Timothy Skelly

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi 6.02

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Current positions

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 BroadwayLulu; Hy Brasil (Opera North)   Merchant of Venice (Stafford Shakespeare Festival)  The Promise of a GardenAround the World in 80 Days; Be My Baby; Blake Remixed (Leeds Playhouse) The Shed Crew; The Damned UnitedBig Society (Red Ladder Theatre Company)  Educating Rita; Peter Pan (The Dukes, Lancaster) The Haunted Man (Kindred Theatre) Dancing Bear (Jamie Fletcher and Company) Ballroom BlitzSign of the Times (Hull Truck Theatre) Rush; Erimus (Southpaw Dance Company) Wars of the Roses; Beyond These Walls; For Love or MoneyA 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.

Research Interests

Stage Lighting and Scenography for live performance.