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Thelma Mary Bernadette Holt (1932-), Theatre producer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Theatre producer known for her visionary and daring productions. After RADA she embarked on an acting career, most memorably as Lady Macbeth in a 1969 avant-garde production. She co-founded the Open Space Theatre in 1965 and from 1977-83 she was Artistic Director of the Round House. At the National Theatre in the 80s she produced a critically acclaimed international programme. In 1990 she formed Thelma Holt Ltd; notable productions include the Redgraves in The Three Sisters (1990) and Janet McTeer in A Doll's House (1996). She recently co-produced Musashi the Barbican (2010).

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Thelma Mary Bernadette Holt

by Jennifer McRae
oil on canvas, 2001
NPG 6608


Thelma Mary Bernadette Holt as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

by Chris Ware, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 19 May 1969
NPG x194108