“Roll Up, Roll up
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Boys & Girls!”
Robert gained his first experience at the age of sixteen entertaining the crowds at Thorpe Park in Surrey and on the street outside Pollock's Toy Museum in London. Since then he has been invited to children's birthday parties, school fetes, adult parties & wedding anniversaries, trade shows, county fairs and corporate events. He has participated in Christmas promotions at Harrod's, Liberty and Selfridges department stores and attended international puppet festivals in Marseille, Provence, Arad, Mistelbach, Segovia, Salamanca, Frankfurt, Magdeburg, Hohnstein, Halle, Vienna, Wels & Lubeck. Outside of Europe, Robert has been invited to Minsk, Kuwait, Muscat and Japan, performing in Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sakata & Iwata; and also at the famous PUK Puppet Theatre in Tokyo.
Robert’s clients have included Dreamland, The Vaults, Kent Life, London Farmers' Markets, The Royal Society of St. George, the V&A Museum of Childhood, St. Pancras International, Hyde Park Lido, Chelsea Physic Garden, Glasgow Museum, The Lambeth Show, The Wimbledon Guild, The Soho Society, Hastings Museum, The Arundel Festival, Beverley Puppet Festival, Tunbridge Wells Puppet Festival & the Rochester Dickens Festival.
On television Robert has provided puppetry sequences for The Six O'Clock News, Peter Ackroyd's London, Eastenders, Creeped Out, Prisoners’ Wives, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Vanity Fair, Panorama, Seriously Funny - a C4 documentary on the history of comedy, and Crocodile Snap directed by Joe Wright. Derek Jarman asked Robert and Mr. Punch to participate in one of his later films - The Garden, and Tom Hanks directed the pair in an episode of Band of Brothers.
Robert is also an actor and freelance theatre director. More...