Photograph from The Knights of Music - lighting design by grahamrobertslx
© www.darren-bell.co.uk Photographer: Darren Bell | From the show The Knights of Music
Photograph from Neu Reekie - Where are we now - lighting design by grahamrobertslx
Photographer: Unknown | From the show Neu Reekie - Where are we now
Photograph from BBC Radio1 Big Weekend - lighting design by grahamrobertslx
© BBC Photographer: BBC | From the show BBC Radio1 Big Weekend
Photograph from Experience 10 - lighting design by grahamrobertslx
© HOTR From the show Experience 10

Graham Roberts

Grahams interest in lighting started very early on in life. It started with his Grandad showing him how to light up a little light bulb with a small piece of bell wire and a battery. From there he started building theatres out of cardboard boxes and lighting the stage using small bulbs and using Quality Street wrappers as Gels.

At school, Graham was always interested in sound and lighting. He operated lighting for many school performances on an old Furse lighting control unit. Carrying on from school, Graham went on to College to study Performing Arts.

Graham's career started at the age of 18 working at Northern Theatre Company where he started lighting small, intimate theatre at ‘Studio 2’, a space that seated 60. Shows included ‘Abigail's Party’, ’Stitching’ and ‘An Englishman's Home’. Graham then took a side step from theatre and started working on Music and Corporate events.

Currently Graham is designing and operating shows for Theatre, Gospel and Festivals.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Justin's Band Theatre Millennium Centre, Cardiff, then touring
Subfrantic Production Services
Lighting Designer Director: Justin Fletcher
Set designer: Morgan Large
Mar 2018
Confederation of African Football Awards Television Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana
Subfrantic Production Services
Lighting Designer Jan 2018
Substance Concert Hull City Hall
HPSS Ltd
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
Experience 12 Concert TBS Lagos Nigeria
Subfrantic
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
Saturday Night At The Movies Theatre Theatre Royal, Windsor, then touring
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Lighting Designer Jul 2017
Neu Reekie - Where are we now Concert Hull City Hall
HPSS Ltd
Lighting Designer Jun 2017
BBC Radio1 Big Weekend Concert Introducing Stage
HPSS Ltd
Lighting Designer May 2017
The Knights of Music Theatre Subfrantic Production Services Lighting Designer Director: Simon Schofield
Apr 2017
Experience 11 Concert TBS Lagos Nigeria
Subfrantic Production Services
Lighting Designer Dec 2016
Danny Hero Theatre The Core, Corby Lighting Designer Oct 2016
Joe McElderry - Northern Lights Tour Concert Subfrantic Production Services Lighting Designer Oct 2016
Joe McElderry - Northern Lights Tour Concert Subfrantic Production Services Lighting Designer Aug 2016
The Knights of Music Theatre Subfrantic / Schofield Productions Lighting Designer Director: Gary Lloyd
Apr 2016
Experience 10 Concert TBS Lagos Nigeria
Subfrantic Production Services
Lighting Designer Dec 2015
CBBC Live and Digital Television Hull City Hall
HPSS Ltd
Lighting Designer Oct 2015
Journey's End Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Seldon
Nov 2011

Experience 11

"Roberts' design featured more than 200 lighting fixtures, over half of which were powerful Claypaky moving heads. Using the advanced software features of the Avolites Sapphire Touch, he created a series of bold, bright and colourful looks that worked alongside the music to immerse the crowd in praise and celebration."
Avolites, Avolites News Letter 29/03/2017
Nigeria - Two of Avolites' most popular lighting control consoles, Sapphire Touch and Tiger Touch II, were selected to deliver the multi-layered, diverse lighting for 15 of the best gospel music ministers from around the world during Nigeria's mammoth praise event The Experience 11: Revealing Jesus. Reported to be 'Africa's largest concert', with revellers upwards of 500,000, The Experience has been running since 2006 and is produced by vibrant, multi-ethnic church, House on the Rock. Stephen Davies of UK-based Subfrantic Production Services, longstanding technical supplier of the church's London branch, has been involved with the gospel extravaganza for the past four years. Each year he selects Avolites to handle the increasingly large lighting concept. "Choosing Avolites to deliver The Experience's lighting is always an easy decision to make," says Davies. "We have a long history... continue reading
Jim Evans, LSI. Similar articles in various other publications. 10/03/2017

Experience 10

This year Subfrantic supplied technical staff to handle FOH and stage audio, patch, stage video, broadcast mix, multitrack recording, lighting design and operation, stage management and production management for a list of artists including Donnie McClurkin, Don Moen, Micah Stampley, Sonnie Badu, Kim Burrell, Nathaniel Bassey and Frank Edwards.
LSi Online, LSI. Similar articles in various other publications. 17/12/2015
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Musicals
Contact method Details
Email address grahamrobertslx@googlemail.com
Website www.grahamrobertslx.co.uk