The Cast

James Holmes


James Holmes is a conductor and arranger. He was Head of Music at Opera North from 1996 – 2008, with a guest appearance to conduct Paradise Moscow in 2009, and was previously resident conductor at English National Opera.

James has conducted concerts and opera around the world, including for the BBC, the City of Birmingham Symphony, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, English National Opera, and the Royal Opera House. He has become known for his work in musical theatre, particularly in the music of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. He has also arranged Rodgers and Hammerstein for studio recordings by Bryn Terfel.

James was the associate music director for Nicholas Hytner's production of Carousel (National Theatre, 1993), and conducted over a hundred performances at the National Theatre and on Broadway.

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Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 13 – Sat 23 May 2015
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Norwich Theatre Royal
Thu 28 – Sat 30 May 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tue 2 – Sat 6 June 2015
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Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Wed 10 – Sat 13 June 2015
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The Cast - view all

Billy Bigelow - Keith Higham
Julie Jordan - Gillene Butterfield
Carrie Pipperidge - Aoife O'Sullivan
Enoch Snow - Joe Shovelton
Nettie Fowler - Yvonne Howard
Jigger Craigin - Stuart Neal
Mrs Mullin - Michele Moran

Creative Team - view all

Conductor - James Holmes
Director - Jo Davies
Set & Costume Designer - Anthony Ward
Choreographer - Kay Shepherd
Choreographer (Ballet) - Kim Brandstrup
Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet
Video Designer - Andrzej Goulding

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