School of Arts and Media
Lecturer in Technical Theatre
Tim Skelly is a lighting designer for performance and exhibition and an educator who teaches technical theatre and performance design.
His current projects include a world premiere, a co-production between Red Ladder Theatre and Liverpool's Royal Court, called Homebaked which explores the story of the ground-breaking local Liverpool Community Land Trust that lies on the boundary of Everton and Anfield. He has also worked on a four-week summer project to develop an original lighting design, with acclaimed director Alan Lyddiard and cross-disciplinary artist Delaine Le Bas, for Leeds Playhouse and The Performance Ensemble called The Promise of a Garden. The project worked with Leeds Older People's Forum and Leeds 2023 developing a work that combined dance, verbatim storytelling, and over 5000 flowers contributed from a range of community projects.
Recent theatre credits include: Treasure Island; Two; One Man Two Guvnors; Great Expectations; Brassed Off (Derby Theatre) Berlin to Broadway; Lulu; Hy Brasil (Opera North) Merchant of Venice (Stafford Shakespeare Festival) The Promise of a Garden; Around the World in 80 Days; Be My Baby; Blake Remixed (Leeds Playhouse) The Shed Crew; The Damned United; Big Society (Red Ladder Theatre Company) Educating Rita; Peter Pan (The Dukes, Lancaster) The Haunted Man (Kindred Theatre) Dancing Bear (Jamie Fletcher and Company) Ballroom Blitz; Sign of the Times (Hull Truck Theatre) Rush; Erimus (Southpaw Dance Company) Wars of the Roses; Beyond These Walls; For Love or Money; A Government Inspector (Northern Broadsides Theatre Company) Larkin: New Eyes Each Year; Weathered Estates; Trent Falls to Spurn Point with the sound artist Chris Watson (Hull UK City of Culture)
Technical Theatre and Performance Design.
Stage Lighting and Scenography for live performance.