ELECTROLYTE

LIGHTING DESIGNER

PLEASANCE DOME, EDINBURGH FRINGE (SUMMER 2018)

UK & IRELAND TOUR (SPRING / SUMMER 2019)

WILDCARD

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
is suffocating.

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,
She ignites.

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

Set by Luke W Robson

Costume by Hannah Hodge

UK / Ireland Tour 2019 Photos:

Ali Wright

Edinburgh Photos:

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."

ToDoList (★★★★★)

"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."

Christina Bulford

"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