Tim has been a stage actor for many years. Early on he was in musicals such as Godspell (toured Germany) and the Arnold Bennett adaptation The Card as well as Ernest in The Importance of Being Ernest. His first professional role was for 'the seminal physical theatre company' (Prof Mike Pearson, Uni. of Wales) RAT theatre company in a show called Suit of Lights about bullfighting and in which he came off stage literally with bloodied limbs. He then played in a variety of more traditional plays by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Chekov, Brecht, Strindberg, Ayckbourn, Priestly and Howard Barker.
He performed at the Edinburgh Festival with a children's play Princess and also in the Gay Sweat Shop play This Island's Mine by Philip Osment. For Barebones Theatre Company he was the Marquis de Sade in a very physical rendition of Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade and also wrote and acted in The Collector adapted from John Fowles novel .
He played Snout from a Midsummers Night's Dream as part of the RSC's Open Stages programme and Macbeth for the Open Theatre Group's production of Shakespeare's tragedy. In the last couple of years he's toured and worked as both an actor and writer with Voices of the Holocaust and Carabosse Theatre Company (as both writer and actor on their major adaptation of Mervyn Peake's Penguin Classic Gormenghast endorsed by his son Fabian Peake). At present he continues his work with Carabosse.
In June 2015 he completed a nationwide tour as CSM on Big Pants and Botox by Louise Roche and starring The Bill's Mary Jo Randle.
Jan/2019 Robin Hood in Stonyland, (the Dame) part of StonyWords, Stony Stratford Theatre
June/2017 Vocal Pearls, (MC) for Junction 14 A Cappella group, with Cornerstone Children's choir, No Strings, Wednesday's Wolves, and Strickly Harmony, Stantonbury Theatre
June/2017 – Stony Live Macbeth, speech Act 1 sc. 7, High Street.
May/2017 – Macbeth Screen Norhants promo video, Northampton.
Mar/Apr - 2017 An Inspector Calls - (Arthur Birling) J.B.Priestly, Shires Repertory Company, Northampton.
June 2016 - Stony Live (Shakespeare Festival) x2 Shakespeare sonnets Stony Stratford Theatre Society to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Cock hotel and Bull hotel covered carpark
May 2015 - Real Ale and Drama Shots 3 - (various playwrights) Mylo in 'Mylo M' by Eamonn Dolan for Carabosse Theatre, Buszy, Milton Keynes.
March-June 2015 Big Pants and Botox by Louise Roche. Tour Manager/CSM: Tim Dalgleish, Starring: Mary Jo Randle (The Bill, The Lakes, Cutting It, Wolf Hall etc.) Tour: Grantham, Telford, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Chesham, Potter's Bar, Derby, Dundee, Blyth, Basildon.
March 2015 A Doll's House/All My Sons: Selected Scenes - (Torvald/Joe) Ibsen & Miller, Shires Repertory Company, Wellingborough.
Nov 2014 An Inspector Calls - (Arthur Birling) J.B.Priestly, Shires Repertory Company, Northampton.
Oct 2014 Gormenghast – (Dr Alfred Prunesquallor) First major stage adaptation officially authorized by the Mervyn Peake estate. Carabosse Theatre Company, Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes.
12/13 – 4/14 Fragile Fire – (Adam Czerniakow) Voices of the Holocaust: Birmingham, Watford, Hove, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes etc.
Feb 2014 An Relaxed Evening of Entertainment – (Special Guest) Arts One Hundred, Newport Pagnell
Nov 2013 Real Ale and Drama Shots 2 – (Man Walks into a Bar, Healing Scars) various playwrights, Carabosse Theatre, Creed Street
Sept 2013 William Shakespeare: A Selection - (Richard III) Carabosse Theatre, Westbury Arts Centre
July 2013 Bench Marks – (Manager/Gangster) various playwrights, Carabosse Theatre, Creed Street
May 2013 Real Ale and Drama Shots – (Portfolio Manager) various playwrights, Carabosse Theatre, Creed Street
Jan-July 2013 Meaning – (older Frankl) adapted ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by (tour) Viktor Frankl, Voices of the Holocaust: Sheffield, . Oxford, Portsmouth, Bedford, London etc.
Nov 2012 Macbeth – (Macbeth) William Shakespeare, The Open Theatre Group, Milton Keynes
Mar 2012 Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages – (Snout) William Shakespeare, RSC Stratford-upon-Avon
April 2012 The Seagull – (Dorn) Anton Chekov, Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, Milton Keynes
Dec 2011 Russian Winter: Chekov, poetry and music - (Various/MC) The Open Theatre Group, Milton Keynes
June 2011 Your Loving Brother Albert – (Sergeant) Roy Nevitt, Madcap Theatre
May 2011 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – (Snout/Wall) William Shakespeare, Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, Milton Keynes
Dec 2010 Death and the Maiden – (Gerardo) Ariel Dorfman, The Open Theatre Group, Milton Keynes
Other plays and parts include:
Witches (05) – (Witch), Hand Me Downs (99) – (Victim), The Mandate (98) – (Visitor), The Collector (97) – (Frederick), Down to the Marrow (97) – (Man), Marat/Sade (96) – (Sade), The Sneeze (95) – (Opera Spectator),Done It! (95) – (Mr Ross), A Stab in the Dark (95) – (Aids Victim), An Evening of Sex and Violence (94) – (Hammer), After Liverpool (94) – (Man in bed), Tree (94) – (Various), Taken to the Cleaners (92) – (unnamed), This Island’s Mine (91) – (American) Edinburgh Fringe, Equus (91) – (Alan), Road (90) – (Scullery), A Fist Full of Fingers (89) – (Various), The Elephant Man (89) - (Pinhead Manager/Policeman/Lord John) Concrete Cowgirls (89) – (City boy), Confusions (88) – (Waiter), In the Beginning (88) – (Man), Miss Julie (88)– (Reveller), An Inspector Calls (88) – (Arthur), Fiddler on the Roof (87)– (Fyedka), The Love of a Good Man (87) – (Trod), The Good Person of Szechwan (86) – (Nephew/Yang Sun), Stride (86) – (Stone), Ode to Freedom (86) – (Herr Stein), The Genesis Roadshow (85)– (Godling), Princess (84) – (Prince) Edinburgh Fringe, Suit of Lights (84) (Jesus Christ/Bull),The Card (84)– (Duncalf), Day Trip to Troy (83) – (Tnan), The Importance of Being Earnest (83) – (Jack-Ernest), Godspell –(83) (Disciple), The Miracle Worker (82) - (Captain Keller), Agippa (81) - (Decius), Ernie’s Incredible Hallucinations (78) - (Doctor)
World premiere and first major stage adaptation of Mervyn Peake's Penguin Classic. Officially endorsed by Fabian Peake and the Mervyn Peake estate. Tim Dalgleish was a co-writer and actor (Dr Alfred Prunesquallor) on this ambitious project for Carabosse Theatre. Peake's book is a cult classic with many extreme, odd and amusing characters: Steerpike, Swelter, Fuschia, Lord and Lady Groan and the Prunesquallors.
'The set was itself a tour de force... An excellent performance... from a company that needs no encouragement ... an inspired cast'
MK Pulse Magazine
'...a marvellous evening... a wonderful and impressive show'
A true story from the Second World War based on the events of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and the resistance leader Mordechai Anielewicz. Tim Dalgleish was a co-writer (and actor) on this play for Voices of the Holocaust Theatre Company (www.voicesoftheholocaust.co.uk) an international and UK touring company dedicated teaching the history of the holocaust.
'Sensitively acted and produced'
A Midsummer Night's Dream
'I was delighted to see Tim Dalgleish show his range playing two characters that couldn’t be more different: the uptight, pompous Egeus and the childishly enthusiastic Snout The Tinker.' Matthew Taylor