About ProRefero

The name ProRefero should be divided into two parts:



Relating to or belonging to a profession:

  1. ‘young professional people’

    1.1 Worthy of or appropriate to a professional person; competent, skilful, or assured:

    ‘his professional expertise’
    ‘their music is both memorable and professional’
  2. Engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as an amateur:

    ‘a professional boxer’


  1. A person engaged or qualified in a profession:

    ‘professionals such as lawyers and surveyors’

    1.1 A person engaged in a specified activity, especially a sport, as a main paid occupation rather than as a pastime:

    ‘his first season as a professional’

    1.2 A person competent or skilled in a particular activity:

    ‘she was a real professional on stage’
Oxford Dictionary definition



  1. bearbringdrive or carry back.
  2. give backgive upreturnrestorepay backrepay.
  3. of sound – I bring back, returnanswerecho.
  4. I bring back, restorerenewreviverepeat.
  5. say in return, respondreplyanswer.
  6. I repeat, reportannouncerelaterecounttell, say
  7. I make known officially, report, announcenotifyproclaim.
Wordsense definition

 Meet the team

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Michael’s passion for theatre has always been his driving force to delivery quality. After starting work at the Theatre Royal Lincoln at the age of 17, Michael stood out as a keen and enthusiastic technician, rapidly sourcing knowledge of theatre through practical experience.

At the age of 20, Michael started in the role of Head Flyman and Chief Technician at the Theatre Royal Lincoln and after two more years designed the concert lighting for the vast majority of the Theatre Royals shows. Michael then got the opportunity to tour as lighting designer and Production Lighting Engineer for the No.1 National Tour of ’How Sweet It Is’ and other large-scale national tours from 2008-2010.

In 2010, Michael was asked to return to the newly refurbished Lincoln Theatre Royal in the role of Supervising Lighting Technician. He accepted the position and took this opportunity to utilise his touring venue experience into improving the technical department.

Whilst in this role, Michael worked as Production Stage Manager and Lighting Designer for various Ian Dickens International productions. Designing the lighting for productions such as ‘The Woman in White’ (A novel by Wilkie Collins, adapted by Nicola Boyce, UK National tour), ‘Busybody’ (by Jack Popplewell, UK National tour), ‘Who Killed Agatha Christie?’ (by Tudor Gates, UK National tour), ‘Death by Fatal Murder’ (by Peter Gordon, UK National tour), ‘Haunted’ (by Ron Aldridge, UK National tour) and ‘Girl’s Night In’ (by Dave Simpson, UK National tour). As well as lighting productions such as ‘A Christmas Carol’ (a novel by Charles Dickens, adapted by Nicola Boyce, Lincoln Theatre Royal, Worthing Connaught Theatre), ‘Charlie’s Aunt’ (by Brandon Thomas, Lincoln Theatre Royal) and Pantomimes such as ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Cinderella’ with headliners Cannon & Ball.

Michael began working at the University of Lincoln as Technical Manager of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts in March 2012. Outside of work, Michael created and manages the ProRefero Blog, with the aim of impacting people working in the arts sector.

Michael is a loving family man, spending as much time as he can with his wife and his two sons.