Photograph from Beauty & The Beast - lighting design by Matt Ladkin
© Imagine Theatre 2019 Beauty & the Beast - Victoria Theatre Halifax - Imagine Theatre 2019 | Photographer: Imagine Theatre | From the show Beauty & The Beast
Photograph from Peter Pan - lighting design by Matt Ladkin
© Imagine Theatre 2018 Peter Pan - DeMontfort Halls Leicester - Imagine Theatre 2018 | Photographer: Imagine Theatre | From the show Peter Pan
Photograph from Sleeping Beauty - lighting design by Matt Ladkin
© Stages in Design 2021 Sleeping Beauty - The Core at Corby Cube | Photographer: Imagine Theatre | From the show Sleeping Beauty
Photograph from The Ladyboys of Bangkok "Forever Yours" - lighting design by Matt Ladkin
© Kristen Goodall Photography The Ladyboys of Bangkok | Photographer: Kristen Goodall | From the show The Ladyboys of Bangkok "Forever Yours"
Photograph from Salon Live - lighting design by Matt Ladkin
© Max Live Events 2019 Salon Live 2019 - Produced by Max Live Events | From the show Salon Live

Matt Ladkin

Lighting Designer, Associate & Programmer based in Suffolk specialising in theatre, live music, outdoor trails, corporate events & television.

For more information please visit my website.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Beauty & The Beast Theatre White Rock Theatre, Hastings
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer 15 Dec 2022
Beauty & The Beast Theatre Theatre Cymru, Llandudno
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer 10 Dec 2022
Beauty & The Beast Theatre Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer 03 Dec 2022

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Peaky Blinders: The Rise Theatre The Camden Garrison
Immersive Everywhere
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Terry Cook
Director: Tom Maller
Set designer: Rebecca Brower
Jul 2022
Sleeping Beauty Theatre The Core, Corby
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Dec 2021
Sleeping Beauty Theatre DeMontfort Hall Leicester
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Janice Dunn
Dec 2021
Dr Who: Time Fracture Theatre Immersive Ldn
Immersive Everywhere
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Terry Cook
Director: Tom Maller
Set designer: Rebecca Bower
May 2021
The Upstart Crow Theatre Gielgud Theatre
Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Tim Mitchell
Director: Sean Foley
Set designer: Alice Power
Feb 2020
Aladdin Musical Leicester DeMontfort Halls
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Janice Dunn
Dec 2019
Beauty & The Beast Musical Victoria Theatre Halifax Lighting Designer Director: Robert Marsden
Dec 2019
Jack & The Beanstalk Musical Beacon Arts Centre Greenock
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Goodall
Dec 2019
Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale Theatre Shanghai, China
Secret Cinema
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Terry Cook for Woodroffe Bassett Designs
Nov 2019
Salon Live Corporate & Industrial The ICC London Excel
Max Live Events
Lighting Designer Oct 2019
Peter Pan Theatre DeMontfort Hall Leicester
Imagine Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Simon Broadbridge
Director: Janice Dunn
Dec 2018
Sleeping Beauty Theatre Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Goodall
Dec 2018
Calendar Girls the Musical Musical Leeds Grand Theatre, then touring
David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Oliver Fenwick
Director: Matt Ryan
Set designer: Rob Jones
Aug 2018
Spirit of the Horse Theatre The Equestrian Big Top, then touring
Exchange Events
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Jun 2018
The Ladyboys of Bangkok Musical The Sabai Pavilion, Derby, then touring
Exchange Events Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Set designer: Peter Massera
Mar 2018
Gandeys: The Greatest Showmen Tour Theatre The Circus Big Top, then touring
Exchange Events
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Feb 2018
Beauty & The Beast Theatre DeMontfort Hall, Leicester
Imagine Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Simon Broadbridge
Director: Janice Dunn
Set designer: Imagine Theatre
Dec 2017
Snow White Theatre Beacon Arts Centre
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Goodall
Set designer: Imagine Theatre
Dec 2017
The Ladyboys of Bangkok "Forever Yours" Theatre The Sabai Pavilion Derby, then touring
Gandey World Class Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Apr 2016
Gandeys Your Circus Awakens Theatre Circus Big Top Liverpool, then touring
Exchange Events Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Feb 2016
Royalles British Thrill Circus Theatre Kai Tak Carnival, Hong Kong
Circle Flame Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Dec 2015
The Three Little Pigs Musical Palace Theatre London, then touring
Kenny Wax
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Oliver Fenwick
Director: Anthony Drewe
Set designer: Jason Denvir
Aug 2015
The Gruffalo Musical Lyric Theatre London, then touring
Kenny Wax
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: James Whiteside
Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Jul 2015
Cirque Surreal Musical The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry Salford Quays
Exchange Events Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Apr 2015
The Ladyboys of Bangkok - ''Beauties and The Beats'' Musical The Sabai Pavillion Derby, then touring
Exchange Events Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Mar 2015
Gandey's Thrill Circus Theatre Exchange Events Ltd Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Feb 2015
Gandey's Thrill Circus Theatre Intu Merry Hill
Exchange Events Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Oct 2014
The Ladyboys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Theatre The Sabai Pavilion Derby, then touring
Gandey World Class Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Mar 2014
Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory Musical Hackney Empire
Big Wobbly Productions Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Boyd
Set designer: Diego Pitarch
Sep 2013
The Circus of Horrors Musical Globe Theatre Blackpool, then touring
Physco Management
Lighting Designer Director: Dr Haze
Oct 2009
The Ladyboys of Bangkok (Theatre Tour 2009-Present) Musical Baths Halls, Scunthorpe, then touring
Alan Clayton Concerts Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Gandey
Apr 2009
The Artisan Theatre The Lakeside Theatre, Colchester
PlayRemains Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Lindsay
Feb 2008

Sleeping Beauty

It’s bright, loud, colourful, utterly silly, and it knows it.
Rob Bartley, East Midlands Theatre 22/12/2021
a gorgeously lit set of greens, purples and sparkle
Sally Jack, British Theatre Guide 13/12/2021
With impressive sets and costumes and brilliant lighting designed by Matt Ladkin, the production superbly sets each scene from the bright glittering palace to the dark looming forest.
Mark Johnson, Beyond the Curtain 12/12/2021

Aladdin

It’s lit classily like they used to be, it looks like a traditional panto, it’s everything you want and more.
Alex Belfield, Celebrity Radio 27/12/2019
Writer Eric Potts and Janice Dunn's direction keep everything moving at a good pace, the set is a fairly simple series of backdrops and curtains with the whole production brought to life with Matt Ladkin’s effective lighting design (and a big “wow” for the impressive magic carpet sequence).
Sally Jack, British Theatre Guide 21/12/2019
Location availability:
  • Africa
  • Australasia & Asia Pacific
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Far East & East Asia
  • Middle East & West Asia
  • North America
  • Scotland
  • South America
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Western Europe & Scandinavia
  • Worldwide
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Open Air Events
Architectural:
  • Gardens
  • Open Air Events
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07824 391549

Email address

hello@mattladkin.co.uk

Website

http://www.stagesindesign.co.uk

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