Patrick James O'Connell
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atrick has worked in professional theatre, touring the world for over thirty years as a musician, actor performer, director, musical director, conductor, author and composer (click here for sounds, photos and movies)

After graduating from Edinburgh University he worked in Aberdeen for Guizer Theatre Company. Subsequently,he returned to Edinburgh to work at the legendary Café Graffiti.

It was there that he first came into contact with the Natural Theatre Company of Bath, with whom John, his duo partner of the past 26 years, had already been working (click here for the Pat & John website). Over the years, Patrick was involved with the company in many roles from composer to performer. Perhaps best remembered are the "Scarlatti" shows which toured between 1985 & 2000.

Patrick moved to Germany in 1988, and has worked extensively with the Ohnsorg Theatre in Hamburg. John and he spent a lot of time on the Hapag-Lloyd ships until 2001, and since 2003 Patrick has been working as MD for AIDA cruises, training people on land and sailing the seven seas.