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Memorial for Richard Pacholski (R2)


Memorial for Richard Pacholski (R2)

Chameleon is hosting a celebration of the life of R2 (Richard Pacholski) next Monday 18 March, 4pm – 9pm at their warehouse in Sydney.


R2 was a highly respected member of the lighting community, as a lighting designer, associate designer or production electrician. After starting his lighting career at the Adelaide Festival Centre, and then with The Australian Ballet, Richard joined Cameron Mackintosh Australia in the late eighties as Lighting Manager, and over the next decade toured extensively on productions of Cats, Les Misérables, Five Guys Named Moe, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Rent!

More recently R2 worked as a freelancer, with his own company r2 design + production pty ltd, and has been the Associate Lighting Designer for:

Cats (Australia, Korea), The Phantom of the Opera (Australia, Korea), Les Misérables (Argentina, Brasil, Mexico, Germany, Holland, Korea), Mamma Mia! (Australia, Asia, Korea), We Will Rock You (Australia, Japan, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Asia, UK tour, Italy tour), Spamalot (Australia), Boeing Boeing (Australia), The Graduate (Australia), Billy Elliot The Musical (Australia, Korea), Avenue Q (Australia), Miss Saigon (Australia, Korea, Brasil, Holland, Japan, London), Mary Poppins (Australia), War Horse (Australia, Japan), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia), Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Australia), Barnum (UK tour), Mathilda The Musical (Australia) and Kinky Boots (Australia).

All are welcome and if you would like to attend, please register at this Eventbrite link


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