Form submitted successfully, thank you.

Error submitting form, please try again.

Monthly Archives: July 2009

3 Day Technical Helpline

There’s such a strong Workshop Theatre contingent at the fringe this year that the WT is sending me up to join in the fray.  I’ll be in Edinburgh from Wednesday 5th to Friday afternoon on the 7th. The idea is that I’ll be around for the tech days and previews – specifically to lend a […]

View full post »

Edinburgh Previews…

Want to come and see some free shows? Aireborne Theatre and Tickled Pig’s Edinburgh shows are previewing their productions in Leeds University over the next two days before the long journey north: Parents Evening By Tickled Pig Productions Preview: Thursday 30th July at 4pm In the ARC . . Splinters of Light By Aireborne Theatre […]

View full post »

Blogging at Edinburgh Fringe Festival…

Its almost that time of year again, August is approaching and the Fringe has almost begun! As usual, the WT is up there in force, along with other shows from Leeds University. Be sure to check out: Splinters Of Light The Ultimately Doomed Life of Charlie Cumcup The Play About Charlotte Poet’s Corner Parents Evening […]

View full post »

Skelly’s Scenographics: Edinburgh 09

I have two projects in Edinburgh this year. I’m just finalising changes to the lighting design for the revitalised version of Forgotten Things by Emma Adams.  Red Ladder Theatre Company have been touring this production since September and have been doing some further script development and adding new cast members ready for transfer to Kingdome at […]

View full post »

Skelly’s Scenographics: Summer 09

I’ve just finished a new lighting design project at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds as part of the Emerge Festival – a world premiere of a new play by Paula Stanic called Monday that was produced by the Red Grit Training Company.  The project was directed by WT graduate Dan Bye. Share on Facebook

View full post »

If I were an 8 year old…

Thoughts on writing for 8-10s

View full post »

Please be creative with Shakespeare so I don’t gouge my eyeballs out

With so much Shakespeare in our theatres, I would hope directors strive to make their shows that little bit more unique and layered. It’s really, really easy…

View full post »

Subscribe to the Blog

You may have noticed the orange ‘subscribe’ icon up there at the top of the page.  If you’d like to have new posts from this site delivered to your email address (or to your favourite news-feed reader) just click where it says ‘subscribe’ and select the option that suits you best . Enjoy! Share on […]

View full post »

Poets Corner – Workshop Theatre @ Edinburgh (Part 3)

James Huntrods has been in touch about POETS’ CORNER, the show he and others are taking up to the fringe. I’ll hopefully have more info soon, but for now, here’s the important stuff… POETS CORNER “There is that in me that shall never expire” George Gordon, Lord Byron In a quiet corner of Westminster Abbey, […]

View full post »

WTTV (?)

I’m currently kicking around an idea for a TV channel of all things. Not that you’re likely to see it broadcast on Sky anytime soon, but, it turns out the infrastructure exists to broadcast on campus via the university’s IT network. The system was demo’d a year back; I went for a look and came […]

View full post »

Workshop Theatre @ Edinburgh (Part 2)

As promised, here’s more on ‘Splinters of Light’. We hope to bring you reviews and more as the Edinburgh fringe gets underway.  I was quite interested to learn that Ben Luke is now a team –  all by himself. Further details below: SPLINTERS OF LIGHT Sweet Heart, Downstairs, Venue 151 2 India Buildings, Victoria Street, […]

View full post »

The Facebook Group

Current and former students may be interested in joining the Facebook group. With around 130 members at the time of writing there may well be some familiar faces there. Click on the facebook logo to join: Share on Facebook

View full post »

Class of 2009

Here they are then, the graduates of Theatre Studies 2009. Happy looking bunch ain’t they… Share on Facebook

View full post »

Workshop Theatre @ Edinburgh (Part 1)

Once again, this year will see a number of productions at the Edinburgh Fringe with Workshop Theatre connections. Airborne Theatre are returning with ‘Splinters of Light’ after success last year with ‘Jumping and other thoughts. Details to follow, but for now, here’s the reviews from 2008. Directors: Ben Luke, Becky Martin Producer: Sylvia Harrison Press […]

View full post »

Graduation Day

Congratulations to all our level 3 students who graduated today. The usual summer’s day celebration (out on the lawn at the School of English) was somewhat damper than we’d have liked, but never mind.  Everyone’s heading to BRB at 6pm tonight for more drinks. Share on Facebook

View full post »