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MR BRIGHTSIDE

LIGHTING DESIGNER

GREENWICH THEATRE STUDIO (SPRING 2018)

THE FINDING MAN PROJECT

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GIANT

RELIGHTER / TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER

REGIONAL TOUR (SPRING 2018)

ZOO CO.

 


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MANCUB

Lighting Designer

The Drama Barn, University of York (AUTUMN 2015)

Directed by Harry Benjamin

'Mancub' is a bold and funny play about the perils of adolescence.

It tells the beautiful and absurd story of a boy who seems to be turning into animals. Paul faces the usual struggles of growing up. He struggles for understanding with his father, and struggles to work out what girls are about. But he also faces a more pressing problem. Strange things keep happening, and they are getting stranger. Reality seems to be shifting. People are looking at him in a different way. 

Does Paul really turn into animals, or does he only think he does?

 

Mancub was my first opportunity to try out lighting design and programming. And I probably couldn't have chosen a more complex play to jump into the deep end with. For this manically fast play that changes character and location every other second, I created a bold, dynamic, lighting design to help the audience figure out where they are, and to push the pace to near-absurd heights. For the quieter scenes, the mood was set by 84m of fairy lights entwined into tree branches covering the entire ceiling, creating a beautiful night sky.

Photos (C) Gavin Pattison

"It is rare for a creative performance to be considered flawless, but the Drama Barn’s rendition of Mancub merits to sit in that rank" 

Unknown Magazine

http://unknownmagazine.co.uk/mancub-2/

★★★★

"outstanding light-displays" 

Nouse

http://www.nouse.co.uk/2015/10/24/review-mancub/

"Tim Kelly’s lighting design makes excellent use of the Barn’s new lighting rig [and] blend[s] seamlessly with the rest of the production" 

A Younger Theatre

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-mancub-drama-barn/


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THE SUITORS

LIGHTING DESIGNER

UNIVERSITY OF YORK (SPRING 2016)

DIRECTED BY VENETIA COOK

Two of the most hilarious French comedies in a unique double bill.

George Dandin and The Suitors are masterpieces by the greatest playwrights of the French 17th century, Molière and Jean Racine.

Both premiered within the same month in 1668, the two plays centre on their lead characters’ obsessive pursuit of their goals. They form a comical match made in heaven.

The Suitors centres on a judge who cannot stop judging, in everyday life as well as his court. His delusions cause hilarious and outrageous complications for all those around him.

This was the play assigned to us for our Early Modern production project as part of the final year of my degree. As lighting designer I encountered the many challenges that the thrust stage and steeply raked seating of the Scenic Stage Theatre created when combined with a cyclorama, a skeletal set and numerous floor-level birdies - and the added challenge of having to share a rig with the other show in the double bill with little to no time to change over between shows.

 


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HYDE PARK

Associate Lighting Designer

Scenic Stage Theatre, University of York (SUMMER 2016)

Directed by Michael Cordner

LIGHTING DESIGN BY ROBERTO DEL PINO

As an Associate Lighting Designer for Hyde Park, I worked under Roberto Del Pino to bring his lighting design to fruition. My job included rigging, focussing, patching and programming many traditional, intelligent and moving lanterns, and I additionally had to get to grips with using High-End Systems' DL.3s.

Working with Rob was a great opportunity to learn more of the technicalities of good lighting design, including the need for - and how to achieve - balanced lighting across the stage, especially important as this production was being filmed and livestreamed. 

Photos (C) Ollie Jones, Timothy Kelly


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A TALE OF ROBIN HOOD

LIGHTING DESIGNER

UPSTAGE THEATRE, YORK (SPRING 2016)

NOT CRICKET PRODUCTIONS

DIRECTED BY JOEL BATES

 


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THE FORGETTING

LIGHTING DESIGNER / STAGE MANAGER

YORK THEATRE ROYAL (TAKEOVER FESTIVAL 2016)

DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE COLES