Dr Lloyd Peters
Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance
I have been a Senior Lecturer at Salford University since 1993, was Head of the Performance Division from 2003-07 and am Programme Leader (PL) of the MA Media Production programmes from 2010 to the present day. I was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011.
I have been a professional actor, writer and director for 40 years and have worked with many leading writers and directors including: Mike Leigh, Alan Bleasedale (twice), Ken Russell, Michael Wearing and Philip Saville.
As PL of Media Production suite of programmes I teach a range of media-related skills including Scriptwriting, Script to Screen, Television and Cinema, Directing Actors, Production and Performance. I supervise a range of Major Projects and Dissertations both at Pg and PhD level.
My research interests centre around issues that focus on political performance, adaptation theory, comedy studies, radio drama, non-naturalistic stage, recorded media and screen performance. The exploration and analysis of my research has been presented as chapters in international publications and articles in peer-assessed national journals as well as dissemination through BBC Radio broadcast.
I am a member of the editorial board of the Comedy Studies Journal (Routledge – Taylor & Francis group)) where my articles on Racism in Comedy was published in 2010 and the Death of Theatre Comedy? was published in March 2018.
Qualifications and Memberships
I was awarded a PhD Through Published Work, the focus of which is the exploration of mise-en-scene and auteur theory based on my (five) commissioned BBC Radio Four plays.
I was invited to convene the Political Performance Working Group at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) from 2013-17. I have attended numerous conferences both nationally and Internationally, including IFTR conferences convened at Santiago, (Chile), Stellenbosch (S.Africa), Stockholm, Munich, Lisbon, Hyderabad and Washington , amongst others.
I am an External Examiner of Nottingham College (verified by Nottingham Trent University)
I am a member of EQUITY (Actors union).
For full list of my research profile, see SEEK and USIR.
Chapter in Political Performances. Theory and Practice. Themes Theatre 4
Haedicke, Susan C., Deirdre Heddon, Avraham Oz and E.J. Westlake (Eds)
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2009, IV, 379 pp. (Themes in Theatre 4)
Part 4 Practice, Radopi New York, Amsterdam NY 2009
Non-naturalistic performance in Political narrative drama: methodologies and languages for political performance with reference to the rehearsal, and production of ‘E to the Power 3 Education, Education, Education’
Lloyd Peters and Sue Becker
Peters, LH 2018, 'Reports of the death of British theatrical comedy? Greatly exaggerated or sadly accurate?' , Comedy Studies,9 (1) , pp. 76-83.