and Riverside Studios have announced the forthcoming release dates of Miles and The Fall - the next two play-readings in their Originals online on demand series, featuring the winners of Original Theatre Company's Originals Playwriting Award. 

Full Cast Announced for SONS OF THE PROPHET at Hampstead Theatre

Following the sell-out hit, The Humans, Stephen Karam returns to Hampstead Theatre with the European premiere of his award-winning comedy, Sons of the Prophet, from 2 December to 14 January.

Christine Allado, George Blagden, Hannah Elless & More to Star in Workshops of New Musical BENNY & JOON

As it prepares for an expected UK premiere, two 75-minute first-look workshop performances of Benny & Joon will take place at 5pm on Monday 14 November and 3pm on Tuesday 15 November. Tickets go on sale today at The Other Palace with £10 seats available to the public.

Georgie Buckland, Junior Delius & More to Star in CLAUS THE MUSICAL World Premiere; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment has announced the casting for the world premiere of Claus The Musical which will run at The Lowry from 14 December 2022 – 8 January. The cast includes Georgie Buckland who will play Necile, Junior Delius (AK), Chris Draper (Will Knook), Jazz Evans (Awgwa), and more.

'This is only the beginning!' West End Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2022

After a virtual ceremony in 2020 and a pandemic-induced silence in 2021, The Stage Debut Awards have finally returned in all their glitz and glamour the day before the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Stage veterans and shooting starlets gathered to celebrate their debuts and, after a nationwide minute of silence at eight sharp, Susan Wokoma kicked off the festivities.

London Theatre Week: Tickets at £25, £35 & £45 for CRUISE

Book now for the final weeks of Cruise: tickets at £25, £35 and £45 as part of London Theatre Week.

Review: CRUISE, Apollo Theatre

After a stellar outing last year and a nomination for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards, Jack Holden’s buzzing tale of a long-lost but never forgotten gay London is back with a smirk and a tear for a limited engagement in the West End.

Photos: First Look at CRUISE, Now Playing at the Apollo Theatre

Olivier-nominated play CRUISE has returned to the West End for a strictly limited run at the Apollo Theatre from 13 August – 4 September.  Check out all new photos here!

Original Theatre and Riverside Studios Present ORIGINALS: Three Award-Winning Plays With Star-Studded Casts, Available On Demand

Original Theatre and Riverside Studios are delighted to present Originals online on demand, featuring the world première play-readings of Tikkun Olam by Teunkie Van Der Sluij, The Fall by Drew Hewitt, and Miles by Eilidh Nurse – the winners of Original Theatre Company's Originals Playwriting Award. 

CRUISE Returns to the West End This Summer

CRUISE is an urgent, moving and inspirational play written and performed by Jack Holden (Ten Per Cent, Amazon Prime Video; War Horse, National Theatre), directed by Bronagh Lagan (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, UK Tour; Little Women, Park Theatre), with original music composed and performed live by John Patrick Elliott (The Little Unsaid).

Original Theatre Company Announces Judging Panel For Brand New Originals Playwriting Award

Original Theatre Company today announces the judging panel for their new playwrighting prize, the Originals Playwriting Award – Mike Bartlett, Sarah Butcher, Angel Coulby, Jack Holden, Nick Marston, Dafydd Rogers, Abdul Shayek and Rachel Tackley.

Final Day To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!

It's the final day to vote in the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes at midnight, so you've still got time to get those last votes in... 

Final Week To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; See The Current Standings!

It's the final week of voting for the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes on Friday, 25 March.


Jack Holden has not appeared on Broadway.

Jack Holden has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Jack Holden's first West End show was Cruise which opened in 2021

Jack Holden has been nominated for the Best New Play award at the Olivier Awards for his work in the show "Cruise".

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