Robert trained at Rose Bruford College and SFA University in Texas. Robert has appeared in plays and musicals all over the UK, Italy and Egypt. He originated roles in national tours of Soap Opera and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; as well as playing Bungle in Rainbow Live! And visiting theatres with Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play.
In the last few years Robert has appeared in the number one national tour of the Glenn Miller Story, Hoods – the New Musical, directed by Craig Revel Horwood at the Arts Theatre, London and Coppelia with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Other stage work includes plays such as Romeo and Juliet, The Way of the World, As You Like It, China Dolls, The Gaydar Diaries and a season of Chekhov; as well as musicals including The Wizard of Oz, Head, The Last Maharajah and Cinders.
On screen Robert was a judge for two years on Panto Factor and recently shot the documentary London’s Secret Skeletons for Channel 4. Robert got four buzzers on Britain's Got Talent alongside appearances on Britain's Got More Talent with Stephen Mulhern. He regularly appears in short films such as Bob Woodrow's Stories, The Devil Wears a Cassock, Mars , Flu Dunnit? and is in the documentary Panto People.
As a voice performer he can be heard on the Brittany Ferries party dance Pierre's Party Time and has lent his voice talent to the adult animation Wolf Who Was. For a year he was the voice of Angel in the X-Men audio series.
Robert has worked with a whole host of the UK's most popular performers from stage and screen. These include soap stars such as Leslie Grantham, Lisa Riley, Graham Cole, Ricky Norwood, Jamie Foreman and Alan Fletcher; members of BoyZone, B*Witched and Blue; several of the cast of 'Allo, 'Allo and British entertainment legends Tommy Steele, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee!
Robert is a regular pantomime performer and has performed in over twenty pantos during the last ten years, usually playing the dame. He has appeared in almost every subject from Mother Goose to Cinderella in Middlesbrough, Stockport, Newark, Sevenoaks (for five years) and Gravesend; as well as touring theatres and other venues with productions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Alice in Wonderland and the Pirates of Treasure Island. For Robert, panto isn’t just for Christmas and he can often be found donning a frock at Easter or during the summer holidays, keeping Brittany Ferries and Haven Holidays’ guests entertained.
Robert also writes and directs productions. He has directed the last two panto seasons at the Woodville Theatre, Gravesend and one at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks; as well as writing and directing the touring pantomime for Haven Holidays. Alongside this work Robert also runs educational workshops and loves to spread the joy of pantomime and theatre!