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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.

Research Interests

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.

International publication:
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
ISBN: 978-90-420-2606-3

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.