Trained: Arts Educational School, London
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS - Chichester/Children’s Touring Partnership
PRISCILLA - Palace Theatre, London
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY - Salisbury Playhouse
THE WAY OF THE WORLD – Northampton Royal
THE CREEPER - Playhouse Theatre, London
ROMEO & JULIET – English Touring Theatre/Hong Kong
KING LEAR - English Touring Theatre/Old Vic
PARTY TIME - Battersea Arts Centre
ORIGINAL SIN - Sheffield Crucible
A PATRIOT FOR ME – RSC
CHICAGO - English Theatre, Frankfurt
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW – Coventry Belgrade
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LEND ME A TENOR - York Theatre Royal
WIND IN THE WILLOWS – Clwyd Theatr Cymru
CRIME OF THE CENTURY, A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Birmingham Rep
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE SWAGGERER - Regent’s Park Open Air
BREAKING THE CODE, SPIDER’S WEB, CONSENT - Basingstoke Haymarket
ELIZABETH – THE GOLDEN AGE
SON OF RAMBOW
D’ARTAGNAN & LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES
TO KILL A KING
THE CRICKLEWOOD GREATS
50 WAYS TO KILL YOUR LOVER
Robert has participated in workshops and play readings for the Royal Court, the National Theatre Studio, the Actor's Centre and the the Park Theatre. He was assistant to the agent Hilary Gagan for three years, during which time he was invited to speak at the Drama Studio and Arts Educational School on various aspects of professional preparation. He has directed Trelawney Of The Wells and two agent showcases for the London Centre For Theatre Studies at the Jermyn Street Theatre; co-directed an agent showcase for the Rose Bruford College at the Soho Theatre; and directed Babies, Daisy Pulls It Off, Punk Rock, Girls Like That, The Visit, The Dining Room, How To Disappear Completely, Made In Dagenham, and Zigger Zagger for CPA. Robert has lectured to students and facilitated new entry auditions at the Rose Bruford College; adjudicated for the Urdang Academy; and run workshops with students of the London School of Musical Theatre and the London Studio Centre.
In 1994, Robert collaborated with the composer Timothy Higgs on a musical adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel 'The Loved One' for which he supplied the book and lyrics. Entitled 'Dearly Beloved', the show blends the classic ingredients of a traditional musical with the coffins and cadavers of Waugh's original to create a unique theatrical experience - a quirky black musical comedy that satisfies the most morbid of curiosities.
Ned Sherrin said of the piece: "The dramatization is a triumph! The wit and economy are preserved. The score sets up the jokes and matches the pace and lightness of touch of the original. Is there still room for wit and irony in a musical? If there is, Dearly Beloved has both, and much more."
Robert has twice directed the production in workshop: at the Aldwych Theatre for West End impresario Michael Codron; and at the Bridewell Theatre for artistic director Carol Metcalfe who requested that Dearly Beloved open the Settling New Scores Season in 1997.
In 1998, Dearly Beloved was short listed for the Vivian Ellis Prize - a national competition to discover and promote new writing in British Musical Theatre. At the conclusion of a gala presentation at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Dearly Beloved was presented the highest award for Most Promising New Musical 1998.
Dearly Beloved has since been performed by graduating students at the Rose Bruford College and the Royal College of Music.
All enquiries: Nicki Stoddart, United Agents - 020 7166 5266