Robert is the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. Most recently he directed the musical STANDING AT THE SKY’S EDGE, which was created by Richard Hawley and Chris Bush, and which opened in March 2019 to outstanding reviews.
Previously at Sheffield, he directed a critically acclaimed revival of THE YORK REALIST co-produced with and presented at The Donmar Warehouse in London where he was Associate Director. Rob directed JULIUS CAESAR, OF KITH AND KIN (co-produced with The Bush Theatre) and THE WIZARD OF OZ. He also directed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in Autumn 2018.
Rob directed MACBETH at Shakespeare’s Globe, starring Michelle Terry, in winter 2018.
In 2016 he directed BREAKING THE CODE at Manchester Royal Exchange in the play’s first major revival for 30 years. In that year, he also directed HENRY V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre starring Michelle Terry.
As Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse he directed SPLENDOUR by Abi Morgan and a revival of MY NIGHT WITH REG by Kevin Elyot which transferred to the Apollo Theatre, West End.
Previous productions include: A BREAKFAST OF EELS by Robert Holman, (Print Room 2015), CARTHAGE by Chris Thompson (Finborough Theatre, 2014), EVENTS WHILE GUARDING THE BOFORS GUN by John McGrath (Finborough Theatre, 2012), SUNBURST by Tennessee Williams (UK Premiere, Holborn Grange Hotel, 2012).
He was Associate Director for SIXTY-SIX BOOKS/Bush Theatre: IN THE LAND OF UZ by Neil LaBute, THE MIDDLE MAN by Anthony Weigh, DAVID AND GOLIATH by Andrew Motion, SNOW IN SHEFFIELD by Helen Mort and A LOST EXPRESSION by Luke Kennard.