Patrick Woodroffe and his partner Adam Bassett have produced the lighting designs for an extraordinary collection of clients and occasions.
Over the last forty years in the world of contemporary music alone, Woodroffe has lit artists as diverse as ABBA and AC/DC, Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode and Elton John, Raquel Welch, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Take That and the Rolling Stones!
The work has led to performances in some highly unusual places, from the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero where The Rolling Stones played to the largest audience ever assembled for a rock concert, to The White House in Washington where Paul McCartney played to President Obama, and Buckingham Palace where the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee with a concert in the grounds of her house.
In the classical world Patrick and Adam have lit performances by many well-known singers, conductors and orchestras including The Three Tenors, Sir George Solti, Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra. They have also lit some important operas together including two much-acclaimed productions of Romeo and Juliet in Vienna and Giulio Cesare in Helsinki, where in both cases the lighting took the place of the scenery on a bare stage.
In musical theatre credits include large-scale arena productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Batman Live and Ben Hur, and also the celebratory anniversary concerts for both Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Adam’s work in theatre is represented in productions including The Full Monty, Into the Hoods, Tonight’s the Night, Jekyll & Hyde and many dance productions.
As well as live performance lighting the team has also lit a highly eclectic collection of special events including international music festivals, couture fashion shows, industrial trade presentations, charity dinners and national inaugurations. Adam has been the lighting designer at the Doha Film Festival in Qatar since its inception and for fifteen years the pair have lit and helped to produce events for Vanity Fair in Los Angeles for the Oscars and also for events in New York, Washington and the Cannes Film Festival. In 2012 Patrick was the lighting designer and Adam associate lighting designer, for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London Olympic Games with Adam co-designing the lighting for the Paralympic Games Ceremonies.
In film Patrick has worked with many different directors and producers including Martin Scorsese on the Rolling Stones feature Shine A Light. His work was featured in Michael Jackson’s This is It, the film of the ill-fated tour for which he also conceived and designed the lighting.
In addition to their work in live performance Adam and Patrick have been responsible for many important architectural lighting schemes, including the lighting of the gardens at Highgrove House for The Prince of Wales, Prague Castle for President Havel, and The Millennium Dome in London. They have created permanent installations at The V+A Museum and Somerset House in London and designed the exterior lighting at the Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas. They also conceived and lit the Lake of Dreams son-et-lumiere at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and the Morphing Atrium at the Wynn Hotel in Macau.
Patrick and Adam have taught and lectured on the subject of lighting internationally and together they both continue to regularly consult on projects all over the world.