Robert is an acclaimed television and theatre director, writer and specialist in digital capture and Screen Arts. Most recently, he directed Bleak House Guest for Sky Arts Urban Myth series, starring Monica Dolan, Ian Hart and Stephen Mangan which aired on Sky in spring 2019. He co – wrote and directed all six episodes of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Hang Ups (Slam Films) In late 2018 he was appointed as Creative Director of Fremantle’s fiction podcasting label – STORYGLASS, launching the label in December 2018 with the first commissioned projects, Regina Moriarty’s Baby It’s Cold Outside starring Chris O’Dowd and Ann – Marie Duff and the critically acclaimed Kill The Beast’s Who Exploded Vivien Stone?
In 2009, Robert founded the multi – award – winning Digital Theatre and Digital Theatre Plus, respectively the world’s leading performing arts and arts education platforms, with a footprint in more than 100 countries and accessible by over 4 million students worldwide. He has directed all 25 of Digital Theatre’s live captures of theatre, dance and opera productions, including recently the Sonia Friedman Productions/Menier Chocolate Factory Production of Funny Girl , s tarring Sheridan Smith (UK cinemas Autumn 2018 through Trafalgar Releasing), which was subsequently broadcast on Sky Arts over Christmas 2018, Northern Ballet’s Casanova (Sky Arts) which was broadcast on Sky over Easter 2018 and ETT’s acclaimed revisioning of Othello , which was released in January 2019 on digitaltheatreplus.com. He continues to work as Creative Advisor for the Digital Theatre Group alongside fellow advisors, Dawn Airey, Neelay Patel, Kate Packenham and Ed Vaizey.
Robert has also directed over forty stage productions in theatres such as The Donmar, Royal Court, Almeida, Hampstead Theatre, RSC, The Royal Exchange Manchester, Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Crucible Theatres and the West End, including Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar Warehouse), Stephen Adley Guirgis’ In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Hampstead Theatre), Gary Mitchell’s In A Little World Of Our Own (Donmar Warehouse), Peter Whelan’s A Russian In The Woods (RSC/Barbican), Gary Mitchell’s The Force Of Change (Royal Court) and Owen McCafferty’s Shoot The Crow (Trafalgar Studios).