PLEASANCE DOME, EDINBURGH FRINGE (SUMMER 2018)
WINNER OF THE MENTAL HEALTH FRINGE AWARD 2018
WINNER OF THE INDIES BEST THEATRE NEWCOMER 2018
VOICE MAG TOP PICK EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018
Jessie's sick of Leeds.
A city she thought she would never leave.
But the aimlessness of the people
she once believed she would always need
Wondering whether she's had enough,
in a dirty nightclub not too far off,
Jessie's blinded by the light of Allie Touch,
a singer song-writer with a taste for big ambitions,
amongst some other stuff.
Feeling rough in the five in the morning sunlight,
Jessie's sight is fixed on the path that Allie lights
And like a moth to a flame in the night,
Written in spoken word poetry and underscored entirely by original music created live, Electrolyte is an explosive piece of gig-theatre exploring grief, depression and psychosis.
Electrolyte is the winner of the 2018 LET Award and is currently supported by The Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd
Cast & Creatives
Jessie | Olivia Sweeney
Paul | Ben Simon
Ralph | Chris Georgiou
Allie | Maimuna Memon
Jim | James Meteyard
Donna | Megan Ashley
Written & conceived by James Meteyard
Music & Lyrics by Maimuna Memon
Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
Produced by Joseph Dawson
Lighting by Timothy Kelly
Costume by Hannah Hodge
Joseph Dawson (1-2)
The Other Richard http://www.theotherrichard.com (3-14)
"Loud and driven"
The Scotsman (★★★★★)
"This gig-theatre experience may be exhausting, but leaves you feeling electric."
"Make sure you don't book anything immediately afterwards, as you're going to need some time to recover"
Broadway Baby (★★★★★)
"The lighting design create[s] eerie sunrises, blue moods, and the kind of midnight raves that have the audiences itching to get out of their seats and get those hands high above their heads."
"The music and lighting [...] create a powerful visual effect as we see flickering and contorted bodies on stage, adding to the frenzied sense of chaos and a loss of control."
Voice Mag (★★★★★)
"this innovative piece of theatre brought many in the audience to tears and enjoyed an utterly deserved standing ovation"
The List (★★★★)
"energetic electronica-filled gig theatre"
The Stage (★★★★)
"ambitious, beautiful, well-directed and gorgeously performed show"
Fringe Review (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
"Timothy Kelly’s nuanced lighting manages to capture the dreamlike brilliance of the gig, elsewhere suggests a sense of confused claustrophobia, and at times slams us back to reality."
Urbane Fox (★★★★)
"some of the best light since God did The Big Sun"
my mate Isaac
AV AND LIGHTING DESIGNER
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018 / GREENWICH THEATRE / UK TOUR
WINNER OF A THREEWEEKS EDITORS' AWARD 2018
You're an immortal demi-goddess whose only job is to sing and look beautiful. No, this isn't a show about Beyoncé.
Three Greek sirens find themselves washed up on Hastings beach. It's 2018, and sitting around naked on rocks is no longer en vogue. But the sirens are still cursed: any man who hears their voice dies instantly.
It's a bit of a drag.
Award-winning Zoo Co returns to stick two fingers up at gender expectations with their trademark visual storytelling, and stunning projections. Sirens is creatively captioned and BSL inclusive.
Cast & Creatives
Pia | Fleur Rooth
Lou / Nadia | Florence O’Mahony
Xoe | Rosalind Hoy
Tobi / Zeus | Jamal Ajala
Stuart / Other Men | Nick Gilbert
Devised by the company
Composer | Mark Aspinall
AV / Lighting Design | Timothy Kelly
Production Manager | Timothy Kelly
Assistant Producer | Yoona Park
Set | Adam Bottomley
Costume | Emma Lynch
AV Consultant | Simon Wainwright
Deaf Consultant / BSL tutor | Rupal Chandi
Interpreters | Jenny Fernandez-White & Nicola Clements
Photos by Yoona Park
More information on Zoo Co can be found at www.wearezooco.co.uk
"a bold, unconventional show that will leave you wanting to raise your voice just a little louder"
"Timothy Kelly’s projections are a delight, both facilitating access for D/deaf and hard of hearing audience members and supporting the narrative in clever and amusing ways."
"Sirens is a fist-pumping feel-good display of girl power, and a triumph of silent and silenced voices. With a fierce feminist message, this isn’t a cry for freedom, this is a collective roar of liberation."
"Sirens is a thought-provoking, and genuinely entertaining look at the unfortunate durability of gender-expectation for women"
Arthur's Seat (★★★★)
"Spunky and fun with a graphic novel aesthetic and approach to storytelling. [..] All speech is captioned, BSL is heavily used and all performances are relaxed, giving the show a wonderfully welcoming feel. The DIY design style (with excellent projections) that could give the production an amateurish feel instead ties in with their inclusiveness."
"an impressive projector"
an audience member called Kaitlin
GREENWICH THEATRE STUDIO (SPRING 2018)
THE FINDING MAN PROJECT
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY NICK GILBERT
RELIGHTER / TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER
REGIONAL TOUR (SPRING 2018)
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"
"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
AV Designer / Assistant Lighting Designer
Black Box Theatre, University of York (SPRING 2016)
directed by venetia cook
How far would you go in a world without morals or humanity?
The Karamazov family live in a world of frustration, violence and devotion. Delirium depicts their collective struggle to resist their inherited demon, the insect which plagues their minds and everything within their world as they obsess over money, God, women, alcohol and knowledge.
What becomes of a life of debauchery, excess and selfish pursuits?
Will it ever resolve, or have they reached the point of no return?
My main role in this production consisted of designing and co-ordinating the projected elements within the show. To create an uneasy, timeless feel, I opted to utilise a combination of digital and analogue projection using an OHP. I directed the design of the drawings to be projected (and drew some myself), and then vectorised them in Adobe Illustrator before printing to acetate to give an inky, but oddly smooth effect and to increase consistency between artwork created by different people.
The digital projection was created using Final Cut Pro X.
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.
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
A TALE OF ROBIN HOOD
UPSTAGE THEATRE, YORK (SPRING 2016)
NOT CRICKET PRODUCTIONS
DIRECTED BY JOEL BATES
LIGHTING DESIGNER / STAGE MANAGER
YORK THEATRE ROYAL (TAKEOVER FESTIVAL 2016)
DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE COLES