Photograph from The Herbal Bed - lighting design by Michael Dobbs
Photographer: Copyright -Paul Cobb Photography | From the show The Herbal Bed
Photograph from The Rise and Fall of Little Voice - lighting design by Michael Dobbs
Act 1 | Photographer: Clive Harmston | From the show The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Photograph from 'Allo 'Allo - lighting design by Michael Dobbs
Photographer: Clive Harmston | From the show 'Allo 'Allo
Photograph from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - lighting design by Michael Dobbs
Photographer: Act1 | From the show One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Michael Dobbs

I worked for Strand when it was SEECOL for those who remember the days of Patt23 MkII and when 29 King Street was in Covent Garden complete with fruit & veg! During this time I was associated with the Tower Theatre, Islington (when that was still there). Originating from Nottinghamshire I have lit shows at The Palace Theatre - both Mansfield and Newark. My main association has been and continues with the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, Nr Newark, Nottinghamshire.

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Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Private Lives Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Set designer: Jean Lebeter & Steve Wing
Sep 2019
Crown Matrimonial Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Pat Marks
Jun 2019
The Government Inspector Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Cavan McLaughlin
Apr 2019
Oh What A Lovely War! Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Nov 2018
The Ghost Train Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Pat Marks
Jun 2018
Sitting Pretty Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Argent Theatre Compamy
Lighting Designer Director: Mary Timms
Set designer: Yvonne Cockayne
Mar 2018
Extra Time Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Karen Peck
Set designer: David Piper
Feb 2018
A Christmas Carol Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Set designer: Jean Lebeter & Steve Wing
Dec 2017
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Set designer: Geoff Morgan
Sep 2017
The Witches Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Carolyn Drury
Set designer: David Piper
Jun 2017
One Man Two Guvnors Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Val Wilson
Set designer: David Piper
Apr 2017
Ladies Down Under Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Lohn K Leventhall
Director: Geoff Morgan
Set designer: Geoff Morgan
Jan 2017
Anne Boleyn Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jill Mills
Set designer: David Piper
Nov 2016
My Mother Said I Never Should Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: John K Leventhall
Director: Jean Baliol-Key
Set designer: Jean Baliol-Key & Steve WIng
Sep 2016
Noel Coward's Brief Encounter Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Dave Baliol-Key
Jun 2016
Gaslight Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Set designer: David Piper
Apr 2016
Ladies' Day Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, Nr Newark, Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Set designer: Geoff Morgan
Jan 2016
Hi de Hi Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Lebeter
Set designer: Justin Day
Jun 2015
Sense and Sensibility Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Karen Peck
Set designer: Geoff Morgan
Apr 2015
The Ladykillers Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Set designer: Jean Lebeter
Jan 2015
Neighbourhood Watch Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Dawn Stubbs
Set designer: Geoff Morgan
Nov 2014
Yes Prime Minister Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Jun 2014
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Val Wilson
Apr 2014
'Allo 'Allo Theatre Farndon Memorial Hall Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Jan 2014
Weekend Breaks Theatre Newark Academy Lilley & Stone Site
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Liz Morgan
Apr 2013
Seasons Greetings Theatre Farndon Village Memorial Hall
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Jan 2013
The 39 Steps Theatre Newark Academy Lilley & Stone Site
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Nov 2012
A Letter from the General Theatre Lilley and Stone School Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Mar 2012
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Theatre Lilley and Stone School Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Nov 2011
Salt of the Earth Theatre Farndon Village Memorial Hall
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Jan 2011
The Titfield Thunderbolt Theatre Minster School Theatre Southwell Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Nov 2009
When We Are Married Theatre Winthorpe Community Centre
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Morgan
Jun 2009
Daisy Pulls It Off Theatre Winthorpe Community Centre
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Nov 2008
Our Day Out Theatre Minster School Theatre Southwell
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Oct 2007
Pygmalion Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Val Wilson
Oct 2001
The Herbal Bed Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Janet Flisher
Mar 2001
Skylight Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Nov 2000
The Cemetery Club Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Brian Cast
Oct 2000
Much Ado about Nothing Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Val Wilson
Mar 2000
Cabaret Musical Robin Hood Theatre, Averham nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Dec 1999
TheDarling Buds of May Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Janet Flisher
Jul 1999
Salad Days Musical Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Operating Theatre
Lighting Designer Mar 1999
Rumours Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Mar 1999
Theft Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Lighting Designer Jan 1999
The Cherry Orchard Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Val Wilson
Nov 1998
Cider with Rosie Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averahm Nr Newark
RHTC
Lighting Designer Director: Jean Lebeter
Aug 1998
Communicating Doors Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Aug 1998
The Weekend Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Baliol-Key
Set designer: Paul Cobb
Nov 1997
Out of Order Theatre Palace Theatre Mansfield
Sherwood Players
Lighting Designer Director: John Dove
Sep 1996
The Diary of Anne Frank Theatre Palace Theatre Newark
The Newstagers Drama Company
Lighting Designer Director: Dave Baliol-Key
Set designer: Paul Cobb
Nov 1995
The Mermaid's Cowardy Custard Theatre Palace Theatre, Newark
Newstagers, Newark
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Cobb
Jun 1995
Beyond Reasonable Doubt Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Jan 1994
Close the Coalhouse Door Theatre Palace Theatre Newark
The Newstagers Drama Company
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Cobb
Nov 1993
A Collier's Friday Night Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Nov 1993
Shakespeare's Country Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Oct 1993
Steel Magnolias Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Jul 1992
A Small Family Business Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer May 1992
Lettice and Lovage Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts Lighting Designer Mar 1992
A Murder is Announced Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts Lighting Designer Jan 1992
The Dresser Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company Ltd
Lighting Designer Nov 1991
Quartermaine's Terms Theatre Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, Nr Newark, Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Oct 1991
Rebecca Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark Notts
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Joy Linnell
Set designer: David Nightingale
Jul 1991
Twelfth Night Theatre Robin Hood Theatre
RHTC
Lighting Designer Director: Bryan Poyser
Jan 1991
Blithe Spirit Theatre Robin Hood Theatre
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Jul 1990
The Waltz of the Toreadors Theatre Robin Hood Theatre
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Margot Anderson
Set designer: John Kitchen
May 1990
The Entertainer Theatre Robin Hood Theatre
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Carolyn Drury
Mar 1990
Who Killed Santa Claus Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Jan 1990
Tartuffe Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham Nr Newark
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Gordon Parsons
Nov 1989
A Chorus of Disapproval Theatre Robin Hood Theatre Averham
Robin Hood Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: John Perry
Apr 1989
See How They Run Theatre Tower Theatre Canonbury N1
Tower Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Clyde Jones
Set designer: Frank Corkery
Jun 1971
The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides Theatre Tower Theatre Canonbury N1
Tower Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Clyde Jones
Set designer: Frank Corkery
Mar 1971

Twelfth Night

Lighting Designer Michael Dobbs works wonders with the cyclorama, washing the backcloth with atmospheric colours and even projecting symbolic waves on it for some scenes
P R Allin, Newark Advertiser 30/01/1991
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