Thelma Mary Bernadette Holt (1932-), Theatre producer
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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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vintage print, 19 May 1969