Photograph from The Trench - lighting design by timothykelly
The Trench - Associate Lighting Designer | Photographer: Rah Petherbridge | From the show The Trench
Photograph from ELECTROLYTE - lighting design by timothykelly
ELECTROLYTE - Lighting Design | Photographer: Joey Dawson | From the show ELECTROLYTE
Photograph from Sirens - lighting design by timothykelly
Sirens - Projection Design | Photographer: Yoona Park | From the show Sirens
Photograph from 17 - lighting design by timothykelly
17 - Lighting & Video Design | Photographer: Ali Wright | From the show 17
Photograph from Sirens - lighting design by timothykelly
Sirens - Projection Design | Photographer: Yoona Park | From the show Sirens
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Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly is a freelance lighting & projection designer. He graduated from the University of York in 2016 with a BA in Writing, Directing and Performance, and is particularly interested in form-bending, political and accessible theatre. He also works as a creative technical facilitator, photographer, graphic designer, and occasionally performs his own work. www.timothykelly.co.uk

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
ELECTROLYTE Theatre Queen Dome, Pleasance Edinburgh, then touring
WILDCARD
Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Set designer: Luke W Robson
Aug 2018, May 2019
The Noises Theatre Old Red Lion Theatre
Liam McLaughlin Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tamar Saphra
Set designer: Georgia De Grey
Apr 2019
Orangutan Theatre Vault Festival, London
Cup of Brew
Lighting Designer Director: Fiona Kingwill
Set designer: Timothy Kelly
Mar 2019
Jade City Theatre Vault Festival, London
View From Here
Lighting Designer Director: Katherine Nesbitt
Set designer: Timothy Kelly
Feb 2019
17 Theatre Vault Festival, London
WILDCARD
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Balisha Karra & Finley Townsend
Set designer: Kaajel Patel
Jan 2019
The Trench Theatre Southwark Playhouse, then touring
Les Enfants Terribles
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paul Green (Original 2012 Design)
Director: Oliver Lansley & James Seager
Set designer: Sam Wyer
Oct 2018
Sirens Theatre Pleasance 2 / Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Zoo Co
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Zoo Co
Set designer: Adam Bottomley
Aug 2018, Sep 2018
Sirens Theatre Pleasance 2 / Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Zoo Co
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Zoo Co
Set designer: Adam Bottomley
Aug 2018, Sep 2018
ELECTROLYTE Theatre Queen Dome, Pleasance Edinburgh, then touring
WILDCARD
Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Set designer: Luke W Robson
Aug 2018, May 2019
Mr Brightside Theatre Greenwich Theatre - Studio / Matthew's Yard
Finding Man
Lighting Designer Director: Florence O'Mahoney
Apr 2018, Apr 2018
Mr Brightside Theatre Greenwich Theatre - Studio / Matthew's Yard
Finding Man
Lighting Designer Director: Florence O'Mahoney
Apr 2018, Apr 2018
GIANT Theatre Regional Tour, then touring
Zoo Co
Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2018
Two Thousand Tims Theatre Etcetera Theatre Video / Projection Designer Lighting designer: Timothy Kelly
Director: Timothy Kelly
Nov 2017
The Forgetting Theatre York Theatre Royal Studio
York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Charlotte Coles
Jul 2016
Hyde Park Theatre Scenic Stage Theatre, University of York
Department of Theatre, Film and Television
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Roberto Del Pino
Director: Michael Cordner
Set designer: Roberto Del Pino
Jun 2016
A Tale of Robin Hood Theatre Upstage Theatre, York
Not Cricket Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Joel Bates
Apr 2016
The Suitors Theatre Scenic Stage Theatre, University of York Lighting Designer Director: Venetia Cook
Set designer: Amilee Jobin & Ted Sager
Mar 2016
Delirium Theatre Black Box Theatre, University of York
Platform
Video / Projection Designer Lighting designer: Izzy Marsh
Director: Venetia Cook
Jan 2016
Mancub Theatre Drama Barn, University of York
Dramasoc
Lighting Designer Director: Harry Benjamin
Set designer: Lydia Johnson
Oct 2015

ELECTROLYTE

"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 Empty Blogspace 17/08/2018
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.
Georgie Smith, Urbane Fox 09/08/2018
"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."
Louise Maloney, Voice Mag 07/08/2018
"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 Empty Blogspace 17/08/2018
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.
Georgie Smith, Urbane Fox 09/08/2018
"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."
Louise Maloney, Voice Mag 07/08/2018

The Noises

So too the lighting – again without spoiling anything, it is integral to the atmosphere of the play, and is executed expertly.
Ellen Casey, Mind the Blog 06/04/2019
[The] set plays a trick of perspective so that, in combination with Timothy Kelly’s eerie lighting, Luna exists vulnerably in an environment too big for her, created with no consideration for her needs.
Henry Gleaden, Exeunt 06/04/2019

17

“A highlight of the piece [is the] projection of a social media timeline, with the actor’s forensic treatment of it as a timeline of criminal events, as if on a detective mission.”
Kheira Bey, Voice Mag 26/01/2019
"The show is technically ambitious, making canny and restrained use of projection to illustrate the girls’ online life."
Joe Spence, The Spy in the Stalls 24/01/2019

The Trench

“These moments and many others are beautifully highlighted by Tim Kelly’s atmospheric and gorgeous lighting”
Emma Clarendon, Love London Love Culture 18/10/2018
“it's hard not to get swallowed up by the haze-fuelled murkiness of the dank hellscape. Towards the end of the show, Peter Fennell and Timothy Kelly's lighting design also provide a series of hauntingly powerful images”
Alex Wood, Whats On Stage 17/10/2018
“The standout lighting design begins as the audience comes into the theatre”
Manisha Sondhi, The Upcoming 17/10/2018

Sirens

"Timothy Kelly’s projections are a delight, both facilitating access for D/deaf and hard of hearing audience members and supporting the narrative in clever and amusing ways."
Erin Hutching, Fringe Review 18/08/2018
"Spunky and fun with a graphic novel aesthetic and approach to storytelling. [..] All speech is captioned, BSL is heavily used and all performances are relaxed, giving the show a wonderfully welcoming feel. The DIY design style (with excellent projections) that could give the production an amateurish feel instead ties in with their inclusiveness."
Laura Kressly, The Play's The Thing 04/08/2018
"Timothy Kelly’s projections are a delight, both facilitating access for D/deaf and hard of hearing audience members and supporting the narrative in clever and amusing ways."
Erin Hutching, Fringe Review 18/08/2018
"Spunky and fun with a graphic novel aesthetic and approach to storytelling. [..] All speech is captioned, BSL is heavily used and all performances are relaxed, giving the show a wonderfully welcoming feel. The DIY design style (with excellent projections) that could give the production an amateurish feel instead ties in with their inclusiveness."
Laura Kressly, The Play's The Thing 04/08/2018

Mancub

"Tim Kelly’s lighting design makes excellent use of the Barn’s new lighting rig [and] blend[s] seamlessly with the rest of the production"
Adam Bruce, A Younger Theatre 25/10/2015
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Contact method Details
Mobile phone 07903806013
Email address theatre@timothykelly.co.uk
Website www.timothykelly.co.uk
Twitter @therealjimjelly

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