• Dr Jonathan Holmes

    Playwright and theatre director


    In 2007 Jonathan’s testimony play ‘Fallujah’ was performed by Nitin Sawhney, Harriet Walter and Irene Jacob. In 2009 his play ‘Katrina’ was produced with the Young Vic, and in 2010 his documentary feature ‘Perpetual Peace’ was premièred at the South Africa International Film Festival. With the Royal Ballet in 2011 he recreated the Inigo Jones/Ben Jonson masque ‘Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly’, and he also wrote the libretto for Liza Lim’s opera ‘The Tongue of the Invisible’. His original play, ‘Into Thy Hands’ premièred in June 2011, while in the autumn of that year his production of ‘The Tempest’ ran for five weeks at the Barbican and became the first to tour throughout both Israel and the West Bank. In 2012 Jonathan premièred four monologues by Samuel Beckett (performed by Alan Howard), and this year he directed the site-specific production ‘De Gabay’ for the National Theatre Wales, a production that took place in 70 private homes and the Welsh parliament itself.


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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