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Emma Kelly's Website


Lighting, stage management, propmaking, costume and special effects


Contact the incredible Emma by:

email - oekk@hotmail.com

Landline - 01766 540549 Mobile - 07765247900

Good old fashioned mail - 1/2 Chapel Street, Trawsfynydd, Gwnedd
N. Wales LL41 4RP

Emma Kelly's CV
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Cloud Cuckoo Land
some interesting technical stuff

Currently Technical Director of Cloud Cuckoo Land and Performing Arts Lecturer at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Emma Kelly will be available for work from summer 2008.

Emma is a talented lighting and costume designer specialising in creating amazing effects on a low budget, using non-standard equipment and materials in unexpected ways, such as overhead projectors, fibre optics, electroluminescent materials, LEDs, UV sources and other luminaires. Working with all sorts of talented artists and musicians, Emma is able to to create weird and wonderful sensory dream-worlds for everyday folk to enjoy. Emma also creates puppets, scenery, projection surfaces... and a LOT of interesting and unusual ideas!

Particularly enjoying site-specific theatre and devised ensemble productions, Emma is an excellent Stage Manager with a proven track record on large and small scale productions. Always searching for new challenges, she specialises in finding workable solutions for practical problems - when it comes to theatrical effects, she works on the principle that anything is do-able...until proved otherwise!

Emma is also an accomplished seamstress, providing a bespoke wedding dress service, designs, fittings and alterations. Also designing and making one-off handbags, purses, soft furnishings and jewellery, using a wide variety of handicraft techniques.





Emma Kelly is a Freelance Theatre Stage Manger, Lighting Designer and technician
Date of Birth 13 December 1979

2007 - present:

Performing Arts Lecturer at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Technical Manager, Cloud Cuckoo Land


  • Installation and repair work: underwater lighting system Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre archaeological site, London SE1. For Illuminati Creative Technology
  • Technical manager, Costume Design/Construction, Propmaker and multi -puppeteer, "Bleep'n'Grind" for Cloud Cuckoo Land at Pilot Open Mic Theatre Night, Leamington Spa, and also at The Smirnoff Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival
  • Performing Arts Lecturer and Department Technician, teaching Stage Lighting, Stage Sound and Technical Stage Operations to 16-18 year olds on the BTEC National Performing Arts course at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Design and construction of bespoke wedding dress


  • Part time / casual Work in care home as care assistant: Dolgellau, North Wales
  • Technical Manager,  “Matron of Honour” for Greengage Productions at the Greyfiars  Kirkhouse, Edinburgh Festival


  • Company and Technical Stage Manager, “Spirit of the Horse” touring circus theatre for Philip Gandey Excellent Entertainments Ltd. for 9 month tour, responsible for motor controls during build-up and tear down of full size circus tent, site electrical installation, diagnostics and repair, control of touring staff, rehearsals, photocalls and tv publicity and running the show.


  • “Equilibre”  Horse  Theatre  Company:  Lighting designer and Chief Technician

2002, 2001           

  • Assistant electrician, “Equilibre”  as above


  • BA Honours Degree  Drama, Hull University.
  • Director, “You Will Like This” Multisensory installation
  • DSM  “Weldon Rising”
  • SM “Puck”
  • TSM “When I Grow Up”
  • Lighting Designer “ Hamlet Machine”
  • Costume Designer, Fashion Show.


  • BA Hons,  Diploma Radio Studio Test, Counterweight Flying Test

Emma Kelly
1 and 2 Chapel Stereet, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, N.Wales, LL41 4RP
Tel 01766 540540 /  07765 247900