One of the most exciting creative talents to emmerge from the world of Theatre and Opera in recent years

Simon Lima Holdsworth trained at Wimbledon School of Art, London and the Maastricht. Designs for opera and musical theatre include Orpheus in the Underworld, Scottish Opera/Northern Ireland Opera; Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow, Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan; Tosca, Northern Ireland Opera; Don Giovanni, Ekaterinburg State Theatre, Russia; Gianni Schicchi and La Notte di un Nevrastenico, Theater Magdeburg, Germany; Britain’s got Bhangra, UK tour; Der Freischütz, Landestheater Salzburg; Orlando, Buxton Festival/Opera Theatre Company; The Bear, , The Netherlands; Bluebeard, Buxton Festival; Hansel and Gretel, Opera North/Northern Ireland Opera.
As part of the Second Movement Creative Team, Simon has designed Trouble in Tahiti, Fade, A Hand of Bridge, The Two Blind Men, Rothschild’s Violin,The Knife’s Tears, The Impresario, The Medium andZatopek!.

Designs for theatre include Screwmachine, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; Richard II, Ludlow Festival/ Almagro Festival, Spain; Messiah,
Old Vic, London; The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, London, Edinburgh and Denmark; Ritual in Blood, Nottingham Playhouse; Dracula, Derby Playhouse;‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Southwark Playhouse.

For television Simon designed The Waltz King, BBC.

Simon is currently designing Benvenuto Cellini, Städtische Bühnen Münster, Germany; The Magic Flute, Neville Holt; The Flying Dutchman, Northern Ireland Opera and Ariadne auf Naxos for Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland.