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Patrick Markham

Patrick's first taste for working backstage began at school with productions of Oliver! and The Sound of Music. It was 1991 that saw the start of an obsession with many shows at the Broadbent and an equal number with The Phoenix Players. Patrick has been known to venture on stage but prefers to sit at the back surrounded by buttons. 

Since joining LRP in 1991, and becoming a committee member from 1992~96 and 2000~2010 and 2011~2014, Patrick has lit many shows over the years despite spending 1993~95 in Hull while studying for his BA in Information Systems. As well as being responsible for all things technical, Patrick took on the role of Little Theatre Guild Representative when LRP first became a member of the Guild in 1994.

Although Patrick's passion is for lighting and sound, he also has a reputation for stage pyrotechnics and for this reason, counts Aladdin as one of his favourite shows and the pantomime season as his favourite time of year! This reputation has also led him off the stage and into the field of larger firework displays.

Patrick designs, maintains and owns this website where he is pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate his love for all things Broadbent.  He welcomes your feedback... email him at and let him know you've been here.  Patrick is extremely proud to have been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Lindsey Rural Players in recognition of his production of this website.

Patrick's other websites include detailing Patrick's service offering PC Support to your home and offering website design and hosting solutions. 


LRP Productions
Aladdin Technical Director / Lighting Jan/Feb 2014
Cheshire Cats Lighting October 2013
Cinderella Director / Lighting Design and Operation / Set Construction Jan/Feb 2013
A Celebration of 40 Years at The Broadbent Theatre Magic Show May 2012
Sleeping Beauty Director / Lighting Design & Operation / Set Construction Jan/Feb 2012
We'll Gather Lilacs Lighting May 2011
Mother Goose Lighting Jan/Feb 2011
Loot Lighting Design & Operation / Meadows October 2010
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens' Guild Dramatic Society's Production of "Macbeth" Lighting Design and Operation May 2010
Dick Whittington Lighting Jan/Feb 2010
An Evening of Entertainment Lighting and Sound May 2009
Confusions Lighting Design and Operation, Sound Operator April 2009
Snow White Lighting Designer, Operator  & Special Effects Jan/Feb 2009
Humpty Dumpty: The Eggs Files Lighting Designer, Operator  & Special Effects Jan/Feb 2008
The Shell Seekers Lighting Design and Technician October 2007
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens' Guild Operatic Society's Production of 'The Mikado' Lighting (playing Joyce) May 2007
Aladdin Lighting and Technical Jan/Feb 2007
The Importance of Being Earnest Lighting Design and Technical / Sound Operator October 2006
Habeas Corpus Lighting Design July 2006
Little Red Riding Hood Lighting Operation, Box Office and Advertising Jan/Feb 2006
The Truth About Women and What Brutes Men Are Box Office and Advertising October 2005
Steel Magnolias Sound Technician, Box Office & Advertising May/June 2005
Captain Hook's Revenge Box Office & Advertising Jan/Feb 2005
Steel Magnolias Box Office & Advertising October 2004
The Inaccurate Conception Lighting Technical and Design, Properties May 2004
The Inaccurate Conception Lighting Technical and Design, Properties July 2003
Cinderella, it's a Kind of Magic Adaptation, Technical Director, Lighting Design and Operation, Pyrotechnics and Special Effects February 2003
The Merry Wives of Windsor Atmospheric Lighting and Sound July 2002
Jubilee Variety Performance Lighting and Sound June 2002
Sleeping Beauty Lighting & Sound Design / Lighting Technician February 2002
Sinbad The Sailor Lighting / The Caliph of Constantinople February 2000
Aladdin Lighting & Pyrotechnics Jan/Feb 1999
Little Red Riding Hood Lighting Design Jan/Feb 1996
Nasty Neighbours Lighting October 1995
Hereward Lighting July 1995
Babes in the Wood Lighting, Pyrotechnics & Set Construction Jan/Feb 1995
Murder at Mystery Manor Lighting Design December 1994
Putting on the Screws Lighting & Sound October 1994
Steaming Lighting July 1994
Old World / Black Comedy Lighting April 1994
Cinderella Lighting & Pyrotechnics Jan 1994
Oh! What a Lovely War! Lighting & Projection October 1993
The Merchant of Venice Lighting June 1993
The Pirate Prince Lighting & Pyrotechnics Jan/Feb 1993
Happy Birthday Lighting October 1992
Pupils & the Forth Year are Animals Lighting July 1992
One Act Plays Lighting & Set Design/Construction July 1992
Mrs Warren's Profession Lighting April 1992
Aladdin Lighting, Pyrotechnics & Set Construction/Decoration Jan/Feb 1992
Teechers Lighting October 1991

Patrick as the Caliph in Sinbad the Sailor [Feb 2000] Patrick and Jim Broadbent [July 2001]
A rare stage appearance as the Caliph in Sinbad the Sailor and Patrick with Jim Broadbent

Other Companies
Patrick has lit shows and worked back stage at many venues such as Lincoln Theatre Royal, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Middleton Hall in Hull. He has worked with many amateur companies such as The Phoenix Players, Other Voices Theatre Company, Buckleswash Productions and Hull University Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Patrick is a part time lighting and sound professional bringing theatre, fashion shows, exhibitions and firework shows to such venues as the NEC Birmingham, Wembley, Olympia, London Arena, Alexandra Palace, Earl's Court, Broughton Castle and RAF Cranwell. He has even ventured as far west as Belfast and as far north as Edinburgh & Glasgow!


Patrick & Jamie at a Baby & Toddler Show [1996]

Patrick with Barney the Dinosaur

Patrick with Jamie Brown of TGS at Wembley Arena

Patrick has worked with International Superstars!

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with thanks to Lara Tomlinson and Mel Brown for photos